|IWC 250||WJC 100||PACB 30|
|1||Martin Massicotte||1||Katherine Langlais||1||Amelie Aubut|
|2||Gilles Harnois||2||Luc Gaudreau||2||Maxime Leclerc-Gingras|
|3||Becki Tucker||3||Lilly Anderson||3||Daniel Coutu|
|4||Andre Longchamps||4||Yann Shaw||4||Etienne Massicotte|
|5||Ashley Patterson||5||Eric Chagnon||5||Eric Dore-Delisle|
|6||Sally Manikian||6||Bailey Vitello||6||Christine Richardson|
|7||Denis Tremblay||7||Andy Bartleet||7||Paul Boudreau|
|8||Remy Leduc||8||Lara Renner||8||Fabien Bihannic|
|9||Marie-Eve Drouin||9||Guillaume Lamarre||9||Alexander Therriault|
|10||Gen Raymond||10||Barry Dana||10||Austin Black|
|11||Jaye Foucher||11||David Punch||11||Nathan Gratton|
|12||Amy Dionne||12||Marla Brodsky||12||Christopher Jackowski|
|13||Carl Routhier||13||Sylvain Robillard||13||Peter Franke|
|14||Michael Hoff||14||Bruce Langmaid||14||Jeffrey Baril|
|Open||15||Heather D'Arcy||15||Stephane Duplessis|
|Open||16||Colleen Wallin||16||Ed Clifford|
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|When I was 8 years old I harnessed our house dog, a big St. Bernard!! Then one day I saw a team of several dogs, and that's when I realized that I wanted to harness more dogs. I used to run sprint races when I was a teenager. It was not until 1995 that I really started running longer distances, from 60 miles here in Fort Kent, to 400 miles in the Labrador 400. I climbed to higher levels of racing and started with a win in The Can-Am Crown 250 in 1998 and by 2016 I won the CAC 250 for the 7th time. I ran a race circuit in northeastern America but in 2003 I realized my dream of running the Yukon Quest 1000, where I finished in 6th place. Last year, I won 3 of the 4 races in which I participated. Inthe near future, I plan to run the famous Iditarod (1000 miles) race in Alaska. What I like most about dog sledding is being out in nature, discover new territories and especially to listen to my dogs and see that we are a great team of man and beasts.|
|Hi everybody. This year is going to be my third attempt at the Can-Am Crown 250. Sledding, training, and taking care of my 40 siberians are my retreat projects and they occupy me a lot. My hobbies include mountain biking, jogging and…. dogs. My goal is just to have fun on the trails with my dogs.|
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|I've been racing for 17 years. What started out as a recreational hobby with rescue dogs soon became a complete addiction ESPECIALLY once I started doing distance.
In 2008 I danced with the grim reaper, I survived death and since then my focus is to LIVE and always do what I love to do. What keeps the fire in my soul, what makes me appreciate & love life are my dogs and that is why the Can-Am 250 is our favorite race. It's all about the care, love & bond that you have with each and everyone on the trail & off the trail. It's about being their provider, coach, nutritionist, behaviorist, doctor and mom! It's incredible to watch them grow into amazing athletes and know that your were the one to see the quality in them, to bring out the best in them to help them excel! It's not just about the training miles it's about enjoying the beauty of the trails and the team you've created!
|I am from a mushing family of a couple generations. My wife and I have a 14 year old son and own a kennel of 35 dogs and some horses. We love everything about our dogs; feeding, training, pet,....|
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|Last year when I finished the 250, in that deep snow and warm weather, I thought to myself 'that was hard, maybe I'll take a year off and run the 100 mile race.' Then I realized it was the 25th Anniversary of the 250, and that I just had to sign up again. This will be my fourth time in the 250, and my sixth time at the Can Am races. What keeps me coming back is the breadth and passion of the volunteers, the opportunity for exploring Maine's wilderness with the dogs, camaraderie on the trail with other mushers, and the most wonderful host family of Don and Laura Audibert. It is a wonderful way to celebrate the sport.
