Category Archives: Iditarod

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.  

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.


Red Lantern Trophy

Went to Iditarod Headquarters yesterday with friends visiting from California. They are pointing out the two years where my name is on the Red Lantern Trophy: 2015 (age 56) and 2017 (age 58). Life just keeps getting better.

Love Those Dogs!

Love those dogs! This is leaving the yard with the Big Banana and Manley in lead. Look at 50 Below (in wheel) – he looks all mean (but he is a big love). What he is reacting to is Barge, who is checking him out. Barge is an Iditarod veteran and 50 Below an up-and-coming race dog. Barge just wants to make sure that 50 knows his place Photo by Laurent Dick    

The 2018 Iditarod

Iditarod 2018 has begun! It feels strange to be standing on the outside of the starting chute. At least I got a hug from Joanne Potts, one of the most dedicated people behind the scences of The Last Great Race.

First and maybe only race in 2018

My team came in 9th at the end of the 2-day Earl Norris Memorial Sled Dog Race. Not too bad considering it was a sprint race and we are long-disance racers AND I only had 8 dogs when other teams had 10 – love those strong doggies. My Big Banana is so considerate – moving to the side to do his pre-race business and Tug appreciated his thoughtfulness ? It was Fifty Below’s (in wheel) first race – he eventually started looking forward and he did great with all the passing – great training!