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Fun with crossword puzzles

Have fun with crossword puzzles! Just click on the link for a printable PDF. Find crossword answers on Iditarod.com by searching the website categories or by entering keywords into the Iditarod.com search bar.  2020 Iditarod Crossword 2 PDF, Crossword 2 answer key 2020 Iditarod Crossword 1 PDF , Crossword 1 answer key       …

Field trip to the vet check before the race

https://iditarod.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/vetcheck.m4v Every dog that runs in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race must pass extensive medical examinations. Blood work and ECG recordings are included in the exam process. All dogs have microchip implants for identification.  During the race, vets are along the trail at checkpoints to examine the dogs.  Keeping dogs healthy before, during, and …

Color and create with Zuma

Download, print out, and color these pages or use them in your own creations. Design your own mushing gear, like dog booties and harnesses. Color unique markings to make your own Alaskan Husky breed. Dogs and Gear   Sled Dog 1 – Zuma Coloring Page PDF Sled Dog 2 – Zuma in Black and White …

Iditarod Scavenger Hunt

Tails from the Trail As Kaci Murringer entered the chute in Nome on March 22nd, the 2020 Iditarod officially ended.  The Widow’s Lamp was extinguished and the Red Lantern, a symbol of perseverance, was awarded to Kaci. She persevered through rough weather, extreme cold, and across 1,000 miles of some of the most amazing scenery.   …

An Amazing Journey Comes to an End

Tails from the Trail- Homeward Bound   Snow, blizzard conditions, -40 to 34-degree temperatures, COVID19, checkpoints being moved, and so much more. One thing for sure is that this has truly been an Iditarod to remember!  It has been a race of change and resilience.    When the rest of the sports world was shutting …

There’s No Place Like Nome

Tails from the Trail Welcome to Nome! Nome is not only the end of the Iditarod Trail, but it is also a historic town located along the Bering Sea.  With a population of 3576, Nome was once a thriving city of over 30,000 when gold was discovered in the beach sand in 1899. Nome is …

We have a Champion!!!

Tails from the Trail The Burled Arch was ready.  The crowd was gathering.  After 9 days 10 hours 37 minutes and 47 seconds, an amazing run, and a race like no other, Thomas Waener of Torpa Norway has become the 2020 Iditarod Champion! Thomas left Saftey at 9:17pm traveling at a little over 6 mph, …

Warming up in Unalakleet

Tails from the Trail The sun is shining, temperatures in the mid 30’s, and teams are steadily coming into Unalakleet.  About half the teams have arrived now and many more will continue through the night.  With these warmer temperatures it could slow down a team.  Mushers are taking extra care not to let their dogs …

Unalakleet

Tails from the Trail Welcome to Unalakleet! Unalakleet is the largest village along the Iditarod Trail between Wasilla and Nome, with a population of 882. Unalakleet is the beginning of the mushers trek along the Bering Sea.  During this part of the trail the mushers can expect higher winds and possible snow storms. However today …

A brief stop in McGrath

Tails from the Trail A quick stop in McGrath before Unalakleet tomorrow. McGrath is located at the meeting point of the Kuskokwim and Takotna River.  It is a larger village, with a population of 479.  This is the last hub for larger aircraft before Unalakleet, so many volunteers and Iditarod crew will pass through McGrath …