• 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 Summer Projects

$506 of $10,000 raised

Over the summer, we have a lot of projects– All tailored towards making next year’s racing season a success. We need to have our funds in order by September 1st, when we purchase kibble and meat, pay race entry fees, and get new race equipment. Through the summer we hope to:

  • Build new houses for each dog!
  • Buy new harnesses, specifically fitted for the whole team
  • Raise $ for kibble, meat, straw, and booties for the 2019/2020 season
  • Save our entry fees for this year’s races: the Copper Basin 300 and the Yukon Quest 300

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

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

Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: $1.00


New Recruits!
| |

Pretty exciting news… Today we added two more faces to the ATAO team. You may recall that Max and R2 will be leaving the race team for bigger and betterment pursuits- Max will... Read More

Brains and Breaks
| |

Shawn said, “You should go down to Out of a Jam and work for a couple weeks.” Shawn said, “You know that’s good for your brain.” Shawn said, “You know that seeing Michael... Read More

Monster Sponsors and Other News
| |

Spring is in the air and we have some exciting news to share. Oops I rhymed! First of all, we have some new Monster Sponsors to introduce! Mari V. snagged Nala as her... Read More

CB300 Part 5: Point Lodge to Finish
| |

Part 1: Start to Chisto Part 2: Chisto to Meier’s Part 3: Meier’s to Sourdough Part 4: Sourdough to Point Lodge While Iditarod begins its final chapter, it’s time for me to write... Read More