• 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

$5,304 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

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

Dress a Dog Day Returns!

Lincoln is the first Dress-a-Dog contestant for 2020. Thank you for the hilarious suggestions of what costume we should prepare for our (not so) lil Linky! We planned to open voting sooner, which... Read More

Dress a Dog Day is Baaaaaack

You’ve waited a long time, and it’s paid off. We’re returning to Dress a Dog day with the wonderous Lincoln. Below you can submit your suggestions for how to dress her up!   Read More

Onward

Today is the start of the first Iditarod of the new decade. I was hoping to go down to see the start, but random wrenches gummed up the works. That’s okay– I’ve seen... Read More