Jan Steves — Iditarod 2017
Living My Dream

2012/2013 Training Season


2013 Iditarod Sponsors

Golden Harness
Top Dogs
Lead Dogs
Swing Dogs
Team Dogs
Wheel Dogs
Fill the Sled
Happy Paws
Gifts in Kind
Special Thanks

Golden Harness — Over $5,000


Rick Steves — Europe Through the Back Door

Rick Steves' European Travel and Europe Tours

Become a Golden Harness sponsor

Top Dogs — $1,000 - $5,000


Richard Steves, Sr. — Shoreline, WA


Become a Top Dog sponsor

Lead Dogs — $500


Fiorini Ski School — Seattle, WA
Teresa Cooper — Brevard, NC
Jeff and Deanna LePage, First Choice Physical Therapy — Wasilla, AK
Jackie Leake — WA

Sponsored Dog: Jimmy


Become a Lead Dog sponsor

Swing Dogs — $300


Andrea Hawkes — Vancouver, BC
Debi Schmidt — WA
Randy Leon — WA

Sponsored Dog: Red


Become a Swing Dog sponsor

Team Dogs — $200


Amy Young — Dallas, GA
Cecile Hoovler and Helen Bauch — WA


Become a Team Dog sponsor

Wheel Dogs — $100


Lynn Budzak — Palmer, AK
Julie Reimer — Seattle, WA
Julie Worley — Tulalip, WA

Sponsored Dog: Roan

Janet and Neil Thompson — WA

Sponsored Dog: Kevin

Jenny Hixson — WA

Sponsored Dog: Chef

Andrea Sexton

Sponsored Dog: Chad

Patrick and Sharon Smith — WA

Sponsored Dog: Otter

James Carson — NV

Sponsored Dog: Spot


Become a Wheel Dog sponsor

Fill the Sled — Any Amount


Adelaide ElZein — Edmonds, WA
Anna Ollestad — Woodway, WA
Elwin Reed — Calgary, AB
Catherine and Rosa Gambino — Coon Rapids, MN
Patricia Doyle — WA


Become a "Fill the Sled" sponsor

Happy Paws — $25


Jodie Matte — Essex, ON
Sheryl Mariner and Team M&Ms, Jefferson Elementary 4th Graders — IA


Become a Happy Paws sponsor

Gifts in Kind


Kely Redman-Ajer — Edmonds, WA

Gift: Dog Crate

Amy Young — Dallas, GA

Gift: Snack bags for the trail, sewing bags for meat snacks

Carol Lynch — OR

Gift: Sewing leggings for the dogs

Rapid Recovery AK and Bledsoe Brace TX

Gift: Bledsoe Knee Brace


Special Thanks


Special thanks to the following for their love and support in my dream. I couldn't do it without them!


TO MY FAMILY... My mom and dad, brother Rick, Sister Linda, Children Nicole, Tyler and Kelsey, for their incredible love and support. It means so much to me and keeps me going.

Ted and Paula English for their hospitality and giving me the opportunity of a lifetime...to run dogs!

Cecile Hoovler, who has been a part of this dream from the beginning...for her love and moral support.

Bill Henning, who has been a part of this dream from the beginning and who I can call on for whatever I need while I am away in Alaska.

Patricia Feaster and Jamen Shively for their help with my PowerPoint presentation.

Bronn Journey, for his beautiful harp music that I listen to on the trail. (bronnjourney.com)

Jackie Leeke and Doris Eaker for the loving care they give my father while I am in Alaska. Without them I couldn't leave.  I am forever grateful for the love and care that they gave my mother. 

To my Dad, Richard Steves who, when I told him of my dream, his response was "if anyone can do this, you can".

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Rick Steves' European Travel and Europe Tours
First Choice Physical Therapy
Rapid Recovery Medical Service
Bledsoe Brace
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