Born into the mushing family, Ryan Redington proudly carries on the family legacy of running dogs, racing, and raising awareness for the sport of dog sledding. His grandfather, Joe Redington Sr, is known as the “Father of the Iditarod” for co-founding the 1,000 mile race in 1973, and helping to establish the route as a National Historic Trail. A dedicated heir of the sport, Ryan has been mushing ever since he “could hold onto the sled”, and has excelled at sprint and marathon sled dog races across the Midwest and Alaska. His daughter Eve and son TJ are also carrying on the family tradition of racing sled dogs.
In 2021 Ryan had his best finish in Iditarod to date, placing seventh. He is the 2019 and 2021 champion of the Kobuk 440 in Kotzebue, Alaska. This season Ryan is looking forward to training and racing with his kennel partner, Sarah, and bringing a strong team to Iditarod 2022!
Ryan has been a dog musher since he was a toddler! Growing up, he and his brother would run home from school to each hook up a team of dogs, then race down trail and back again! Whomever lost would have to do the majority of the poop-scooping, so the incentive to perform well was instilled at an early age.
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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