Interviews with mushers, volunteers, and more! Sharing a wide range of stories from The Iditarod’s past and present races.

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Kelly Villar, 2020 Teacher on the Trail, talks with us about trail storms, COVID-19 pandemic, and the this once in a lifetime opportunity to follow the Iditarod Trail. Follow the 2021 Teacher on the Trail or read past articles by Kelly Villar here.

 


Jim Deperez, 2021 Teacher on the Trail, talks about lesson plans, kids activities, and looking forward to getting on the Iditarod trail. If you want to reach out to the Teacher on the Trail, email Jim Deperez at emailtheteacher@iditarod.com. Also, read and follow Teacher on the Trail here.

 


Jeff and KattiJo Deeter, husband and wife mushing duo, talk with Tales from the Trail about summer kennel plans, puppies, and how Jeff fared on the 2020 Iditarod trail. Follow Deeter team at blacksprucedogsledding.com/.

 


On this episode of Tales from the Trail Krystin Bogan, Iditarod digital communications manager, talks to veteran Iditarod musher Monica Zappa about summer season kennel plans, this year’s Iditarod trail conditions, and where she gets her brightly colored mushing gear. Fans can follow Monica Zappa on her YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCAh5nk5Kj2vNSeEul8aNXUw.

 


On this episode of Tales from the Trail Krystin Bogan, Iditarod digital communications manager, talks to Fabio Berlusconi about his journey to the Iditarod, his time on the trail, and his long trip back home to Italy in the new world of COVID-19. Follow Fabio Berlusconi on Instagram at www.instagram.com/fabioberlusconi/.

 


Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach talks with Kaci Murringer, 2020 Iditarod Iditarod Red Lantern award recipient. The Red Lantern is awarded to the last musher to cross the finish line in Nome. Murringer is also part of the Elim 11, the final group of mushers to cross the finish line who ended up being stranded together in the checkpoint of Elim due to poor trail conditions. Learn more about Kaci Murringer on her Facebook athlete page at www.facebook.com/teamkaci/.

 



In this first episode of Tales from the Trail, Iditarod CEO Rob Urbach interviews 2020 Iditarod Champion Thomas Waerner.