I live in Shelburne, NH, with my developmentally disabled brother and sister, for whom I am a guardian and caregiver. I work for The Conservation Fund as the NH and VT representative. This will be my first year working in this new role, and training a dog team for this challenging race, so I am hoping for the best. Working full time, I rely so much on the network of friends and neighbors to keep things going; thank you to everyone who helps us get this far!
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|We are very happy to come back to the Can-Am this year. We will be running a puppy team that we wish to bring to the Yukon Quest. So this Can-Am will be one of the qualifiers we need to get there and I am very happy to do all this with what for me are the best dogs in the world.|
|I founded Haagendaz Siberians in 2001, a family owned selective kennel whose breeding program is based on the preservation of the breed as a working dog.
I was formely a dog trainer, but now I specialize in ethology. Our goal is to breed, raise, train and race happy and successful distance racing siberian huskies.
I am currently in the logistic to qualify for the 2020 Yukon Quest.
I am happy to be back in Fort Kent for a secomd time. last year I ran the 100 miler and now I'm looking forward to run and finish the 250 with tail waggin' dogs!
I have been touring since 2011 in Laurentians Expeditions.
|I've been running dogs for 16 years now and racing at Can-Am since 2005. I share a kennel of 40 siberian and alaskan huskies with my boyfriend Chris. Most of the dogs on my team are ones that I've bred and raised from birth.
This will be my 7th Can-Am 250! After so many times coming up here, it's the pinnacle of my season to return and see so many familiar and welcoming faces of volunteers and fans.
The past 2 seasons I've been racing to raise awareness and money for suicide prevention, specifically for an organization called To Write Love On Her Arms. I donate a portion of my season's race winnings to them.
|I'm looking to have fun and finish the race this year!!|
|We got into the mushing world early in 2011... What we love the most about it is raising and training the young ones towards building a team. And seeing them become more solid year after year.. To witness all those tiny impiovements that make a sled dog better and better is priceless!!
We have raced in 100, 250 and 400 mile races so far and we can't wait to hit the trail in Fort Kent... That will be our first time out there. It's exciting!
|Many thanks go to the Wallins for allowing me to go run the Can-Am again. Thanks to my family and friends who help make it happen on short notice. Thanks to the race organization, volunteers, and sponsors for putting on a great race. One more thank you goes to the "kenneI manager" Ward Wallin for all the planning and logistics. Your wife will have to do the wheeling and dealing this year.|
|I'm thrilled to come back to Fort Kent. This year I will try to run my first 100 mile race and there is no better place to do that than at the Can-Am!!|
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|I am a cancer scientist / professor at the Université de Sherbrooke in QC, and I am married with a 9 year old boy who keeps us busy! Besides family, work, and DOGS, I have no time for hobbies :) What I like most about my dogs is their genuine happiness while running, and that keeps me living the present moment, which is awesome therapy!
I am excited to come back to Fort Kent and see old friends, and especially my host family the Saunders, who have become like family to me!
|I am a senior in high school. I've been mushing for the past 5 or 6 years and this will be my second year at Lone Wolf Kennel. I've run various 30 mile races in the past, this will be my first 100 mile.
I starting mushing when I was 12. The last few years I have been helping Lone Wolf Kennels train their dogs.
|What is most exciting in mushing is the trust between the dog and the musher. The tie that binds when the dogs work for me and give the best of themself. The family is very important for me because my wife, my daughter and I are doing an amazing job of team work for the agreement of mushing and my «official» job.
I was a guide for dog sledding for tourism for outfitters at Daaquam in 2004-2005.
I have been a musher at Fermont, in the grand north of Quebec since 2013 with an average of 2200 miles each winter with many expeditions in camping for several days.
|I like to be alone in the bush with my dogs. I like trapping, hunting and fishing. Being at the Can Am to race is a one of my favorite days of the year, I love Fort Kent!
