Ryan RedingtonHometown: Skagway, Alaska
Ryan Redington, 38 was born and raised in Knik, Alaska, and he returns there every year to train for and race the Iditarod. Ryan and his family, wife Erin and children Eve, 5, and TJ, 3, now make their home in Skagway, Alaska. Ryan has been running dogs since he could reach the handle bars. His grandfather, Joe Redington Sr., founded the Iditarod. Dog mushing is a family tradition. Ryan, his father Raymie, and brothers, Ray and Robert, have all competed in the race. Ryan has run many races across Alaska, including the 2019 Kobuk 440 which he won, and the lower 48 states. He enjoys running the Iditarod for the challenge it provides. Ryan also has a daughter, Raynee 18, who lives in North Carolina. Ryan says he enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with family.I am racing Iditarod because I love the Iditarod and the dogs. My grandfather is Joe Redington Sr. He is known as the ‘Father of the Iditarod’ for starting the race in 1973. My dad is Raymie who has raced in the Iditarod 14 times. My grandpa, dad and uncle Joee are all in the Mushing Hall of Fame. I got big footsteps to follow and am glad to be racing in the 2021 Iditarod. In the 2020 Iditarod I had my best finish in eighth place. Henry, Ghost and Splint are my lead dogs. My daughter Eve and son TJ are also carrying on the family tradition of racing. They love dogs and mushing.