Katherine Keith

39 year old Yukon Quest veteran

My Sponsors:
Team Baker Kennel, Remote Solutions, Teck Red Dog Mine, Northern Air Cargo

Nationality: American
Current Residence: Kotzebue
Occupation(s): Engineer/Consultant/Health Coach
Kennel Name: Team Baker Kennel
Name Origination: It's John Baker's kennel.
Kennel Bloodlines: John Baker
# of Dogs in Kennel: 65

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?

Tell us about your dogs?
Half of the dogs will be veterans of the 2017 Yukon Quest. There will be 3-1,000 mile rookie dogs that will be gaining from the experience. All dogs will go on to continue in the 2018 Iditarod as well.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
The companionship, travelling around the state where no other form of travel could take you. Above all - the silence!

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
Ran 2017 and LOVED the trail and the people. Can't wait to get out there again.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
P!nk; Audiobooks

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Each litter has a theme and then the puppy's personality tends to dictate the name from there. On the other hand, sometimes they just get stuck with a name!

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2016 Kobuk 440 - 4th and Humanitarian Award; 2017 Kobuk 440- 6th; 2017 Iditarod- 19th; 2017 Yukon Quest- 7th and Rookie of the Year

Past Yukon Quest Race Results

Year Position Time
2017 7 11d 0h 54m

Messages to Mushers

I am a girl and I want to support you for the race. Good luck for the race. I have a question : Why do you want to race ? My name is Lovia Chartrand I am 12 years old.
January 19, 2018
Hello Katherine Keith , I hope that your dogs and you will win. Good luck. Kim Couture 11 years old.
January 22, 2018
Hello Katherine. I live in Québec. My English class is following the race. Good luck! My name is Émy Breton 10 years old.
January 22, 2018
Hello Katherine, i live in Québec. my English class is follwing the race.Good luck!
January 22, 2018
Good luck to you and your team this racing season!! I just recently read your life story on your website and I truly admire your courage to try new things. I wish you and your team the best of luck and hope that all goes safely!
February 02, 2018