February 18, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Allen Moore

Allen Moore

Bib Number: 5
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

Matson
Eagle Pack Natural Pet Food/WellPet, MA
Comfort Inn at Ship Creek
Pleasant Valley Store
Verizon Wireless
Bob Huston(Raymond James Anchorage)
Mrs. Chevie McDonald, TX
North Pole Vet Hospital

T Rose Vet Service
Howling Dog Alaska
Macgellan
Tom/Cindy Eckhoff, PA
Lynne Davnielson, WA
Ruth Ann Nevils, MO
All of the SP Kennel Dog Sponsors and Team Members


2016 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:06:00 16 3/05 10:06:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 14:06:00 16
Yentna 3/06 18:19:00 16 3/06 18:22:00 16 0h 3m 4h 13m 9.96 42
Skwentna 3/06 23:39:00 16 3/07 00:05:00 16 0h 26m 5h 17m 5.68 30
Finger Lake 3/07 08:56:00 16 3/07 08:59:00 16 0h 3m 8h 51m 4.52 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 12:24:00 16 3/07 18:19:00 16 5h 55m 3h 25m 8.78 30
Rohn 3/07 23:45:00 16 3/08 00:56:00 15 1h 11m 5h 26m 6.44 35
Nikolai 3/08 15:11:00 15 3/08 20:35:00 15 5h 24m 14h 15m 5.26 75
McGrath 3/09 02:16:00 15 3/09 02:16:00 15 0h 0m 5h 41m 8.45 48
Takotna 3/09 04:43:00 15 3/10 07:26:00 15 26h 43m 2h 27m 7.35 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 09:52:00 15 3/10 10:05:00 15 0h 13m 2h 26m 9.45 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/11 00:15:00 15 3/11 04:47:00 14 4h 32m 14h 10m 5.15 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 18:45:00 14 3/12 02:45:00 14 8h 0m 13h 58m 5.01 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/12 08:22:00 14 3/12 13:16:00 14 4h 54m 5h 37m 8.90 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 20:08:00 14 3/13 03:22:00 14 6h 14m 6h 52m 5.39 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/13 07:40:00 14 3/13 08:07:00 14 0h 27m 4h 18m 10.93 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 23:46:00 14 3/14 05:53:00 14 6h 7m 15h 39m 5.43 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 11:35:00 14 3/14 17:52:00 14 6h 17m 5h 42m 7.02 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 00:21:00 14 3/15 05:42:00 14 5h 21m 6h 29m 7.71 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 11:28:00 14 3/15 16:09:00 14 4h 41m 5h 46m 8.32 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 22:00:00 14 3/16 06:00:00 14 8h 0m 5h 51m 7.86 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 12:21:00 14 3/16 12:22:00 14 0h 1m 6h 21m 8.66 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 14:56:45 14 2h 34m 8.57 ✔ ✔ 22