Team Ineka is creating Adventure
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Team Ineka is a mushing kennel in Willow, Alaska and is owned and operated by two podcasters, and outdoor leaders, Robert and Michele Forto. We live at Forto's Fort in the woods surrounded by some of the best dog mushing trails in the Great White North. Every winter we share our passions with people that are looking for adventure. The last two winters Robert has taught a college course he designed that is one of a kind. Imagine spending a week in the Alaskan backcountry with a team of sled dogs, riding fat bikes and learning about outdoor leadership. 

This year Robert is running his qualifying races for the Iditarod. His dream is to run the Last Great Race. But before he does he has to run three races. This year he will be running the Knik 200, the Willow 300 and the Copper Basin 300 or the Kobuk 440. 

Running races is the easy part. We believe that a team consists of more than awesome dogs and a musher. Our team consists of an awesome handler, good friends, and supporters like you. Mushing is expensive and while we do our part to give our dogs the very best we would love to have a group of loyal Patrons along for the ride and share our experiences on the trail. 

Did you know that it costs about $2500 a month to feed our dog teams? On top of the routine veterinary care, travel to races, gear and so much more it averages about $40,000 a year to do what we love to do. Having a stable group of core sponsors and team members is truly transformative and it will allow us to reach our goals this season and the Iditarod in the near future. 

We have created this page in response to those who have asked how they can help. We would love to welcome you to our Team and lets mush down a dream together!
Tiers
Pup Pics
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Everybody loves pictures of the dogs! Get access to a Patron-only glimpse into the adventures of Team Ineka and take pride in helping our team make the Iditarod! Make sure you leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can follow you! 
Bootie Ambassador
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Your support outfits one of the dogs with a new set of booties. You will get access to all other perks from the lower levels plus a bootie from the trail and your name on our website. Make sure you leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can follow you! 
Team Tracker
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Your support allows us to find our way on the trail. You will get access to all other perks from lower levels plus access to follow us along the trail using a special link, a "we're okay" message, a sticker pack, and a signed photo of the team. Make sure you leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can follow you!  
Trail Supporter
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Your support helps the team seek out new adventures and trails. You will get all other perks from the lower levels plus a signed copy of our book, "A Mushers Dream." Make sure you leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can follow you!
Adventurer
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Your support helps keep the team looking sharp on the trail. You will get all other perks from the lower levels plus a "Silver Harness" poster. Make sure you leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can follow you! 
Dreamchaser
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Your support keeps the team rocking and rolling down the trail. You will get all other perks from the lower levels plus a shout out on our podcast each episode, a signed "Night Musher" poster and a t-shirt. Make sure and leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can follow you! 
The Team
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Your generous support helps the "A Team" be their best! You will get all other perks from the lower levels plus learn how to drive you own dog team at our kennel here in Willow, Alaska. Your name will also go on our dog truck. Make sure and leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can follow you! 
Lead Dog
$200 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
The ultimate supporter! Your support will go a long way! You will receive a mushing weekend trip for two to a cabin, exclusive naming rights to our podcast studio for a year, a one of a kind Team Ineka hockey jersey with your name on the back and all other perks from the other levels. Be sure to leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so that we can follow you. 
Team Ineka is a mushing kennel in Willow, Alaska and is owned and operated by two podcasters, and outdoor leaders, Robert and Michele Forto. We live at Forto's Fort in the woods surrounded by some of the best dog mushing trails in the Great White North. Every winter we share our passions with people that are looking for adventure. The last two winters Robert has taught a college course he designed that is one of a kind. Imagine spending a week in the Alaskan backcountry with a team of sled dogs, riding fat bikes and learning about outdoor leadership. 

This year Robert is running his qualifying races for the Iditarod. His dream is to run the Last Great Race. But before he does he has to run three races. This year he will be running the Knik 200, the Willow 300 and the Copper Basin 300 or the Kobuk 440. 

Running races is the easy part. We believe that a team consists of more than awesome dogs and a musher. Our team consists of an awesome handler, good friends, and supporters like you. Mushing is expensive and while we do our part to give our dogs the very best we would love to have a group of loyal Patrons along for the ride and share our experiences on the trail. 

Did you know that it costs about $2500 a month to feed our dog teams? On top of the routine veterinary care, travel to races, gear and so much more it averages about $40,000 a year to do what we love to do. Having a stable group of core sponsors and team members is truly transformative and it will allow us to reach our goals this season and the Iditarod in the near future. 

We have created this page in response to those who have asked how they can help. We would love to welcome you to our Team and lets mush down a dream together!

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Tiers
Pup Pics
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Everybody loves pictures of the dogs! Get access to a Patron-only glimpse into the adventures of Team Ineka and take pride in helping our team make the Iditarod! Make sure you leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can follow you! 
Bootie Ambassador
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Your support outfits one of the dogs with a new set of booties. You will get access to all other perks from the lower levels plus a bootie from the trail and your name on our website. Make sure you leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can follow you! 
Team Tracker
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Your support allows us to find our way on the trail. You will get access to all other perks from lower levels plus access to follow us along the trail using a special link, a "we're okay" message, a sticker pack, and a signed photo of the team. Make sure you leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can follow you!  
Trail Supporter
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Your support helps the team seek out new adventures and trails. You will get all other perks from the lower levels plus a signed copy of our book, "A Mushers Dream." Make sure you leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can follow you!
Adventurer
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Your support helps keep the team looking sharp on the trail. You will get all other perks from the lower levels plus a "Silver Harness" poster. Make sure you leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can follow you! 
Dreamchaser
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Your support keeps the team rocking and rolling down the trail. You will get all other perks from the lower levels plus a shout out on our podcast each episode, a signed "Night Musher" poster and a t-shirt. Make sure and leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can follow you! 
The Team
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Your generous support helps the "A Team" be their best! You will get all other perks from the lower levels plus learn how to drive you own dog team at our kennel here in Willow, Alaska. Your name will also go on our dog truck. Make sure and leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can follow you! 
Lead Dog
$200 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
The ultimate supporter! Your support will go a long way! You will receive a mushing weekend trip for two to a cabin, exclusive naming rights to our podcast studio for a year, a one of a kind Team Ineka hockey jersey with your name on the back and all other perks from the other levels. Be sure to leave your Twitter or Instagram handle so that we can follow you.