• 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

$6,708 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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