MANCHESTER - Gwenn Bogart, a well known and accomplished outdoorswoman, originally of Manchester and Wells, will enter a number of qualifying dog sled races during the 2013-2014 season.

In March 2013, she completed The Sheep Mountain 200, her first qualifier, finishing in fourth place. Bogart has set a goal to run the 2015 Iditarod as the first woman from Vermont to enter the more than 1,000-mile-long trek that takes place over some of the most remote and severe terrain on the planet.

Bogart, who has professional careers in horsemanship and fly fishing, co-founded Casting for Recovery (CFR) (www.castingforrecovery.org), a breast cancer support group headquartered in Manchester, that uses fly fishing for mental and physical healing.

Bogart will be raising awareness and support for CFR during her qualifying races as well as the Iditarod.

Bogart currently lives in Wasilla, Alaska with her husband David, who is a member of the Iditarod Air Force.

For further information on Bogart's journey, her qualifying races, and to follow her training and progress, go to her Mush Puppies Blog at www.gwennsmushpuppies.blogspot.com/. Those wishing to donate to Bogart's endeavor can do so online with a bank card at www.gofundme.com/journeytoiditarod2015#.


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