September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2006 Iditarod » Mushers » Lori Townsend

Lori Townsend

Bib Number: 2
Hometown: Willow, Alaska


Biography

Lori Townsend, 43, was born in Washington. She lived in Minnesota 18 years and came to Alaska in 1982 to start a fishing/hunting guide service with her husband, Rick. They ran the Aniak Air Guides for 25 years and recently sold it. She began mushing in 1987 and after Rick ran the Iditarod for the second time, she decided to try the Race. After her last Iditarod in 1997, they sold their dogs and gear and “thought we were done.” The five years later they began getting breeding dogs from Doug Swingley and raising their own team again. “So here I am—running it again! Once you’ve done it, it won’t leave your blood!” Rick and Lori are the parents of Angela, 18. Lori says her special interests are dogs and golf.

Sponsors

Settler's Bay Golf Course/Billy Bomar
Alaska Aircraft Sales
Mountain House Freeze Dried Foods
test


2006 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/04 10:02:00 12
BLM 3/04 11:00:00 12 0h 58m 0.00
Willow 3/05 14:00:00 16 3/05 14:00:00 16 0h 0m 59
Yentna 3/05 17:48:00 16 3/05 17:48:00 16 0h 0m 3h 48m 11.84 45
Skwentna 3/06 00:34:00 16 3/06 00:44:00 16 0h 10m 6h 46m 5.02 34
Finger Lake 3/06 11:01:00 16 3/06 15:54:00 16 4h 53m 10h 17m 4.38 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 20:47:00 16 4h 53m 6.14 Scratched 30