Lance Mackey
Iditarod & Yukon Quest Champion

Lance Mackey is well known as one of the most inspirational athletes in Alaska’s history. He demonstrates the true spirit of Alaskans. Lance is the first and only musher to win both the Yukon Quest and Iditarod four times in a row. Lance’s winning attitude, ability to overcome adversity, and his love of dogs combine to make him one of the world’s most winning dog mushers. His incredible back to back Quest and Iditarod championships show his grit, determination, and appetite for “tough.”  Lance is an exceptional dog driver, a cancer survivor,  and a down to earth, regular guy. As a guest speaker, Lance leaves audiences inspired and motivated.

Meet Lance Mackey

Meet the Dogs

Meet the amazing dogs of Comeback Kennel. These incredible, world-class canine athletes are happy, healthy, and eager to please! Lance and his team of Alaskan huskies have a special connection. The care he provides them has earned widespread recognition. If you can’t watch the team train or race on the trail, you can still sponsor a dog, or take a tour of Comeback Kennel.

Meet the Dogs

The reality is, I want to make my dogs proud of me. I work as hard as they do and I think they know that. There is nothing more rewarding than happy, enthusiastic dogs at the end of a race.

– Lance Mackey

What our guests are saying…

"We booked the 7-Day mushing excursion, and had the time of our lives.... If anyone wants to really immerse themselves into the real world of dog mushing, there is no better place to visit than Lance Mackey's Comeback Kennel."

Steve and Dawn, Trip Advisor

""I can not say enough amazing things about my experience and my tour. Must do while in Fairbanks! Beautiful views, amazing staff and adventurous!""

tonyadamron, Trip Advisor

"We spent 10 days exploring Alaska and my husband and I agree that this tour was one of the very best things we did! It was very personal, we were the only ones there and Lance Mackey greeted us himself and invited us to relax on the deck with him and chat while puppies played all around us..."

CrankingChick, Trip Advisor

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Lance and the team at Comeback Kennel are grateful to all of our Partners. 

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We appreciate all of your support, including those who prefer not to be publicly recognized.
Please visit the Support Page to see our partners and supporters, those we support, and how to partner with the Comeback Kennel.


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