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Sled Dog Tours
Looking for a real Alaska adventure? Come on a Sled Dog Tour and meet Lacey! 18 year old musher Lacey Hart has been running and racing sled dogs since she was 9 years old. At 15, Lacey ran the Junior Iditarod, a 180 mile race for teens, and won the Humanitarian Award for the best cared for dog team. She has ran numerous other races over the years, and will be running her qualifiers in 2013 to run the 2014 Iditarod!
The Sled Dog Tours is a brand new aspect of Lacey Hart Racing. During your sled dog tour, Lacey Hart herself will share with you her adventures on the trail and passion for sled dogs, all against the backdrop of the kennel, located near scenic Talkeetna, Alaska. You will get to meet and interact with some of the dogs who have taken Lacey on her many adventures, and learn why the Alaskan Husky is a true athlete. Ever wonder what kind of gear it must take to survive in the wilds of Alaska? You’ll wonder no more after you get to try on the clothing and see the equipment first-hand! By the time you leave, you’ll know so much you could almost take a team down the trail by yourself!
We hope that we can help make your Alaska trip an unforgettable one!
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to book your Sled Dog Tour today.
Shuttle service is available from downtown Talkeetna, Alaska – please call for details.
Tours are at 9:00 A.M., 1:00 P.M., and 3:00 P.M.
Rates: $25.00 / adult $15.00/ Child under 10
Tour may not be suitable for children under 3read more
Lacey is a dog musher and an author. Lacey became interested in dog sledding when she was 8 and her school held the Iditaread program. Students picked an Iditarod musher and read page for mile (over 1049 pages!) against their chosen musher on the race to Nome. Lacey picked Jeff King and through hard work read her way to the finish line 40 minutes before Jeff. That experience started a passion for sled dogs.
A deal was struck with her parents and after almost a year of waiting………read more
Lacey has done an excellent job of developing her racing kennel and has run many races with her dogs. In 2009 she placed 15th in her first Jr. Iditarod (a race of 150 miles in the Alaska wilderness for teens 14 to 18 years old) and was awarded the Humanitarian Award for doing the best job of caring for her dogs. This accolade came with a $1,000 scholarship but, more importantly it was the realization of a dream and a goal. A goal she held onto and worked very hard towards for seven years.
Lacey is also a young author. She competes every year in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month- a challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days) and she is currently finishing the editing of her book “Dog Girl”. This is her mushing story of challenges, heart break, and finally success at age 15, when she finished the grueling Junior Iditarod.
Lacey has made presentations to civic organizations such as Rotary and Kiwanis, churches, municipalities and schools. The Youth Empowerment School Assembly Program is a complete program for schools that includes challenges for students to participate in activities such as the Iditaread and NaNoWriMo. Lacey also encourages student to challenge themselves with such lofty ideas as running a major sled dog race in Alaska or whatever their passion may be. Lacey incorporates an entire multimedia presentation that uses a PowerPoint presentation, movies, show and tell, demonstration of the equipment used for mushing, the clothing required to withstand the extreme cold while on the trail and the problems that she has surmounted in the development of her small 30 dog kennel.
What’s being said about Lacey’s school program?
“It was fun! My class really enjoyed it. I listened to them talking about their goals as I went around signing planners. Thanks!” Ms. Julian, 5th grade”
“My daughter was so excited by the presentation. Money well spent!” Lisa, PTA mom
“What an amazing young woman! My kids and I had fun.” Mrs. Peruis, 1st Grade teacher
“Great presentation today, Lacey is an impressive & remarkable young woman!”
Abbey, Classroom volunteer and mom
“It was fascinating.” Clare, 3rd Grade Student
“I learned so many things I didn’t know.” Cody, 4th grade Student
“Mrs. Busch, Mrs. Busch, I want to be a musher!” Paul, 1st grade
“You have made me the most popular teacher in the building…” Mrs. Buschread more