• 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

The Final Stretch
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Looking back through pictures, I am flabbergasted to find that the winter has carried forward like a steam engine, and our race is almost here. WOW. You may have noticed that I have... Read More

The Dogs Have Lice!
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The dogs have lice!!!! JK. Here is a series of Mari-isms that may give you a better picture into the mind of a slightly neurotic sled dog…oh wait, human. 1.The Dogs Have Lice!... Read More

Solstice Surprise???
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Hey hey hey! We are so excited to welcome Chris L and meencat to our Monster Sponsor crew! They have sponsored Ophelia and R2 respectively over the last couple of weeks. We are... Read More