Special Announcement 2/12/2019

“It is with a heavy heart that I am dropping out of the 2019 Iditarod. I have been struggling with health issues which prevent me from racing safely. In order to ensure that the dogs and my self are not put in any danger, I will focus and train for 2020 and must give up on this years trail. I have many people to thank for their support. First, John Baker. Second, my sponsors including Northern Air Cargo, Lewis Pagel from Arctic Chiropractic in Kotzebue, and Remote Solutions. Third, a phenomenal team of hardworking handlers: James Foster, Jessica Jess, Michael Jardine. Christine Westlake and Brad Reich Sr. for bringing whitefish down from Kiana. August Nelson Jr. for a good deal on a few sled loads of sheefish. Thanks to my family and especially daughter, Amelia Keith who all sacrificed time away so I could train. Lastly, thanks to this amazing group of young dogs that display extraordinary athleticism and unconditional love. All this team work will be paid forward as we train for the Kobuk 440 and into next year. As quoted by my Dad, Jim Gleason, "Sometimes goals need to adjust to circumstances. This does not mean you are a failure for not meeting that goal. The real sense of a person's character is how you deal with change and grow from the required adaptations." So Dad, I will do my best! Meanwhile, I still am training to climb Mt. Rainier in April and Denali in May. Thanks to Alpine Ascents International and to Coach Alison Naney at Uphill Athlete for helping me maneuver towards these dreams while postponing others.” -Katherine Keith

Katherine’s 2019 Adventure and Racing Schedule

  • Denali Climb-West Buttress - May 2019

  • Aconcagua Climb - December 2019


Katherine Keith's mission is to offer superior services attentive to your needs. Katherine Keith offers client intimacy,  a small, yet beautiful, safe, and friendly method where driven people can convert to a healthy lifestyle while carrying on their day to day routine.  Enjoy being part of this expanding culture of friends, in a warm, accepting, engaging, and friendly community atmosphere of women who share your mindset of a happier, and healthier life. This creates fitness for happiness rather than fitness for health but with all the benefits of health.

Katherine Keith will help you make your life better, healthier, and all around more enjoyable.  Our coaching time together can include coaching in stress management, nutrition, cognitive performance, energy management, happiness, productivity, or just aim at making you feel better!


It goes without saying that you are the only one who can change your life, but having some support can make a world of difference and that is exactly what we are here to provide.  All you have to do is take the first step and then we’ll guide you along the way with your own personal approach! 


While endurance racing require a tremendous amount of hard work, sacrifice, and dedication, it also requires funding!  Many thanks to current sponsors! 


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