June 18, 2018

Musher Details

2009 Iditarod » Mushers » Allen Moore

Allen Moore

Bib Number: 6
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

Horizon Lines of Alaska
Eagle Pack Holistic Natural Pet Foods, IN
Pleasant Valley Store
Hawthorne Suites
Mcgellan
Chena Ridge Vet Clinic
Wright Air Service
Lynn Budzak
Lynne Danielsom
Thom Swan
Jan Reinhardt
Ann Shillington & friends
Tom Eckhoff
Hank Hiller
David Pennes, MD
Tom Kenaston
Kathe Budzak

Shelly Smith & family
Roger Wasson
Julie Verrette
Tim Esalias
Randy Chappel
Fred Zera
Dr. John & Joanne Wilson
Kim Raymond
Ken & Amy Wheaton
The Joyners
Carol Andrews
Gary & Jan Edwards
Bob & Shirley McConnell
Lynne Witte
Caroline Hite
Eunice Thaeler


2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 10:11:00 12
Willow 3/08 14:08:00 16
Yentna 3/08 17:58:00 16 3/08 18:10:00 16 0h 12m 3h 50m 17.22 66
Skwentna 3/09 04:16:00 16 3/09 04:17:00 16 0h 1m 10h 6m 3.37 34
Finger Lake 3/09 16:55:00 16 3/09 17:00:00 15 0h 5m 12h 38m 3.56 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 20:57:00 15 3/10 04:45:00 15 7h 48m 3h 57m 7.59 30
Rohn 3/10 09:07:00 15 3/10 09:30:00 15 0h 23m 4h 22m 10.99 48
Nikolai 3/11 01:26:00 15 3/11 08:13:00 13 6h 47m 15h 56m 4.71 75
McGrath 3/11 14:31:00 13 3/11 14:33:00 13 0h 2m 6h 18m 8.57 54
Takotna 3/11 17:27:00 13 3/12 19:33:00 13 26h 6m 2h 54m 6.21 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 22:29:00 13 3/12 22:40:00 13 0h 11m 2h 56m 8.52 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 21:12:00 13 3/13 21:38:00 13 0h 26m 22h 32m 3.99 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/14 11:56:00 13 3/14 18:01:00 13 6h 5m 14h 18m 4.55 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 21:25:00 13 3/14 21:30:00 13 0h 5m 3h 24m 7.35 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/15 00:12:00 13 3/15 10:04:00 13 9h 52m 2h 42m 6.67 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/15 21:16:00 13 3/16 10:45:00 12 13h 29m 11h 12m 5.36 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/16 22:30:00 12 3/17 10:17:00 12 11h 47m 11h 45m 5.96 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/17 23:48:00 12 3/18 08:25:00 11 8h 37m 13h 31m 6.66 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/18 14:09:00 11 3/18 20:07:00 11 5h 58m 5h 44m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 02:37:00 11 3/19 10:50:00 11 8h 13m 6h 30m 8.92 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/19 17:26:00 11 3/19 23:32:00 11 6h 6m 6h 36m 7.27 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/20 06:17:00 11 3/20 14:20:00 11 8h 3m 6h 45m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/20 21:02:00 11 3/20 21:04:00 11 0h 2m 6h 42m 8.21 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/21 00:00:00 11 2h 56m 7.50 ✔ ✔ 22