ATAO Kennel is the distance and mid-distance racing sled dog kennel of Mari Troshynski in Fairbanks, Alaska. Our goal is to keep a small kennel of happy, heathy teammates who get to do what they love most of all: run. Along the way, we aim to compete in the premier Alaskan and Yukon sled dog races such as the Iditarod and Yukon Quest.

ATAO is also part of a bigger project to take an honest look at accomplishing your dreams while struggling with depression. ATAO Adventure is Mari’s blog about mushing, boxing, and running to cope with mental illness.

ATAO Blog

Guy

Guy Goggins was a great cat.   When I met him, I didn’t know that my partner, Shawn, knew he was old (we were just starting to date). I had only heard from... READ MORE

Next Steps

It’s really happening! We’re putting the pieces together. First things first, get back to Alaska.   You may or may not know that Hooch and Ophelia are already up in the 49th state,... READ MORE

My Shot

It’s happening.   It’s taken almost two decades to get this project underway, but as of last Monday, I signed the lease on the cabin I will be renting. In September, I’ll be... READ MORE