• 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!

$285 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 1, we will plan to enter the CB300 this year! Note that some years the sign up process is based on internet connection and luck of the draw! If we don’t meet our fundraising goal, or if we don’t make it into the sign up, we’ll use the funds raised for either another 300 mile race, or the TR200.

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


Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Donation Total: $10.00


Beta Tracking Test!
| |

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
| |

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

| |

Over the last few weeks, our lives have been dictated by the idea of movement. We have moved to a new house. We are traveling, moving physically thousands of miles from home. I... Read More