July 23, 2017

Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » Charley Bejna

Charley Bejna

Bib Number: 15
Hometown: Addison, IL
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Biography

Charley Bejna, 44, a self-described adventurer, was born and raised in Addison, Illinois. He first came to Alaska in 1991 with his dad and toured most of the State. He says he has had an interest in the Iditarod from early on. “I flew up to see the Iditarod in 2006 and became interested in running dogs after that.” Charley was an Idita-Rider with Bruce Linton in 2007 and a handler and tag sled driver for GB Jones, he is now musher. He has owned Charley’s Landscaping Co. for the past 27 years and currently operates the company in the summer months in Addison, Illinois. He also owns 31 sled dogs, including several retired ones, at his kennel in Knik. Charley as been a type 1 Diabetic (insulin pump dependent) for the past 17 years. “Managing my Diabetes on a daily basis is definitely a challenge. I am entering the 2018 Iditarod to enjoy the race, spend time with my dogs and see the beauty that Alaska has to offer. As a type 1 Diabetic, I want to show other diabetics that you can still live a normal life, even with Diabetes, as long as you take care of yourself to the best of your ability.” This will be Charley’s sixth Iditarod, and he says “A Big thanks to my dogs, my family, friends and everyone else who support me in running the Iditarod Race.”

Sponsors

Charley’s Landscaping Co., IL
Jason Tranchitella, IL
GB Jones


2013 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 10:26:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:26:00 15
Yentna 3/03 18:30:00 15 3/03 18:39:00 15 0h 9m 4h 4m 10.33 42
Skwentna 3/03 21:52:00 15 3/04 04:00:00 15 6h 8m 3h 13m 9.33 30
Finger Lake 3/04 08:40:00 15 3/04 09:40:00 15 1h 0m 4h 40m 8.57 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 13:45:00 15 3/04 20:10:00 15 6h 25m 4h 5m 7.35 30
Rohn 3/05 01:05:00 15 3/05 08:35:00 15 7h 30m 4h 55m 7.12 35
Nikolai 3/05 21:39:00 15 3/06 05:05:00 15 7h 26m 13h 4m 5.74 75
McGrath 3/06 11:27:00 15 3/07 13:23:00 15 25h 56m 6h 22m 7.54 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/07 15:47:00 15 3/07 16:12:00 15 0h 25m 2h 24m 7.50 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 19:11:00 15 3/07 22:02:00 15 2h 51m 2h 59m 7.71 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 15:04:00 15 3/08 23:40:00 13 8h 36m 17h 2m 4.70 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 09:20:00 13 3/09 17:40:00 10 8h 20m 9h 40m 5.69 ✔ ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 20:55:00 10 3/09 21:19:00 10 0h 24m 3h 15m 7.69 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 00:04:00 10 3/10 08:27:00 10 7h 23m 2h 45m 6.55 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/10 20:21:00 10 3/11 07:07:00 8 10h 46m 11h 54m 5.21 ✔ ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/12 00:20:00 8 3/12 10:33:00 7 10h 13m 17h 13m 3.48 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/12 23:58:00 7 3/13 08:05:00 7 8h 7m 13h 25m 6.34 ✔ ✔ Scratched 85