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Thank you for considering a gift to benefit the Iditarod. Your gift will help us successfully stage “The Last Great Race on Earth®" and by making a gift online, you can make a difference!

The Iditarod works to promote and preserve the historic Iditarod Trail, most notably through the annual staging of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, which runs from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.

The Iditarod Trail, now a National Historic Trail, had its beginnings as a mail and supply route, and later became a life saving highway for epidemic-stricken Nome. The Iditarod covers over 1,000 miles of terrain, and the Sled Dog Race has been called the "Last Great Race on Earth®," winning worldwide acclaim and interest. The race pits man and animal against nature, against wild Alaska at her best and as each mile is covered, a tribute to Alaska's past is issued. The Iditarod is a tie to - a commemoration of - that colorful past.

The Iditarod relies on the philanthropy of race fans and friends to help stage the race and strengthen the future outlook of the organization.  Large or small, every gift counts. All gifts help strengthen the mission of the Iditarod.

Fifty years of grit and determination by people like you has made “The Last Great Race on Earth” possible. You can preserve the Iditarod Heritage for future generations and ensure the race continues to benefit the health and happiness of dogs around the world, delivers creative educational programs from Kindergarten through college, and honor the history and culture of Alaska through investments in: 

  • Dog health and care, where The Iditarod provides a platform for international research on dog health, nutrition and safety, leading to discoveries that improve the lives of all dogs.

  • Creative Educational Programs from Kindergarten to College, where the race is a unique outdoor classroom for thousands of students. The program delivers standards-aligned content instruction in math, social studies, language arts, science, health and fitness, technology, arts and character education.

  • Protecting Alaska’s Heritage by supporting the conservation of Alaskan history, culture and places through education, training and skills development, and heritage planning. The program builds links between our community pride, tourism, and economic development.

We are the Iditarod, a campaign that preserves yesterday, and protects tomorrow, today.

Cash donation is the easiest way to give and has an immediate impact on the Iditarod and offers an income tax deduction. Gifts may be earmarked for a specific project or purpose, or can be unrestricted, which gives the Iditarod the greatest flexibility to respond to its specific needs.  To make an unrestricted gift; simply click the donation button at the top of this page.  To send cash gifts by mail, please make checks payable to Iditarod or Iditarod Trail Committee and mail to:

Iditarod Trail Committee
2100 S. Knik-Goose Bay Rd.
Wasilla, Alaska 99654

For more information on how to give in other ways such as bequests, real estate, capital gifts, in-kind donations, or sponsorships, email Shannon Noonan at

The Iditarod Trail Committee is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds raised help support the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

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2100 S Knik-Goose Bay Rd
Wasilla, AK 99654

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