Tekla Butcher Manson mushing podcast

T Dog Race w/Tekla Butcher-Monson

Summary

 
Tekla Butcher Monson discusses the T-Dog race, a new and inclusive event that encourages mentorship between mushers and aims to share the love of the mushing lifestyle. The race features a multi-sport format, including skiers, bikers, mushers, and more. The race takes place in late March, after the Iditarod and other major races, and offers a unique and challenging course. Tekla shares her experiences in race planning and the challenges she has faced. She also discusses the future of mushing and the importance of experimentation in the sport.
 

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Takeaways

 
  • The T-Dog race is a new and inclusive event that encourages mentorship between mushers and aims to share the love of the mushing lifestyle.
  • The race features a multi-sport format, including skiers, bikers, mushers, and more, and takes place in late March after major races like the Iditarod.
  • The race offers a unique and challenging course, and participants have the opportunity to explore the historic mail trails in Alaska.
  • Race planning involves collaboration with the community and balancing different ideas and perspectives to create a successful event.

Chapters

 
00:00: Introduction and Background
02:10:The Beer and Puppy Garden
03:03: Involvement with Riverboat Discovery Tour
04:27: The History and Purpose of the T-Dog Race
06:23:Race Format and Timing
07:16:Multi-Sport Race and Participants
08:42: Course Length and Mushing Events
09:41: Mushing Only Race Format
12:01:Challenges of Race Planning
18:02:Experimentation and Future of Mushing
26:05: Logistics and Sponsorship
27:00:Race Updates and Social Media
29:23: Closing Remarks