• 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.

Get ATAO to the Copper Basin in 2019!

$1,615 of $3,000 raised

The first adventure is getting to the start line! Support ATAO’s journey to the Copper Basin 300 this race season!

If we make it to our fundraising goal by October 6 (CB300 Signup Day!), we will plan to enter the CB300 this year! If we don’t meet our fundraising goal, we’ll use the funds raised for either another 300 mile race, or the TR200. still race the Copper Basin no matter what! We’re doing this!

(Note that some years the sign up process is based on internet connection and luck of the draw! If we don’t make it into the sign up, we will get on the waiting list and sign up for other local races!)

Funds go towards:

  • Race entry fee: $500
  • Booties: $500
  • Gas and truck expenses: $1000
  • Food and lodging for humans: $500
  • Snacks and other race gear for Dogs: $500

 

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ATAO Blog

Steam
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Welp– It’s happening. We made it into the Copper Basin 300! It turns out that I shouldn’t have been so nervous about that part, because only 34 teams have signed up this year…... Read More

Night Run
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Last night, Shawn and I went to dinner with my dad and a friend of his in town. It was wonderful! We got home latish, though, which was well enough because temps were... Read More

Beta Tracking Test!
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UPDATE– Due to warm weather we are rescheduling this livetrack (and run!) for tomorrow, Friday the 14th at 6AM AKT! Tune in then! The first ever tracking test to livetrack a run is... Read More

Prep in the City
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In Minneapolis, the skies gray over, and the wind blows a little more chill. Greenery still prevails, but I can taste fall; it tastes like a herald to go home. I’ll miss the... Read More