Rookie Musher, Jed Stephensen enters Iditarod 2023

The Iditarod welcomes Rookie Musher, Jed Stephensen of Sandpoint, Idaho, to the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Jed most recently finished the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge (ISDC), the only 300-mile qualifying event in the lower 48 states for the Iditarod, in 3rd place, averaging 7.87 mph, finishing the race in 71 hours and 33 minutes. He …

Veteran musher, Grayson Bruton, has withdrawn from the 2023 Race

As of Tuesday, November 1, Veteran musher, Grayson Bruton of Sterling, Alaska, has withdrawn from the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Iditarod 2023 Welcomes Another Musher to the Field!

  The Iditarod welcomed back a long-time competitor to the 2023 Race earlier this week, Veteran Musher, Wade Marrs. Marrs was born and raised in the Knik area outside of Wasilla, Alaska but recently moved to Solon Springs, Wisconsin. Wade has served on the Iditarod’s Board of Directors, the Iditarod Official Finishers Club as president …

Jaye Foucher withdraws from 2023 Race

  As of Wednesday, October 26, 2022, Rookie musher, Jaye Foucher of Wentworth, New Hampshire, has withdrawn from the 2023 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.  

2023 Iditarod | Updated Covid Vaccination Policy

  UPDATE FROM THE IDITAROD REGARDING COVID VACCINATIONS FOR THE 2023 IDITAROD TRAIL SLED DOG RACE   While the Iditarod continues to recommend Covid vaccinations for our entire community, we will not be mandating vaccinations for Iditarod mushers, staff or volunteers for the 2023 race. With regard to testing protocols, we are evaluating needs in …

Iditarod 2023 Welcomes Another Musher to the Field!

    The Iditarod welcomed a new competitor to the 2023 Iditarod Race over this last week, adding to a great field of competitors. Veteran Musher Joanna Jagow of Two Rivers, Alaska  competed her Rookie year in the 2021 Iditarod (the year of the Gold Trail Loop) and placed 29th overall. The Iditarod Trail Committee …

Alaska Day and the Iditarod

Tomorrow, October 18, is Alaska Day.  It is a celebration of the date, when in 1867, Alaska became a U.S. territory.  What does this have to do with the Iditarod?  In 1967, Joe Redington, Sr. and Dorothy Page organized a sled dog race to commemorate the centennial of this event to honor the sled dog …

Calling all Who Know Educators!

Are you or do you know a teacher? The Iditarod Education Department has numerous free programs and an almost endless library of lessons that align to standards for educators to use: public, private, charter, and homeschools included. Please help us spread the Iditarod love and the word to teachers in your life. Did you know …

The Iditarod Teams Up with Race Partner, Northern Air Cargo in Relief Efforts for Western Alaska

  On Friday, September 16, 2022, many Western coastal villages were severely impacted by a massive storm that was formed from the remnants of Typhoon Merbok.  In parts of this 1,000 mile coastal stretch, water levels rose to varying levels with the highest rise being 18 feet above the normal tide line. The highest winds …

Three Mushers Welcomed to the 2023 Iditarod

The Iditarod welcomed 3 new competitors to the 2023 Iditarod field over this last week, adding to a great field of competitors.    Rookie Iditarod Musher, Bailey Vitello, from Milan, New Hampshire is the 23rd musher to sign up for the 2023 Race.   Vitello is a second generation musher and has competed across the …