October 19, 2017

Musher Details

2017 Iditarod » Mushers » Allen Moore

Allen Moore

Bib Number: 36
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
Ruth Ann Nevils, MO
Mrs. Chevie McDonald, TX
Tom & Cindy Eckhoff, PA
Leslie Dean/Don Hopwood, MA
Lynne Danielson, WA
North Pole Vet Hospital

T Rose Vet Service
Howling Dog Alaska, KS
Pleasant Valley Store/Trailside Mail
Bob Huston
Eagle Pack Natural Pet Food/Well Pet, MA
Verizon Wireless
SPK Dog Sponsors & Team Members

Awards

Sportsmanship — Sponsored by Donlin Gold

2017 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Fairbanks 3/06 12:08:00 16
Nenana 3/06 17:46:00 16 3/06 22:49:00 16 5h 3m 5h 38m 10.65 60
Manley 3/07 13:19:00 16 3/07 13:49:00 16 0h 30m 14h 30m 6.21 90
Tanana 3/08 02:05:00 16 3/08 10:05:00 16 8h 0m 12h 16m 5.38 ✔ 66
Ruby 3/09 10:22:00 16 3/09 16:37:00 16 6h 15m 24h 17m 4.90 ✔ 119
Galena 3/09 22:41:00 16 3/10 23:55:00 16 25h 14m 6h 4m 8.24 ✔ ✔ 50
Huslia 3/11 13:14:00 16 3/11 20:03:00 15 6h 49m 13h 19m 6.16 ✔ ✔ 82
Koyukuk 3/12 14:45:00 15 3/12 20:45:00 15 6h 0m 17h 42m 4.86 ✔ ✔ 86
Nulato 3/12 22:57:00 15 3/13 00:47:00 15 1h 50m 2h 12m 10.00 ✔ ✔ 22
Kaltag 3/13 04:45:00 15 3/13 09:26:00 15 4h 41m 3h 58m 11.85 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 23:15:00 15 3/14 07:30:00 15 8h 15m 13h 49m 6.15 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 12:40:00 15 3/14 17:04:00 15 4h 24m 5h 10m 7.74 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 22:15:00 15 3/15 05:07:00 15 6h 52m 5h 11m 9.65 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 10:27:00 15 3/15 14:48:00 15 4h 21m 5h 20m 9.00 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 20:34:00 15 3/16 04:46:00 14 8h 12m 5h 46m 7.98 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 10:50:00 14 3/16 10:52:00 14 0h 2m 6h 4m 9.07 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 13:24:27 14 2h 32m 8.68 ✔ ✔ 22