Musher Quick Facts
Aaron Burmeister, 45, was born and raised in Nome, Alaska. “I have been racing the Iditarod over the last 27 years and have been raising dogs my entire life. Iditarod is an event that brings the state of Alaska together every year to celebrate the rich history of dog mushing and its role in developing travel through Alaska, from delivering mail to transporting gold miners, and hauling wood, ice and checking traplines. Thousands of people come together each year to help put on this great event so that we as mushers, can participate. It is an honor to be on the trail to see old friends and make new ones. As a musher, it is no easy task to get to the starting line and I would like to thank my family for allowing me to do it, and my partner Tony Browning, and Marion for making it possible.” Read more here.