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Eye on the Trail: When Does Iditarod Start?

When does Iditarod start? That’s a question I hear often. My answer is always, “The last Saturday of February.”  If you’re an avid race fan, you’d quickly correct me saying, “Hey everyone knows Iditarod begins on the first Saturday of March!”  Hear my out on this. On the last Saturday of February, exactly one week prior to …

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We are happy to announce the addition of Anchorage Distillery as a sponsor for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Anchorage Distillery CEO Bob Klein says that the company is proud to be part of an “incredibly Alaskan” event. We welcome Anchorage Distillery as an Iditarod sponsor. Click here to view a video message from …

2018 Summer Raffle Winners Announced

  Prize Winners Announced! Iditarod Trail Committee Raffle – 2018 Summer Raffle (Drawn September 3, 2018, State Fair, Palmer, AK)   Prize # Ticket # Winner Prize Donated By     1     0097   D. Steward, Mat-Su, AK     2018 Dodge Ram 4×4 Pickup Truck, you pick color & options, or a …

Joar Leifseth Ulsom Has a Great Idea for You on How to Support Iditarod

2019 Iditarod Champion Joar Leifseth Ulsom, has a suggestion on how you can help support the Iditarod.  View Joar’s message video by clicking here.  Please consider getting a raffle ticket. Call: 1800.545.6874 right now.  Operators are standing by and ready to take your call. 

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Joar Leifseth Ulsom will be at the Alaska State Fair on Saturday, August 25, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Stop by the Iditarod booth, near the State Trooper booth, to meet Olive, one of Joar’s sled dogs.  Don’t miss this opportunity to visit with Joar and get an autograph. Click here to visit our event …

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With the Volunteer and Musher Sign-up Picnic, the first chapter of Iditarod XLVII has been recorded. The day began with heavy cloud cover that threatened rain at any minute but optimistic as Iditarod fans, volunteers and mushers are, spirits were not dampened.  The positive vibes prevailed and by noon the sky turned from mostly cloudy to …

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Brian Hickox from Massachusetts has begun his duties as the 21stIditarod Teacher on the Trail™. Brian has been at summer teachers camp and has been a key presenter, sharing lessons and activities he uses with students in his classroom.  Brian is an 8th grade English Language Arts teacher.  Brian is an energetic, compassionate, humorous, passionate and engaging …

Eye on the Trail: Teachers Busy at Summer Camp

Summer days are supposed to be leisurely but the teacher’s at Iditarod Summer Teacher’s Camp, have been intensely busy.  So much to experience and learn and only ten days to do it!  Katie Mangelsdorf, author of Champion of Huskies, shared stories of Iditarod’s visionary and founder, Joe Redington, Jr.  Before writing the book, Mangelsdorf spent …

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There’s plenty of anticipation in Alaska’s Iditarod this final week of June.  Teachers at Iditarod Teacher’s Summer Camp are anticipating soaking up a ton of knowledge on using Iditarod as a theme for education.  Brian Hickox is anticipating the excitement and his responsibilities as the 2019 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  Mushers, both rookies and …

Summer Raffle Tickets Available! Call Now: 800.545.6874

  The countdown to our drawing has begun and time is running out to purchase a Summer Raffle Ticket.  It’s important you call right away and make your purchase.  We often sell out of tickets around the start of the State Fair.  If you are waiting to get your ticket until fair week or when …