Insider 2.0


Iditarod Insider 2.0 offers a glimpse into the lives of Iditarod sled dogs and the people who engage with them every day of their lives.


They are lives full of energy, activity, and wellness. We visit with those that spend their summers on the glaciers, to others that spend their days near their wilds of Denali, and all stops in between. Insider 2.0 sets out to take you inside their lives, far from the trail and a look at a life of joy, camaraderie, and a level commitment that has few rivals.


He’s a long-time veteran of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and he’s also known for his work that he does with a camp called Battle Dawgs.  Rick Casillo helps those devastated by the affects of war and he uses sled dogs to bring these soldiers joy and hope.  And wait until they meet Athena!  This …

February 4, 2021 9:53 am

Karyn Hendrickson is back in the race in 2021.  She is one of the many that balance a full-time career and running a kennel.  She talks about the Iditarod giving her focus in her life and the dogs give her a great purpose.  She has also battled through physical injuries and yet keeps her dream …

January 31, 2021 9:15 pm

Susannah Tuminelli is featured this week in the Insider 2.0 series.  She is a rookie running her first Iditarod and has run dogs on tours in both Minnesota and on glaciers in Alaska.  From the minute she was on the runners she knew that she found her next great passion.  Born and Raised in Cape …

January 31, 2021 9:13 pm

She’s a rookie in this years Iditarod and it’s been a long time coming for Brenda Mackey.  The daughter of 1983 Champion Rick Mackey, Brenda has dreamed of running this race since she was 5!  And in 2021 she’ll finally get her chance.

January 18, 2021 8:56 pm

He’s a former cowboy from Oklahoma and now he’s a professional on the runners!  Hal Hanson cut his teeth in a sprint dog kennel and now he’s been working towards a dream of finishing the Iditarod. Mitch Seavey has employed Hal the last 3 years and now it’s Hal’s time to live his dream!

January 8, 2021 8:31 pm

He’s dreamed of winning the Iditarod since he was 4 years old and he’s getting close!

January 1, 2021 12:21 pm