Meet the 2024

Alex LaPlante

Alex LaPlante

Duluth, MN

My husband and I have a small kennel called Dark Sky Kennel in Two Harbors. We focus on mid-distance length races in the upper midwest. Our sponsors are sympathetic family members.
We have completed the Wolf Track Classic, Copper Dog, Mid-Minnesota, Winter Warrior and Beargrease races.

kennel name

Dark Sky Kennel

Website & social media


What inspired you to start running sled dogs and how old were you when you started?

I was always fascinated by the sport since Susan Butcher won the Iditarod. My first opportunity to run a race was with Dave Gordon’s dogs when I was 41.

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