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Are You Ready for an Ultimate Iditarod Experience?
Nov 2, 2012 7:32am

Ed Ward purchased the adventure of a life time.  Will you be the next to join us on an Ultimate Adventure? The Ultimate Experience is an opportunity to take the IditarRider experience to the next level for a memorable  adventure by heading out for an overnight at Rainy Pass Checkpoint after participating in an 11 …

2013 Idita-Rider Musher Auction Update #2 – Aliy Zirkle & Martin Buser’s “Ride” has been SOLD!
Nov 1, 2012 12:37pm

Aliy Zirkle and Martin Buser’s ride in their sled has SOLD for the maximum of $7,500.  You best get “mushing” if you want to take part in this exciting auction. Aliy’s “ride” was purchased by Horizon Lines. Got to:  www.iditarodauction.com/      

2013 Idita-Rider Musher Auction UPDATE – DeeDee Jonrowe’s Sled SOLD in first minute of auction!
Nov 1, 2012 9:46am

DeeDee Jonrowe’s sled has been purchased by a locked bid within a minute of the auction opening. We are expecting more to be locked before the end of the day, so folks need to grab their sled while it is still sitting out there available. Go to:  www.iditarodauction.com/  

Idita-Rider Musher Auction is NOW OPEN for Bidding!
Nov 1, 2012 9:44am

Get Ready…Get Set…BID!!! The 2013 Idita-Rider Musher Auction is NOW OPEN for your bids! www.iditarodauction.com/ Can you imagine having this much FUN riding in an Iditarod Musher’s Sled for the first 11-miles of the CeremonialStart in Anchorage, Alaska on March 2, 2013 while at the same time helping to support The Last Great Race on …

How Does It Start?
Oct 21, 2012 12:59pm

Martha Dobson, Iditarod Educational Consultant How does it start? This dream of running sled dogs, running teams in long distance races. Is it in your family, like the Mackeys, or in your culture, like John Baker, Paul Johnson? Did you move north and fall in love with the land, the dogs, their abilities? Or, did …

Volunteers Make the Iditarod Run!
Oct 7, 2012 6:04pm

By Martha Dobson Working in the Nome dog lot, greeting mushers at the burled arch on Front Street, Iditarod 2012 volunteer Vivian Coleman was there when Justin Savidis arrived, a bit later than he intended. Coleman, of Charlotte, North Carolina, helped Savidis and his wife settle the team in the dog lot at Nome, putting …

Harness Up Iditarod, Common Core, and Marzano
Sep 24, 2012 11:02am

Martha Dobson, Iditarod Educational Journalist Harness the Common Core Standards, Marzano’s research based instructional practices, and the Iditarod for a team to forge ahead in your classroom. The practice of identifying similarities and differences has the greatest effect size of 1.61 which translates to about 45 percentile points. Connections to the Common Core Standards for …

Rookie Charley Bejna No Stranger to Hard Work
Sep 18, 2012 2:45pm

By Martha Dobson, Iditarod Journalist… Hard work. Work hard. Eight letters, two words, forwards and backwards, sum up training a dog team, driving a dog team, racing a dog team. Charley Bejna (bay-na) of Addison, Illinois knows what hard work is and how to work hard. Thirty-nine years old, Bejna started Charley’s Landscaping Company as …

A Rookie’s Race to Nome: Travis Beals
Sep 9, 2012 2:44pm

 A first go at the Iditarod is an experience that every musher has to overcome in his or her Iditarod mushing career.  Although they have trained for it and raced several races before each race experience is always different.  Travis Beals is no exception to this first Iditarod racing state of mind.   Travis is …

2012 Iditarod Summer Raffle Winners
Sep 3, 2012 5:53pm

Congratulations to the 2012 Iditarod Summer Raffle Winners and a HUGE Thank You to ALL who purchased tickets to help support the 2013 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Prize # Winner / Ticket# Prize Donated By 1 William Hyatt, Wasilla, AK #1559 2012 Dodge RAM 4×4 Pickup Anchorage Chrysler Dodge Jeep – $39,000 2 Russell …