Quince has spent the last four years with his wife Blair Braverman raising and training sled dogs in Wisconsin and Alaska. After following the race for several years and supporting Blair as she prepared for her her rookie run, he is almost ready compete in the 2020 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Thanks to friends in Alaska, he has the opportunity to run the race with an eager team of dogs, but getting to the start line involves expenses far beyond what's typically required for day-to-day mushing. We can only do it with your support.
Estimated costs involved in running the race can easily be $60,000. Two wonderful sponsors in Texas (thank you, Heather and Susan!) have kicked off Quince's entry expense and given us the confidence to try this wild thing. Quince has already entered two mid-distance races in AK this winter to ready himself for the race.
Team BraverMountain is excited to get to Nome, but first we need to get to Anchorage. Will you help us meet our goal of entering Quince in the 2020 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race?
Blair (and Quince)
NOTE: Last year, we offered tee shirt incentives for those who contributed $60 or more to Blair's race (as well as drawings to win shirts for those who contributed any amount). The response was wonderful, but managing this endeavor through GoFundMe (and trying to ship during the training season) proved a bit complicated, as this platform isn't set up well for incentives.
This year, we would like to simplify things and be as inclusive as we can. If we are able to meet our financial goal for Iditarod expenses, we will offer our limited edition Idita-merch (tees and hoodies) very nearly AT COST (saving a little to account for mistakes and pay design contributors of course); they will be high quality and inexpensive. If we meet 80% of our goal this week, team calendars will sell for under $15 as well.
Look what we did in 2019! #uglydogs
- D E Nelson
- Ann Gain
- Natalie Andrea Pitzer
- Angie Wheeler
- Lisa Phillips