Our Story

 
 
 

mission

The mission of The Lake Minnetonka Klondike Dog Derby is to present to our local community and to the mushing community a world-class sled dog race that is a genuine celebration of the sport and spirit of the authentic North; an opportunity for education on the incredible athleticism and passion of sled dogs and mushers; and a tribute to the history of sled dog racing in Excelsior and the Lake Minnetonka area. 

We are also proud to be giving back to two organizations! Can Do Canines and Adopt a Husky MN will receive a portion of the proceeds from the Lake Minnetonka Dog Derby.


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board of directors

The Board of Directors of The Lake Minnetonka Klondike Dog Derby formed around a shared enthusiasm for bringing the exciting sport of sled dog racing back to Excelsior and the Lake Minnetonka area. Each member contributes a unique set of strengths towards this common goal.

 
 

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bethany hway

president & Race Coordinator

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BILL DAMBERG

Vice
President

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DR. SHANE SMITH

Secretary & Race Veterinarian

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DR. JACKIE PIEPKORN

Board Member & Chief Veterinarian

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tony ferraro

treasurer

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Stan Passananti

Board Member & Race Marshal

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aline foss

board member