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James Varsos (Hobo Jim) Receives Honorary Doctor of Music Degree at UAF

Hobo Jim will receive an honorary degree, Doctor of Music from UAA on May 5th during commencement ceremony.  Jim (James Varsos –  the Alaska State Balladeer) has been writing and performing songs about life in Alaska –sharing Alaska’s history, culture, and Iditarod to fans around the world for more than 40 years. Hobo Jim created …

Dorothy Page Honored

On May 1, the late Dorothy Page,  the “Mother of the Iditarod” was inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame. Dorothy, a journalist and historian, wrote and published the “Iditarod Trail Annual” during the early years of the Race.  In 1964, Dorothy had a great idea!  As chairman of the Wasilla-Knik Centennial Committee and …

2018 Iditarod Winter Raffle Winners Announced


Let’s clear the air about the Last Great Race

With the start of Iditarod upon us, now is a good time to extend a warm, familiar welcome to our sport’s biggest fans — fellow Alaskans. The Iditarod Trail Committee (ITC) looks forward to another successful race that highlights the best of Alaska and her people, from Anchorage to Nome, and in every community along …

Iditarod In The Classroom Video