20 — Rachel Courtney from Vita, Manitoba, Canada.
Born in Mainburg, Germany, Rachel started mushing at age 10 with her pet Siberian Husky and was “immediately hooked on mushing.” At age 14 she began bikejoring (riding a bike with a dog pulling) and four years later came to Canada to handle for Chris Turner in The Pas, Manitoba. “I loved it so much that I knew that I wanted a kennel of my own. Now my husband, my 1-year-old daughter and I own a kennel of 32 sled dogs. This will be my third year running the Stage Stop and I am so excited to return with my whole family to run this race!”