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Erin Altemus

Hometown: Grand Marais, MN


My husband and I have been racing dogs for 12 years. We learned to run dogs at YMCA Camp Menogyn and a few years later we acquired our own team. A mushing friend invited us to a race and soon we were breeding dogs and racing. We now have 30 dogs in our kennel located near Grand Marais, MN. I work as a nurse at the local hospital. Our usual roster of races includes the Beargrease, UP200, Can-Am and Gunflint Mail Run. We have both wanted to run Iditarod for many years but the dream was sidelined for a while after the birth of our daughter Sylvia, now six. Now we have the right team and the right circumstances and look forward to seeing Alaska behind a dog team.