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Bib sponsor recognition

The Two Rivers 200 (and 100) mile race, the main event of our racing season, is only 5 weeks away, and thanks to the generosity of many businesses (and individuals!) we’ll finally be able to replace our old set of racing bibs!

Our gratitude goes to the following bib sponsors, truly a list of engaged and supportive small and/or local businesses and groups.

No Mountain Software
Alaska Rubber & Rigging
Phoenix Rising Body & Paint
Alaska Line Builders
Standing Bear Creations
The Tree King
Nicolle Hendrix (volunteer)
Boreal Peonies
Pleasant Valley Store
Trailside Mail
Tailspin Media
Howling Downs Peonies
Sunrise Kennel
and Carpenters Local 1243

Would you like to join your name to the list? There are 29 bibs still available to sponsor to reach our goal. Personal bib sponsorships are also gladly accepted and go to our new logo design and other set up fees.

Bib sponsorships are $100, and we have a full page of information about all our sponsorship levels. Or directly fill in the form below and get redirected to PayPal for payment (credit/debit cards accepted — you don’t need a PayPal account).

Thank you all so much for your support!

Become a bib sponsor and help us renew our aging race bibs!

Your personal name (required)

If you are a business, the name of your business as you want it appear on the bib

Email address to contact you (required)

After submitting this form, the page will redirect you to PayPal for payment of the $100 sponsorship. We thank you for your support!

Happy New Year: Solstice 50/100 in 3…2…1… days

A very happy, inspiring and beneficial new year 2015 to all our members, supporters and friends!

Our 2014/15  is finally getting started tomorrow, January 2, 2015, with our Solstice 50/100 race, rescheduled from the original date 2 weeks ago. And we have to hurry — the days are already getting longer. Our trail crew has put it tireless work to assemble a full 100 mile trail (50 out, 50 back), starting at the Pleasant Valley Store, mile 23 Chena Hot Springs Road. We still have race slots available, so come along on raceday and sign up (between 8 am and 9 am)!

All information as well as race updates on this year’s Solstice race page.

2014 summer updates: PayPal, meetings

We are making upgrades over the summer. Temporarily, PayPal is not available, and we’re looking into the best way to bring electronic payments back for the next season.

Meanwhile, the next summer volunteer planning meeting is taking place Wednesday June 18th, 7 pm @ Two Rivers Lodge.

2014 Valley Funale results

Our season-end event, the Valley Funale, took place yesterday, March 29th, at the Pleasant Valley store. With an Easter egg hunt and community potluck, this is a nice fun event, with some adult races (10 dogs/20 miles and 6 dogs/10 miles) and kids races (1 dog, on a loop behind the Pleasant Valley Store). Results below!

10 dogs/20 mile

6 dogs/10 mile

Kids’ races

Season end: 2014 Valley Funale

We cordially invite everyone to our season-end event: 10 and 20 mile races for adults, fun races for children, potluck, and fun!

PLEASE NOTE that the sign-up for kids’ races will start at 12:30, a little earlier than the flier says.


Follow the 2014 Chatanika Challenge!

The race has started. Updates here

Musher list with bib numbers (start order):

Two Rivers 200 mile race

  1. Arthur Sutton
  2. Will Rhodes
  3. Nick Guy
  4. Raelynn Shover
  5. Rolland Trowbridge
  6. Riley Dyche
  7. Kristin Knight Pace
  8. Yuka Honda
  9. Mary Helwig
  10. Alan Eischens
  11. Patrick Beall
  12. Benjamin Good
  13. Chris Ciancibelli
  14. Matt Hall
  15. Tony Angelo
  16. Joanna Jagow
  17. Shaynee Seipke
  18. Amanda Gecas
  19. Thomas Lesatz
  20. Cody Strathe
  21. Zoya Denure
  22. Stephanie Ehlenfeldt

Two Rivers 100 mile race

3. Pato Geron
4. Derek Patton
5. Dennis Kananowicz


2013 TRDMA Rabies Clinic – writeup

Every season, the first event organized by the  Two Rivers Dog Mushers Association is not a race, but our annual rabies vaccination clinic in collaboration with Dr. Jeanne Olson, DMV, of Raven Veterinary Services in North Pole. Low-price rabies shots are available for a low price ($10 for a dog and $15 for a cat), and we usually manage to get well over 100 — in busy years several 100 — dogs and cats up to date with their rabies protection. The event is also an opportunity for mushers to exchange race plans, gossip, and news from their dogs. It is also nice to mix with the Two Rivers and Pleasant Valley neighbors, who bring in their pets.

Yesterday was this year’s date, and it was the first time we used the Pleasant Valley Community Center (right behind the Pleasant Valley Store) as a base of operations. It turned out to be a pleasant and roomy space, with tables to sit down at for animal owners to fill in their paperwork. After a very busy first hour — everyone seemed to arrive on the dot at noon when we opened — things calmed down a bit, and we ended up with 152 vaccinated animals (144 dogs and 8 cats).

Many thanks to Dr. Olson, to Stephanie Ehlenfeldt for organizing everything and Life Rhythms Massage for sponsoring the rental of the space. Also to the Pleasant Valley Community Association for being great to work with, and the following volunteers:

  • Abbie West
  • Judy Currier
  • Debbie Seegall 
  • Cindy Kirgan (who also brought the most excellent baklava)
  • Greg Stoddard
  • Becky Cummings
  • Chris Waigl 

(Please leave a comment if anyone is misspelled!)

Next TRDMA vaccination clinic: In a year.

Next TRDMA date to note: Monday, October 7, 7:30 PM, Two Rivers School — membership and volunteer meeting.

To finish, a few pictures for your enjoyment.

dog being vaccinated, with vet and owner

Is it my turn now? (With Dr. Jeanne Olson and Torben Metzner.)

Dr. Olson and Torben - paperwork done

Torben and Dr. Olson look happy with the papwork

A lull in the paperwork, finally

Stephanie and Debbie enjoying a lull in the papwerwork

2013/14 season start: first meeting, board election, and rabies vaccination clinic

The season is starting! Please note the following dates and events:

  • Our first membership & volunteer meeting will take place on September 16, 2013, at 7:30 pm at the Two Rivers School. You can renew your membership during the meeting. Starting October, we will return to the first-Monday-of-the-month schedule. The most important agenda items are:
    1. Filling the vacant board seats
    2. Our race schedule and start of preparations for the Two Rivers 200
    3. Sponsorship and marketing
    4. Licensing obligations
  • Our annual rabies vaccination clinic run by Dr. Olson of Raven Veterinary Services, North Pole, will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2013 from noon to 4pm at the Pleasant Valley Community Center. Please pre-register here or via the form below, and then download and print the animal list sheet and bring it completed to the event. (with each animals name, age (first rabies vaccine? or booster?), color, weight, sex (intact?), and the ownerʼs name, address, and phone number). You can also print our flyer and help spread the word.