Meet the 2024
Mushers

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Erin Altemus

Grand Marais, MN

My husband Matt and I live with our daughter and kennel of 30 racing dogs near Grand Marais, MN. We’ve been racing for 12 years and this year we are training for a team for Iditarod, and I’ll be taking the runners. When I’m not running dogs, I work as a nurse at the local hospital, wrangle vegetables in the garden and run trails..

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WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START RUNNING SLED DOGS AND HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED?

I learned to run dogs at Camp Menogyn, mostly by trial and error. Have been running dogs about 11 years.

The “goodest” dogs
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What a sled dog looks forward to most after a long day of racing is a nice bed of straw! But guess what happened at last year’s race? Someone stole all our straw right before the race start! Thankfully, great fans like you helped us out during the final hour to provide this vital supply for our amazing dogs.

These dogs simply are the best – and we want to be able to continue treating them that way! Donations from fans like you make that possible. Would you find it in your heart to help us out? No amount is too small in sled dog world!

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