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New Fun Race for New Year’s Eve

Eureka Lodge 156 Race: A new race was just organized and Vern and I are going to run two teams in it. It is unique in several ways: 2 days (Dec 31st & Jan 1st) with an out-and-back and a reverse order re-start repeating the same route on 2nd day, and you get to pick a special bib from a previous race and wear it. I have selected my Top of the World 350 Race bib. It was only run once (from Tok to Eagle Village and back) in honor of their tribal cheif who was killed in an accident. It ended on New Year’s Eve 2012.

One More Sponsor for 2019 Iditarod

A big thank you goes to Roni, owner and operator of Roni’s Chinook Deli and Pizza in Willow, AK. She is donating some of her amazing pizzas for my drop-bag food. There’s nothing like being on the trail and throwing a slice of pizza on the wood stove in a remote cabin.

Only The Best for the Dogs!

NOTHING BUT THE BEST FOR THE DOGGIES: I just picked up 1700 pounds of human-grade salmon, beef heart, ground turkey, ground pork, and boneless chicken breasts and legs. A big THANKS goes toThree Bears Alaska – they sponsored the meat for my 2019 Iditarod. I tell people that those dogs eat better than most people – and they do!

New Iditarod Sponsor

I just received another sponsorALASKAN TOUR GUIDES. They are an Alaskan owned and operated tour company who strives to make  every traveler’s Alaska dream vacation come true.  

NORD: Patient Advocacy

MY VIDEO WAS SELECTED: “On August 1, NORD launched 35 Years and Growing: Personal Stories from the New Era of Patient Advocacy in which rare disease advocates shared their personal reflections on rare disease advocacy through self-recorded video. We were thrilled to see so many submissions come in for this campaign, and in honor of our 35th Anniversary, we have selected 35 submissions to be featured on our Youtube channel.”

I will continue to work to get the word out. (Remember this is self-recorded on my cell phone after a long day of work – so I look a little tired – because I was.)

New Family Member

We have been busy with the transition into fall training AND we have a new family member! Four weeks ago, someone abandoned a 5-week old kitten in the woods near our house.  We named him Mocha and he is doing well.


Running the 2019 Iditarod

Deciding to run the 1000-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race is not one I take lightly. However, after much thought and discussion with my husband, I will travel the trail one final time in 2019. I will be 60 years young and this a great way to finish my Iditarod racing career.

If you would like to help with the expenses of running The Last Great Race, please use the Support Cindy button on the Home Page. It will take you to a PayPal link.