Ryan was born and raised in Knik, Alaska, and he returns there every year to train for and race the Iditarod. Ryan has been running dogs since he could reach the handle bars. His grandfather, Joe Redington Sr., founded the Iditarod. Dog mushing is a family tradition. Ryan, his father Raymie, and brothers, Ray and Robert, have all competed in the race.
Ryan has run many races across Alaska and the lower 48 states and enjoys running the Iditarod for the challenge it provides.
Ryan is married to Erin, and they have two children: Eve (4) and TJ (3). Ryan also has a daughter, Raynee 17, who lives in North Carolina.
Ryan says he enjoys hunting, fishing, trapping and spending time with family.
Erin started mushing and racing sled dogs as a child growing up in northern Minnesota. One summer, during college, she came to Alaska and fell in love with not only the state but with an Alaskan, Ryan Redington. After completing her degree, she moved to Alaska in May of 2004 and married Ryan in September of 2005.
Having worked as a mushing guide and manager since 2003, Erin began working with Alaska Excursions in 2008 and is now a General Manager all while she maintain a busy family schedule and a competitive kennel.
When Erin is not working, she can be found remodeling the house, training for a half-marathon or traveling with the kids to visit family in Alaska, Florida and Wisconsin.