• 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.

ATAO 2019/2020 Race Prep

$4,868 of $10,000 raised

The race season is upon us! We’ve paid our entry fee to the Yukon Quest 300. Now we need to train our way there. Part of that training is (hopefully) entering into a few other races. With your help, we aim to:

  • Buy new harnesses, specifically fitted for the whole team
  • Raise $ for kibble, meat, and booties for the 2019/2020 season
  • Set aside entry fees for the Copper Basin 300 and other races

Our goal is $10,000– This will set us up for two kickass mid distance races before the YQ300.

If you want to make a monthly contribution to the journey, check out our Patreon page! There you can join the ATAO team and Be a Buddy, too.

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ATAO Blog

Our New Home, the Vet
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Ever since September 30th, when we had an unplanned hang out with with a prickly roadside traveler, we have spent an amazing amount of time at the vet. And we are very, very... Read More

Emmy
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Last night, a quiet little miracle happened. Maybe miracle is too strong– but for those little moments of success that seemed far off or impossible, even… miracle is the closest to what it... Read More

Quilliam
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Here’s a follow up to the misadventures of the last few days. Yesterday, the ten remaining dogs who were on the Sept 30th team went to the vet. Huge shout out to North... Read More

Post Quill Ergo Propter Quill
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We are so grateful and overwhelmed by the kind response from so many folks who follow the kennel. Thank you. Here’s a brief classically not brief update about how everyone is doing. Ophelia, Rebel,... Read More