Aaron at the last checkpoint of the Canadian Challenge in 2011. Aaron was all smiles after a successful 10 hour run that placed him at the front of the race for the final 60 miles

How it all Started

Where is a passion born from? What happens in the very beginning when someone can say for the very first time “thats what I want to do”? Where does that come from? Well, I will give you hint, He created you and He created the universe, and He created that feeling inside you. Those moments in our lives when we start to dream and visualize a life that we can be so excited about is actually the voice from God giving us a nudge into the direction of the prodigy that lies within us. Many of us just may not know it at the time, but God was actually planting that original thought and feeling, the one that gives you goose bumps and gets your heart racing with excitement. I will say this; when you start to understand who gave you the gift, you will be inspired and motivated to give it back to the One who gave it to you. This is what is at the heart of true and unselfish motivation.

With this page, I want to tell you a little about where it all began for me. Now, I know that I am not an Iditarod champion (yet), and I haven’t even won the Wyoming Stage Stop (yet), but I have travelled a road full of sacrifices and and empty bank accounts in order to just make it to the starting line of these world class events. I have competed against the best in the world in the sport of dog mushing, and lately, I am getting a little closer to the front, just close enough to keep me coming back for another round.

Destiny

When I was 10 yrs old, Susan Butcher was fulfilling her God given destiny. By winning 4 out of 5 Iditarods in the late 80’s, she put the Iditarod on national television, and I took notice. The Iditarod, what is it? Check out my Iditarod link on the main page. No other event or competition has captivated my attention more than the Iditarod. When I was 10, I had that moment, that nudge from God that was telling me to move towards something. I didn’t understand at the time where that nudge came from, but I started moving! Me and first team in southern Ontario started small, but by 1998 I moved to Alaska to learn from the best. I wont write a book here about all the details, but I have since competed in three Iditarods along with many other mid distance races in between. In these most recent years I have been putting more attention towards another great race called the Wyoming Stage Stop. I have three Stage Stops under my belt now, and the fourth one is right around the corner.

I don’t know about you, but I love to see people who are great at what they do, and living their lives with an upbeat vibe that says with out a doubt that they are doing the thing here on earth that God sent them to do. Its a beautiful thing. I hope that in my own way, or should I say in God’s way, I am an example of that.

Aaron Peck