August 18, 2018

Musher Details

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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

Charley's Landscaping Co.
Mark/MariAnne Kolesar
Thomas/Carolyn Drake
Shirley Thomas
Sondra Davis
Janson/Stacey Cardy
Berdella Bogard

Jayant Radhakrishnam MD
John/Alison Hitzker
GB Jones
Jason Tranchitella
Robert/Marianne Bejna
Butch Bejna
Nancy Fowler


2018 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Willow 3/04 15:12:00 16
Yentna 3/04 19:11:00 16 3/04 19:14:00 16 0h 3m 3h 59m 10.54 42
Skwentna 3/04 22:25:00 16 3/05 02:09:00 16 3h 44m 3h 11m 9.42 30
Finger Lake 3/05 07:12:00 16 3/05 11:28:00 16 4h 16m 5h 3m 7.92 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 16:00:00 16 3/05 20:35:00 16 4h 35m 4h 32m 6.62 30
Rohn 3/06 00:44:00 16 3/06 05:56:00 16 5h 12m 4h 9m 8.43 35
Nikolai 3/06 19:30:00 16 3/07 02:28:00 15 6h 58m 13h 34m 5.53 75
McGrath 3/07 08:43:00 15 3/07 08:45:00 15 0h 2m 6h 15m 7.68 48
Takotna 3/07 11:11:00 15 3/08 12:13:00 14 25h 2m 2h 26m 7.40 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/08 14:41:00 14 3/08 14:48:00 14 0h 7m 2h 28m 9.32 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/09 06:26:00 14 3/09 14:02:00 14 7h 36m 15h 38m 5.12 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/09 22:42:00 14 3/10 06:29:00 14 7h 47m 8h 40m 6.35 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/10 09:29:00 14 3/10 09:45:00 14 0h 16m 3h 0m 8.33 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/10 12:13:00 14 3/10 20:17:00 14 8h 4m 2h 28m 7.30 ✔ ✔ 18
Kaltag 3/11 18:26:00 3/12 02:49:00 13 8h 23m 21h 9m 5.77 ✔ ✔ 122
Unalakleet 3/12 19:28:00 13 3/13 03:14:00 12 7h 46m 16h 39m 5.11 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/13 09:48:00 12 3/13 18:14:00 11 8h 26m 6h 34m 6.09 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 03:28:00 11 3/14 11:35:00 11 8h 7m 9h 14m 5.42 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/14 19:16:00 11 3/15 02:14:00 11 6h 58m 7h 41m 6.25 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 09:49:00 11 3/15 18:13:00 11 8h 24m 7h 35m 6.07 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 01:50:00 11 3/16 02:06:00 9 0h 16m 7h 37m 7.22 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/16 05:43:06 9 3h 37m 6.08 ✔ ✔ 22