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Takotna Checkpoint…..√

All of the mushers have officially come and gone through the Takotna checkpoint. If you look at the description of Takotna on the Iditarod website, it says, “This is one of the smallest towns with one of the biggest welcomes.” Having had the opportunity to witness how this checkpoint operates, I couldn’t agree more! When …

All for the Dogs

The Iditarod and the mushers pride themselves on making sure that the dogs are always healthy and safe. Throughout the race, volunteer veterinarians can be seen routinely performing examinations on the dogs. Even if they appear to be in great condition, vets still check their health and status. This year, there’s approximately 50 volunteer vets …

24-hour Rest and Time Differential

Greetings from Takotna, where numerous mushers are currently using their mandatory 24-hour rest. For those of you who might not know, according to rule 13, mushers must take one 24-hour rest at any checkpoint. They are also required to take two additional 8-hour rests—one needs be completed at any checkpoint along the Yukon River, and …

Working for a Rest

It has been a very busy day at Nikolai. Mushers have been arriving one after another since the early morning. The first musher to make it into the checkpoint was 2018 Iditarod Champion, Joar Leifseth Ulsom. He arrived around 6:30 A.M. After a couple of hours, it felt like a musher was arriving every 15-20 …

2019 Summer Camp for Educator June 22 – July 1 – Registration is Open

Registration for the 2019 Summer Camp is now open. Join us for this 9 Day Event – June 22 – July 1. Register for the 2019 Summer Camp by Clicking Here! More information about the 2019 Summer Camp event will be posted soon!  Questions?  Contact djohnson@iditarod.com For general camp information, click here!

Drop Bags in Nikolai

Many people are  often curious about how mushers can have enough supplies for themselves and their dogs as they travel along the Iditarod Trail and make their way to Nome. At almost every checkpoint that a musher arrives at, he/she has a drop bag, or several drop bags, waiting there. For most mushers, planning what …

Nome Bound

And so it begins! All 52 mushers have successfully left the Willow starting line and are making their way, approximately 1,000 grueling miles, to Nome, AK. Mushers and their teams will traverse some of the most challenging terrain that is beautiful in so many ways.  Walking through the musher staging area before the restart, it …

A View From Behind

Every year, lucky Iditarod fans have the opportunity to be an IditaRider during the ceremonial start of the race. Essentially, IditaRiders are people who get to ride in the sled of one of the Iditarod mushers. I was incredibly fortunate to ride in the sled of Ramey Smyth, who’s wearing bib #6 during this year’s …

Prepping the Ceremonial Start

On the first Saturday of March every year, the Ceremonial Start of the Iditarod takes place in downtown Anchorage. Thousands of people will line the streets of Fourth Avenue, as well as the rest of the route, in order to cheer on the mushers as they depart from the starting line at Fourth Avenue and …

2019 Musher Drawing Banquet

This evening, the 2019 Iditarod Musher’s Drawing Banquet took place at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in downtown Anchorage. Prior to the banquet, Iditarod fans had the opportunity to have a meet-and-greet with this year’s mushers. Many pictures were taken, thousands of autographs were signed, and hundreds of people left happy after having met …