May 25, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Laura Allaway

Laura Allaway

Bib Number: 49
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska


Biography

Laura Allaway, 33, was born and raised in Whitefish Bay, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She began working with dogs in high school, working at the local humane society. From ages 17 to 25, she worked at a doggy day care in the City. “Wanting to try something new, in 2007, I headed to Alaska to work as a summer horseback tour guide for Alaska Excursions. That was where I was first introduced to dog mushing. After seeing a team of dogs working together, my life was forever changed.” She returned to Milwaukee for the winter to “pack up my life and two dogs”, and moved back to Alaska to stay. After a second summer with Alaska Excursions, she headed north to Chena Hot Springs where she learned to drive sleds and work as a dog mushing tour guide. “Three and a half years later, because I wanted to try my hand at mid distance racing, I began working at Dave Monson’s Trail Breaker Kennel in Fairbanks. I’ve been there ever since, guiding tours during the summer months and training and racing the Trail Breaker dogs during the winter months.” Along the way, “I have acquired ten wonderful sled dogs and two pet dogs.” She says she’s met a whole lot of knowledgeable and inspirational people, and without their help, “I would not be where I am today.”

Sponsors

Trail Breaker Kennel
John Hall's Alaska Tours


2015 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 11:43:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 11:34:00 16
Nenana 3/09 17:09:00 16 3/09 17:09:00 16 0h 0m 5h 35m 10.75 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 12:30:00 16 3/10 20:16:00 16 7h 46m 19h 21m 4.65 90
Tanana 3/11 03:36:00 16 3/11 13:15:00 16 9h 39m 7h 20m 9.00 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/12 15:08:00 16 3/12 23:05:00 15 7h 57m 25h 53m 4.60 ✔ 119
Galena 3/13 06:51:00 15 3/14 09:15:00 15 26h 24m 7h 46m 6.44 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 23:49:00 15 3/15 09:30:00 15 9h 41m 14h 34m 5.63 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/16 01:35:00 15 3/16 09:05:00 15 7h 30m 16h 5m 5.35 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/16 11:51:00 15 3/16 12:19:00 14 0h 28m 2h 46m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/16 18:22:00 14 3/17 02:25:00 14 8h 3m 6h 3m 7.77 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/17 22:43:00 14 3/18 06:15:00 14 7h 32m 20h 18m 4.19 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/18 13:15:00 14 3/19 09:18:00 14 20h 3m 7h 0m 5.71 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 18:05:00 14 3/20 00:23:00 14 6h 18m 8h 47m 5.69 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/20 06:51:00 14 3/20 13:06:00 14 6h 15m 6h 28m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/20 20:03:00 14 3/21 04:11:00 14 8h 8m 6h 57m 6.62 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/21 10:20:00 14 3/21 10:39:00 14 0h 19m 6h 9m 8.94 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/21 13:03:54 14 2h 24m 9.17 ✔ ✔ 22