Born in Knik, AK into the mushing family, Ryan Redington proudly carries on the family legacy of running dogs, racing, and raising awareness for the sport of dog sledding. His grandfather, Joe Redington Sr, is known as the “Father of the Iditarod” for co-founding the 1,000 mile race in 1973, and helping to establish the route as a National Historic Trail. A dedicated heir of the sport, Ryan has been mushing ever since he “could hold onto the sled”, and has excelled at sprint and marathon sled dog races across the Midwest and Alaska. His daughter Eve and son TJ are also carrying on the family tradition of racing sled dogs.
Ryan has run many races across Alaska and the lower 48 states. In 2021 Ryan had his best finish in Iditarod to date, placing seventh. He is the 2019 and 2021 champion of the Kobuk 440 in Kotzebue, Alaska.
In the fall and winter Ryan trains his team in Brule, WI. By December he and team are competing in in races of Minnesota and Alaska, including the 1,000 mile Iditarod race in Alaska. In the summer find him and his dogs giving tours in Girdwood, AK.
Ryan enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with family.