• Adventure. Truth. Accountability. Onward.

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.

Final Needs for the Copper Basin!

The Copper Basin 300 is on January 12, 2019! The race is coming quick. To get the humans and the dogs around the track, we’ll need:

  • Diesel for Todd the Truck!
  • Food for the amazing Handling Crew
  • A few last gear items for the dogs!

If you’d like to help with any of these things, pick an option below!

$ 100.00
Personal Info

Donation Total: $100.00


The Day after Tomorrow
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Welp– This is it. We’re finally here. It’s hard to believe after the weeks of training, angsting, and loving on dogs, that the Copper Basin starts this Saturday. We never would have gotten... Read More

How to Follow the CB300
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The Human Team
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