My other mushing experiences are the many miles of training with my dogs.
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|Being a second generation musher I have been mushing all of my life. My love and commitment to my dogs has been a big part of my dog sledding career and as I continue to race throughout the northeast and in Canada I know that my dogs are giving me their all and loving it at the same time.
My family owns and runs Northern Exposure Outfitters, and educational based dog sledding company, that provides educational school programs, camps, lessons and tours. My team of dogs and myself love to educate the public about dog sledding! I have been mushing since I was young and absolutely love the sport.
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|My winters are spent mixing training for racing and guiding, so the dogs partly pay for them selves. The guiding not only puts some kibble in the dogs' bowls but gives them some important socializing with people as well as some loaded sled training.
When the dogs are relaxing in the off season, I work for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School near Bethel, Maine as the Associate Program Director. We run outdoor educational expeditions for middle schoolers through to adults. Through challenging expeditions our students learn an increase in self-awareness, resiliency, capacity for leadership, and desire to support and serve others. Struggles become learning, and successes become life-long habits. So, my summers are pretty much the same as my winters.
|Other than being with the dogs, I enjoy running, art, science, writing, and playing piano and violin. My sister Mackenzie, and I have been homeschooled for 2 years so I can be more involved with training our team. We have been racing dogs for 4 years, and plan on running the Junior Iditarod in 2018. What I enjoy most about mushing is the bond with my dogs and seeing places that I never would have been able to see except from the runners of a dogsled.|
|I love spending my time with my dogs. I discovered this passion 5 years ago and now I simply want to have fun and learn more about mushing every day, and to work with my dogs to get better and better. My goal would be to do longer distances in the future.|
|I got into mushing by way of skijoring... My one girl and I would go for hours... That dog planted a seed that's finally growing.....I raised my 5 kids with sled dogs and now enjoy giving rides to the granddaughters.... This year starts a new chapter... The book is being written and the dogs are helping edit... They are my teachers... and I still have an enjoyable journey ahead.
I have skijored the Can-Am 250 and enjoy educating the young.
|My interest in dogsledding began when, as a young boy, my father returned from a year long job in Minnesota with stories about the dogsled teams he saw there. A few years later he went to Alaska for a year to work on the pipeline 1973-74. He came back with more stories of the far north and dogsledding. He gave me some books by authors like Jack London, James Michener and others. That was the beginning of a dream which I am living today. I later read every book I could find on the Iditarod race, the Yukon Quest and the far North. I joined the US Army in August 1990 and eventually ended up in a cold weather unit in the army reserve. I began hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1997 in big sections and completed it in 2002 with my German Shepard Dog, Liam. We hiked in every season and finished parts on Skis.
This is the tenth year that I will have participated in the Can-Am races. I would like to dedicate my race to my father, Thomas Punch, who gave me the dream I am living today. And to my mother, Shirley Barry Punch, who was my best friend. Both my parents passed away in 2015 and are greatly missed.
|Marla BB would like to dedicate this race to Sigh Guy. Her 7 year old Alaskan Husky who died this winter due to stomach cancer. Last year he enthusiastically pulled the sled in wheel up all these Can-Am Hills. His wheel buddy, Raz will miss him! This one's for you Sigh, hope you fly alongside us:(|
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|I have run dogs for 26 year. I love to be close to my dogs out in nature with no sound except for the breathing of the dogs. I like the racing ambiance. We have 32 Alaskan huskies in our kennel. I love the mushing lifestyle… and we love Fort Kent!|
|Last year's 100-mile run was a lot of fun. We hope to have as much fun this year. Seeing dogs run for the first time in harness and taking them through the paces for several years and to get them to the starting line is my favorite part of the sport.
