Lacey Hart currently resides in Talkeetna, Alaska. Lacey is a dog musher and an author. Lacey became interested in dog sledding when she was 8 and her school held the Iditaread program. Students picked an Iditarod musher and read page for mile (over 1049 pages!) against their chosen musher on the race to Nome. Lacey picked Jeff King and through hard work read her way to the finish line 40 minutes before Jeff. That experience started a passion for sled dogs.
A deal was struck with her parents and after almost a year of waiting, she adopted her first sled dog from the local pound. Shortly after this she found an ad in the local paper advertising a team of 8 sled dogs. She contacted the owner and ended up striking a deal for 17 dogs and the needed harnesses, dog houses, sleds, and equipment.
Lacey has since bred, raised, and trained her own team and ran many races, including the 2009 Jr. Iditarod, where she won the Humanitarian Award for the best cared for team, and the 2010 Jr. Race To The Sky, where she placed 3rd.
Lacey continues to work towards her goal of running the Iditarod, and is currently looking at running her Iditarod qualifiers during the 2012/2013 season and competing in the 2014 race.