Paul Gebhardt

Paul, was born and raised on a family farm in central Minnesota. He has raised and taken care of animals his whole life. Paul has been a carpenter & a contractor since he was 18 years old and is currently a general contractor in Kasilof, Alaska. He moved to Alaska from Minnesota in 1989, began mushing in 1992 and ran his first Iditarod in 1996 with dogs he bred up in his kennel. He has been breeding and raising his dogs ever since. He has placed as high as second in the Iditarod twice. He has won numerous mid-distance races including the K-300, Copper Basin 300 and the T-200. He races Iditarod to prove how good his blood lines and kennel are and to enjoy the challenge and excitement of the competition of long distance sled dog racing. Paul has one adult daughter, Kristin, and says he enjoys hunting, trapping and enjoying Alaska.


  • Janssen Memorial Chapel 
  • Inlet Painting & Drywall 
  • The Backyard/Taylor & Amanda Doll 
  • Bill Petrel 
  • Stanely Chrysler 
  • Builder’s Choice 
  • Steve Tarries, CPA 
  • Fulton Auto Body 
  • Block Buster Video
  • Soldotna Craig Taylor Equipment 
  • Mickey’s Custom Sewing 
  • Kenai Vet Clinic 
  • Gebhardt Construction 
  • Aspen Hollow Lodging 
  • Dr. Crosby Dentristy 
  • R & R Auto