I've been running dogs for several years.
|This is my first 100 mile race. l am dedicating this race to all the dogs that have worked so hard all year but in particular, the 3 dogs that are vital to the team and we couldn't stand to lose. GALE is not the fastest leader but she is extremely reliable and will get you where you need to go... albeit slowly, Without a secure leader like GALE, l wouIdn't be as certain we'd make it through the race. JOKER is a young up and comer who can work his butt off in wheel or can pick up the team in lead. He led my last Can-Am 30 team most of the way as a yearling and I would have had a tough run without his guidance. Lastly, FAVOR. He is the hardest working dog we have. He is just an unshakable powerhouse and we're so lucky to have him. We have been racing and giving tours since 2009.|
| I have been racing for over 23 years. We live right off the Beargrease trail and that peaked my interest in racing. I have raced all over the midwest and this is my third trip to Maine. My husband Ward usually runs this race but he will be at home watching my youngest son‘s playoff hockey games. I will be running some of our young dogs as my good friend Mike Hoff will be running our main team in the 250. I look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones while I am in Fort Kent.
I have raced the UP 200, Grand Portage Passage, Can Am, Gitchi Gamml, Gunflint Mail Run, Essllnger Classic, Empire 130, Mid Minnesota, Wolf Track, White Oak, Apostle Islands, Great Trail Race, Wawa Gold Quest to name a few.
|My husband and I have a 14 year old son and own a kennel of 35 dogs and horses. We love everything about the dogs; feed, train, pet,.... in the summertimeI compete in barrel racing with my horses and I own racing quarter horses.|
|Maxime has been passionate about dogs since he met the neigbour's dog living downstairs at the age of 8. Now, as a dog trainer, he owns a dog boarding and a dogsled touring business with his wife Anne-Marie. He is super exited to be joining the CAN AM CROWN 30 mile race for his first competitive event ever! The goal: having fun facing new challenges while giving the best dog care possible.
For Max, mushing means living life with passion, learning patience, discipline and to be in the moment, marvelling at every learning experience, being one with nature, through all our senses and heart, experiencing first hand the connection that always grows between a musher and his dogs and cherishing the well being of all dogs.
I have been a touring musher since 2008. I presently operate a 32 alaskan kennel, Ranch Canin Manitou Musher
|Je pratique le traineau à chiens depuis plusieurs années. Cette activité me fait aimée l'hiver. Je suis de retour à Fort Kent pour une troisième année parce que que la Can-Am est très bien organisés. J'aime l'ambiance de cette course et les gens de Fort Kent sont très sympathiques. Au plaisir de vous rencontrer au mois de mars!
I have been practicing dog sledding for several years. This activity makes me love the winter. I am back in Fort Kent for a third year because the Can-Am is very well organized. I like the atmosphere of this race and the people of Fort Kent are very friendly. Looking forward to meeting you in March!
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|I am Martin Massicotte's son , and mushing has been part of my life since I was born. I want to race longer races in the future. I like hunting, fishing, trapping and, for sure, mushing. I am impressed by the endurance of dogs and love to see them work.|
|My father gave me a sled ride with one dog when I was five years old. I believe everything started then. Many years later I started to read books such as "L'univers du chien de tralneau" and so on. Then, I met Jean-Marc Julien, a successful sprint racer and breeder from Neuville Québec. I was his handler for some years and learned a lot about mushing from him and his dogs. I also was a guide in tourism for "Aventure Inukshuk" at Duchesney Quebec for some years and for "Les Casaventures" for one season. l had fun and good experiences mushing with these people, thanks to them. In March 2006, with five other guides and 50 dogs all together, we did a two week expedition on James Bay. It was a great adventure, lots of fun and lots of challenges too. Since about the year of 2002 I've been trying to raise and train my own dogs here and there ........ It has never been easy. Somehow, with my wife, and now with our 3 children, we managed to settle down in a wonderful place where I can train from my back yard.|
|Seal Cove Kennel is located in Canaan, NH where there are 27 alaskan huskies and 2 humans, Kip and Christine. We have both been running dogs for almost 20 years and Christine has raced across the country and Canada in 100 to 250 mile races. This year the focus has changed a bit as I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July. Training for races this year has been an exercise in keeping myself and the 13 dogs in the small race pool as healthy and prepared as possible. We even expect to be very competetive. I'm really excited to be in the 100 miler this year and wish the Can Am a happy 25th birthday.
