And Just Like That . . .

Hello friends,

And just like that . . . it’s over. The 2024 Iditarod Sled Dog Race wrapped up with the Finisher’s Banquet on Sunday night, March 17 in Nome, AK. 

38 teams began the race in Willow and 29 teams finished. Jeff Reid, a rookie from Two Rivers, AK brought in the Red Lantern as the final finisher. For more information about the Red Lantern, read our Teacher on the Trail™ Kate’s post here. She does a great job explaining the meaning of this award and how it is different from the Widow’s Lamp.

Now starts the planning of the 2025 Iditarod. Will Dallas Seavey win his 7th Iditarod? Who will the rookies be? Who else will return to try to claim the title of Iditarod Champion? As always, we will keep you posted.

Tail wags,