• 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.

ATAO Blog

Announcements! Stuff! Things!
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Another post so soon?? You must have so much time on your hands Mari! (I do not have so much time on my hands but there are things to announce!) We have some... Read More

A Good Crew
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Hi friends! It’s only 61 days til the Copper Basin. Thanks to so many of you, we’re well on the way there. We got a huge order of meat that will last us... Read More

Training Starts Now
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Much like every other day, training starts today. Last week, I realized we have 9 weeks to go til the Copper Basin. That’s not much time at all! With the lack of snow... Read More

Steam
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Welp– It’s happening. We made it into the Copper Basin 300! It turns out that I shouldn’t have been so nervous about that part, because only 34 teams have signed up this year…... Read More