We have run sled dog tours as well as training programs and seminars for the last 4 years.
I have also handled for Brent Sass in the Yukon Quest as well as Aliy Zirkly in the Copper Basin 300.
|I started mushing over 40 years ago. I raced the Can-Am Crown 250 in its first year. Since then I have raced the 250, the 60, and the 30 mile race. My future goal is to keep mushing as long as I can. My other hobbies include fishing, hunting and dogs, dogs, dogs. I love their honesty and will to please.|
|I come from France and have lived in Québec for 7 years. My French sled dog club is the Keremma Nordic Club. I started sled dog racing 11 years ago. My last race was the Kearney 100 mile stage race in 2015. I am preparing my team for long distance races in the future.|
|Dog Sledding has been in my family for years. My father, Paul Therriault, raced in the Can-Am and several other mid-distance and distance races. I have been dog sledding for as long as I can remember. I grew up as a Sprint Racer but I am looking forward to transitioning over into mid-distance. Dog Sledding is such a major part of my life. My dogs are my children and my time with them, working as a team, is irreplaceable. I wanted to share the joys and experiences of dog sledding so I started a business that offers rides/tours via dog sledding.
I have raced on the professional race circuit for 8 years. In 2013, I took a few year hiatus to start up my Dog Sledding Company. Now that the company is up and running I hope to return to racing.
|It has always been a dream of mine to work with animals. When I was in high school was able to take a course in which I learned about dog sledding. I worked as a handler for a year for a fellow sprint racer and learned a lot about the dog sledding sport and community. Being on a dog sled is one of the most peaceful things. The dogs and I get to work as a team towards a mutual goal, whether that be winning or just enjoying the run.
I have worked as a dog sledding tour guide for the past 2 winters. I have competed in sprint racing for 2 years.
|I started working with dogs 13 years ago in college with the sprinting and touring
world. l caught the bug and love for this sport immediately. After graduating college I
started traveling out to Alaska for the summer months to work as a tour guide for
Alaskan Icefield Expeditions. I met some great mushers and friends where I started
acquiring my own dogs. Five years later I met my wife out in Alaska. We now live in
Vermont with twenty Alaskan Huskies and our three month old son, the future
handler and musher for our kennel, Huskies in the Kingdom. All our dogs are house
pets/sleddogs and the center of our world.
I have run a handful of sprint races and have been giving tours in the last twelve years.
|I've been running dogs for 2 years. I made a decision to move in with Jaye and handle for her and have been lucky enough to form a relationship with her. It's amazing being involved in a large kennel and running full teams every day. It's something I dreamt of for years and Jaye's made it all possible. Love you hunny!
This is my first race of many, hopefully, and I plan on working my way up to those 1000 milers. Dogs are my life and a big part. They get me through even the toughest days and I'd be lost without them and Jaye.
I have been running teams of 8-12 dogs, learning from Jaye Foucher, since early September - first on a 4-wheeler and now on a sled. Prior to that I ran my own 4 huskies recreationally.
