The Iditarod Trail Kennel is located in Knik, Alaska near the historic Iditarod Trail. The Kennel has 36 dogs that are owned and cared for by Charley Bejna. I would like to thank all of our great sponsors and supporters for making this possible to continue mushing in mid-distance races and the Iditarod. We appreciate it very much and always welcome any type of donations to the kennel throughout the year.
All dogs are available to sponsor for the 2016 Iditarod. I will be having some other ways that you can sponsor the team and I under the sponsorship page soon. If you are interested in having me come out and talk about the Iditarod at an event or school, please contact me via email at email@example.com for details.
I have signed up for the following races for this coming season.
December 5th 2015 Alpine Creek Excursion (65 miles)
January 2, 2016 Knik 200 (200 miles)
January 9, 2016 Copper Basin 300 (300 miles)
January 22 2016 Northern Lights 300 (300 miles)
March 6th 2016 Iditarod (1,049 miles)
Thank you to Iliana Takova of Mount Prospect, IL., Elizabeth M. Meyer of Saint Peters, MO., Mr. & Mrs. Black of Itasca, IL., Central Service & Repair of Addison, IL., Maryann Grygiel and Boy Scout Troop 408 of Roselle, IL., The students of Glen Crest Middle School of Glen Ellyn, IL., Jayant Radhakrishnam MD. of Darien, IL., Berdella Bogard of Appleton, WI., Art Schwebke of Berkeley, IL., Laura Guzman of Algonquin, IL. for your continued support to our kennel!
We are currently training 24 dogs as of now. There is still not enough snow on the ground for the dogsleds, so we are still on the 4 wheeler. I have been going more miles, so I'm only running one team of 14 instead of 2 teams of 12. All the dogs are looking good, a few of the yearlings still need to learn a lot but with time they should fit in the team well.
On the Iditarod trail with 16 dogs on Monday November 16, 2015. I decided to take a bigger team this day.
On Sunday December 15, 2015 several of us went out on the trail to cut down trees that fell during the summer months and check the rivers to see if the ice was thick enough to travel over with a team of dogs.
On November 8th we received 5 inches of snow and hopefully it's here to stay.
Black and Brown are two of our leaders.
On the trails with 14 dogs.
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Thanks for your support!
Our 2016 Iditarod Trail Kennel hats are now available to purchase. These embroidered hats come in black or blue with velcro adjustment. The hats are $25.00 each which includes shipping and handling. To place your order please go to our store/ sponsorship page.