My name is Amanda, and I have been running dogs going on 20 years. I moved out west for 15 years, which is my third winter back in the Midwest. I have wanted to participate in the Beargrease since I saw the race in 2000. Now that I have vacation time at work, I am using it to run races this season. Even though my dogs have moved away from the marathon type dogs, I am glad I can still be apart of the Beargrease. We now focus on “mid-distance” “long sprint” racing of 30-40 miles with 6-10 dog races. I grew up in Eastern Iowa, and my family still lives down there. I hope they can make a race or two as they have been super supportive of me all these years.
What other races have you completed to qualify for the marathon?
8 dog IPSSSDR, American Dog Derby 60 mile and 30 milers and Klondike Derby
How many lead dogs in your team?
What is your age as of Jan 25, 2020?
Lucky Shot Kennel
What inspired you to start running sled dogs and how old were you when you started?
I was 18 in college in Ashland, WI when I got bitten by the bug.