May 23, 2018

Musher Details

2015 Iditarod » Mushers » Charley Bejna

Charley Bejna

Bib Number: 38
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 has 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

Butch Bejna
Highway Sales & Service
Central Service & Repair
Dan, Laura, Alyssa & Julia Guzman
Lee Hogan
Cheryl Jacquard
Gina & Paul Leakakos
Alison & John Hitzker
Mike Danula
Art Schwebke
Lisa & Mike Chester
Jim & Deb Abrams

Jason Tranchitella;
Charley's Landscaping Co.
Anna Berington
Edward & Berdella Bogard
GB Jones
Charlie & Ruth Metzler
Jayant Radhakrishnan MD
William R. Lymangood
Susan & John Rippinger
Glen Crest Middle School
Bob & Gayla Lawson


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 11:19:00 12
Fairbanks 3/09 11:12:00 16
Nenana 3/09 16:59:00 16 3/09 20:32:00 16 3h 33m 5h 47m 10.37 60
Manley Hot Springs 3/10 11:46:00 16 3/10 15:27:00 15 3h 41m 15h 14m 5.91 90
Tanana 3/10 22:40:00 15 3/11 06:50:00 15 8h 10m 7h 13m 9.15 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/12 01:58:00 15 3/12 10:20:00 15 8h 22m 19h 8m 6.22 ✔ 119
Galena 3/12 17:30:00 15 3/13 18:52:00 13 25h 22m 7h 10m 6.98 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/14 10:05:00 13 3/14 16:38:00 13 6h 33m 15h 13m 5.39 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/15 12:25:00 13 3/15 12:37:00 13 0h 12m 19h 47m 4.35 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/15 15:00:00 13 3/15 20:02:00 11 5h 2m 2h 23m 9.23 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/16 00:55:00 11 3/16 06:53:00 11 5h 58m 4h 53m 9.62 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 22:37:00 11 3/17 04:32:00 11 5h 55m 15h 44m 5.40 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/17 11:07:00 11 3/17 16:17:00 11 5h 10m 6h 35m 6.08 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/18 02:56:00 11 3/18 17:06:00 10 14h 10m 10h 39m 4.69 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/19 00:19:00 10 3/19 06:02:00 10 5h 43m 7h 13m 6.65 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/19 15:03:00 10 3/20 01:15:00 9 10h 12m 9h 1m 5.10 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/20 08:22:00 9 3/20 08:23:00 9 0h 1m 7h 7m 7.73 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/20 12:07:10 9 3h 44m 5.89 ✔ ✔ 22