Iditarod Trail Kennel
Wasilla, Alaska

Home to 2014 & 15 Iditarod race finisher Charley Bejna who is also a type 1 Diabetic.
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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.

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.

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 for details.

I have signed up for the following races for this coming season.

December 5th 2015  Alpine Creek Excursion (50 miles)  10th Place Tie
January 2, 2016 Knik 200 (200 miles)  Cancelled due to trail conditions
January 9, 2016  Copper Basin 300 (300 miles)  15th place out of 47
January 22 2016 Northern Lights 300 (300 miles)  6th out of 33
March 6th 2016 Iditarod (1,049 miles)

Thank you to Jim & Deb Abrams of Austin, TX.,  Don & Christa Ellis of Calgary, Alberta.,  Schoening Family of Naperville, IL.,  Tom & Carolyn Drake of Clemson, SC.,  Mike & Lisa Chester of Roselle, IL.,  Deanna Stotts and Family of Hickory Hills, IL., 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!

Thanks to the Tuskegee Airmen: Ken Rapier, Moses Jones, Mark Thompson, Clarence Holland, Derrick, Henry Rufus A. Hunt Jr., Marvin Robinson and Victor Croswell for purchasing a Iditarod Trail Kennel Hat.  Thank to Butch Bejna for selling these hats. 

Photo taken by Hatcher Photography

The team going through the brush on the way to Chistochina during the Copper Basin 300.

At the first checkpoint of Chistochina.  Vern Halter tells me where to take the turn.  I decided to take my rest on the trail instead of at the checkpoint.  I took my drop bags and straw to use on the campout.

The team near the checkpoint of Sourdough during the Copper Basin 300.  (photo by Julien Schroder)

We would like to introduce our newest corporate sponsor OHi for joining our team!  For all your home improvement needs, please contact them at:

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Thanks for your support!


Iditarod Trail Kennel
P.O. Box 879005
Wasilla, Alaska 99687