• Adventure. Truth. Accountability. Onward.

We believe that #BlackLivesMatter. We believe in listening to and following the lead of Black people and POC, especially Black women and WOC. We believe that it is time to put an end to White Supremacy, which is a poison infecting society worldwide, but especially in the US. We believe that we can rise up and create a better world, but that it will not be easy. What is important is not always easy. Onward is not always easy. Consider standing up. Consider helping marginalized communities. Check out some ways to support protestors, communities of color, and more, here:

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About Us

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 2020/2021 Iditarod Prep

$8,201 of $25,000 raised

Our Patreon keeps the kennel going day-to-day. To reach Iditarod, we’ll stock up on straw, kibble, meat, equipment, and so much more, above and beyond our normal operations. To prepare the team, we’ll do camping trips, mid distance races, and plenty of work and adventuring. Whether you can pitch in a dollar for a bootie or anything else, every bit helps. Thank you so much for making our dream possible. Don’t forget to follow along on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and of course here on the website.

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ATAO Blog

Autumn, Onward, and ADHD

This morning, the thermostat clocked in at a balmy 5 degrees Fahrenheit here at ATAO. The dogs are nestled into their straw beds, dreaming of breakfast and running and bones with the marrow... Read More

Mr. R2

We have some important news about Mr. R2: he’s heading to a life of couchy goodness. I thought I better get that out of the way first off, so no one thought the... Read More

Training Begins Now

At the beginning of Iron Will (the only mushing movie I can really get behind) Will (good name!) has told his family that he wants- needs- to run the 500 mile dog derby... Read More

Let’s Go

My road to Iditarod has involved a lot of false starts. I was given options to run with various teams– But I always declined, because I knew it would break my heart to... Read More