|Over the years we did (and do) all kinds of dog powered sports: skijoring, pulka, dog sledding, canicross, bikejoring, and rig racing. Now there are 10 purebred Siberian Huskies in our small kennel, "SnowRunner". Eight are in the race team including the two puppies / yearlings, Vilkas and Lupa, and two are retired. All dogs came to us as puppies. I enjoy raising, training, conditioning and forming those pups into the unified team. In the past six year’s I learned about the beautiful trails and the excellent organization of the Can-Am 30. We are happy to be back and to run the trails again and to come home as a healthy, happy pack, We also competed in dryland races in Canada, New Hampshire, New York, and Maine. This will be our 7th Cam-Am 30 in a row. In 2011 we came to Fort Kent with an unexperienced puppy team to run the 30 miles and we were hooked ... 3 of those (Wolk, WaYa and Lund) are still in the team and will run their 7th 30 rnile race in Fort Kent, Tullius the lead dog will run it this year for the 6th time. New in the team are Lupa and Vilkas, daughter and son of Tullius.|
|I was Raised at a kennel since 10 years old ,dogs will always be a big part of my life. I live with my wife Caroline Plouffe and my 3 kids, Mathys, Kelsea and Melly-Ann. We still enjoy having fun with our 4 pups at home. We are also planning to grow a bigger team for distance in a year or two. Our goal would be from mid to long distance races. Five years ago we fell in love with raising Honeybees and now we have 250 hives which take a lot of our time in summer but almost none during winter and that would make it perfect for dogsledding;)- Being outside in the wild with the pups and having fun together makes family activities a little more specials.|
|I am a second generation musher. I've been mushing for 48 years of my life. Though I have not raced in the last few years. I have a long standing history of sled dog racing in both the sprint and mid distance classes, everything from canicross and rigs to skijour and sleds, across the country, Canada, and Alaska. I have also raced in the Sandwich Notch and the Can Am.
I am Looking forward to returning to Fort Kent after many years away.
|Winter of 2017, I handled a short time for Marla BB in Michigan's Upper Peninsula & Minnesota. Now I'm back driving her puppy team in Maine!
ln 2016 I was trained by Jake Hway at the Chilly Dogs Kennel and guided day trips and 3-day camping trips out of the Boy Scout base in Ely, MN.
|My wife and I have a small kennel of Alaskan Malamutes and Alaskan Huskies. We live and train in Lorraine, NY on the Tug Hill Plateau. The team I will be racing are all from 250 racer Ashley, and Mark Patterson's kennel. My goal is to have a fun, clean run and enjoy another run on this trail with 6 of my best friends. Good luck to all the mushers and thank you to everyone involved in putting on this amazing race!!!
I have raced in ISDRA sanctioned sprint races - 8 and 6 dog classes for last 20 years.
|I have been mushing since 1975, but have been more interested in extended trips with my dogs than racing. For many years I led day and overnight trips and did educational programs with my dogs in scores of schools. I am the Head track Coach at Middlebury Union High School and live with my wife Annette and our dogs in the Champlain Valley in Vermont. I have been on wilderness trips in Maine, Quebec and Labrador.|
|My husband Andy Bartleet and I work for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, running wilderness expeditions in the most beautiful and wild regions of the State of Maine. The courses use the challenge of wilderness travel to develop students' strength of character, ability to lead and desire to serve others. At home in the winter, we devote ourselves to mushing, and our canine characters use their leadership talents to instill in us a desire to serve them. Both programs are highly effective.
I run a guide service called Mornington Crescent Sled Dogs, which introduces people to mushing.
Half of this team are young dogs racing for the first time today. We look forward to the Can-Am Crown each year for the community involvement, the dedicated staff and volunteers, and the spectacular trails.
We have put in many, many miles in the timberlands of Maine and New Hampshire, and in the White Mountain National Forest.
Each race is limited to 30 teams. Rules were posted on October 4. Entry forms are posted on November 1. Applications received before the random drawing on Sunday, November 15, are treated as if they were all received on the day of the drawing. While encouraging early applications, this system also allows time for applicants to read the rules, fill out entry forms accurately and completely, and find a way to submit their applications by email, fax, snail mail, or other means. On November 15, the Can-Am Crown Directors meet for the initial drawing of bib numbers. For example, if 50 acceptable applications for a race have been received by that date, then there would be 50 numbers drawn for that race. Directors use a lottery ball machine to pick bib numbers as they go down the list of applicants. Bib numbers 1 through 30 become confirmed entrants. Numbers greater than 30 are put on the waiting list in the order drawn. After the drawing on November 15, numbers are assigned in the order that acceptable applications are received.