• Adventure. Truth. Accountability. Onward.

ATAO Kennel is the distance and mid-distance racing sled dog kennel of Will 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 Will’s blog about mushing, boxing, and running to cope with mental illness.

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ATAO Blog

What’s fun got to do with it?
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You may have already seen that we have also withdrawn from the Quest 300 this year. Based on the immense outpouring of support for the kennel, I think– I hope– you will forgive... Read More

Evaluation
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I will not be running the Copper Basin 300 this year. I am heartbroken about it. On Sunday and Sunday evening, I took the dogs out for an evaluative run. We did a... Read More

Obstacles and Goals
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We’ve had a hell of a season so far. Some of it great, some of it not so great. I know it’s old news, but it does still boggle me how much of... Read More