IditaRead Digital – The Last Great Reading Race

Always a favorite, Idita-read projects motivate students to read more, read more often, and keep reading!  Now your students can travel the Iditarod Trail race route as they achieve reading goals just as they watch the mushers move along the race route.

Teachers work with students to set individualized reading goals. As students reach each goal, their avatars move down the trail from checkpoint to checkpoint on the race map just like the GPS Tracker that shows mushers during the race. On reaching Nome, a student will receive an official finisher’s certificate.

Any number of classes or students can be tracked and the goals can be customized. For example, students may read for a set amount of time, a number of pages, or by chapters. Teachers can even have students complete a reading lesson or activity to progress. When a student finishes the assigned task , the teacher reviews and approves it, and automatically, the student’s avatar, GIA, will move down the trail!

Easy to sign up and easy to use:

  • Sign Up – Please go to and complete the registration form.
  • Review Process – We review all submissions. You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours after signup.
  • Begin the race to Nome with your students!

Jane Holmes, Education Director