Charley's Sled Dog Kennel
Wasilla, Alaska

Home of 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018 Iditarod race finisher Charley Bejna who is a type 1 Diabetic, with an Insulin Pump.
Iditarod 2018

Charley's Sled Dog Kennel is located in Knik, Alaska which is located 1 hour north of Anchorage. The kennel has 22 racing dogs and 8 retired dogs which are owned and cared for by Charley Bejna.  I am a one person operation, so it sometimes takes awhile to respond to emails on this website. I appreciate your continued patience.

I would like to thank all of our great sponsors for making this possible to continue mushing in mid-distance races and in the Iditarod.  We appreciate it very much and always welcome any type of donations to the kennel throughout the year.  I am racing in the 2018 Iditarod to raise awareness that being a type 1 diabetic may slow you down, but you can still live a normal life as long as you take care of yourself.

We finished our fourth Iditarod in 35th position! It took us: 11 days 14 hours and 6 seconds to compete in our 1,000 plus mile journey to Nome. It was a tough race for us and we dealt with many issues along the way. We didn't give up and continued until we finished under the burled arch in Nome. Our complete story is told under the "2018 Iditarod Story" page. Please click on the page and enjoy our adventure along the trail to Nome. There will also be a page with pictures that were taken along the trail. Thanks for your continued support!

For the 2018 Iditarod, I will be dedicating this race to Debra Abrams. Debra was my Iditarider during the first 11 miles of the 2015 Iditarod. We had an amazing 11 miles of fun! Debra will be traveling the trail with me in spirit! A great person who left us way too soon!

This picture is Mrs. Ittner's students at Puckett's Mill Elementary School that sold husky animals to raise money for the team to compete in the 2018 Iditarod. They worked very hard to sell these plush animals! Thanks so much for taking the time to help us with the Iditarod.