June 19, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Allen Moore

Allen Moore

Bib Number: 76
Hometown: Two Rivers, Alaska
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Biography

Allen Moore, 60, was born and raised in Northeast Arkansas and received a degree in Biology from Arkansas State University. He worked as a carpenter and a taxidermist before moving to Alaska with his young family in 1990. He began mushing over 25 years ago when his daughters, ages 6 and 9, arrived in Alaska and persuaded their Dad to get a couple sled dogs. Allen still has sled dogs whereas Bridgett and Jennifer are adults with families of their own. Allen and his wife, Aliy Zirkle, own and operate SP Kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska. He has been competitively mushing long distance races for over a decade. He is a two time Yukon Quest Champion and a six time Copper Basin 300 Champion. He ran his first Iditarod in 2007 and has competed every year since; except 2012. In Iditarod, Allen races a young “Junior Varsity” team. His goals are to teach the SP Kennel rookie dogs to bond as a team, learn how to race and arrive in Nome with as many strong and happy dogs as possible. The idea being that these youngsters will go on to become future SP Kennel Champions. Allen says that it is incredibly rewarding to watch these dogs develop and learn over the 1,000 race miles. Allen has been awarded the Iditarod Sportsmanship Award two times for coming to the aid of other Iditarod Mushers. In the summer, Allen enjoys fishing, hunting and helping his grandkids catch salmon.

Sponsors

Eagle Pack Lolistis-Natural Pet Food, IN
Horizon Lines of Alaska
Reilly's - An Alaska Irish Pub
Dr. Jean Battig/Chena Ridge Vet Clinic
Shelly Smith & family, OR

Roger Wassen
Tom Swan
Tom Eckhoff, PA
Julie Verrette, WI


2008 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 12:45:00 12
Willow 3/02 16:28:00 16
Yentna 3/02 20:02:00 16 3/02 20:05:00 16 0h 3m 3h 34m 11.78 42
Skwentna 3/02 23:15:00 16 3/03 04:53:00 16 5h 38m 3h 10m 10.74 34
Finger Lake 3/03 10:12:00 16 3/03 14:19:00 14 4h 7m 5h 19m 8.46 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 18:09:00 14 3/03 23:26:00 14 5h 17m 3h 50m 7.83 30
Rohn 3/04 04:47:00 14 3/04 10:31:00 14 5h 44m 5h 21m 8.97 48
Nikolai 3/04 22:25:00 14 3/05 04:48:00 14 6h 23m 11h 54m 6.30 75
McGrath 3/05 11:24:00 14 3/05 11:51:00 13 0h 27m 6h 36m 8.18 54
Takotna 3/05 20:20:00 13 3/06 21:02:00 13 24h 42m 8h 29m 2.12 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 23:24:00 13 3/06 23:42:00 13 0h 18m 2h 22m 10.56 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 13:33:00 13 3/08 03:06:00 12 13h 33m 13h 51m 4.26 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/08 19:52:00 12 3/09 05:02:00 12 8h 10m 16h 46m 6.68 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 10:26:00 12 3/09 16:13:00 12 5h 47m 5h 24m 9.63 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 22:40:00 12 3/10 07:37:00 12 8h 57m 6h 27m 8.06 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 12:07:00 12 3/10 20:03:00 12 7h 56m 4h 30m 9.33 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/11 12:38:00 12 3/11 19:32:00 12 6h 54m 16h 35m 5.43 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/12 01:25:00 12 5h 53m 7.14 ✔ ✔ Scratched 42