Welcome

Welcome to my web site! My name is Rachael Scdoris and I am a professional sled dog racer from Bend, Oregon.

I was born with Congenital Achromatopsia, a rare vision disorder causing near sightedness, far sightedness and colorblindness. My dream was always to compete in the Iditarod-the world famous 1,200 mile annual race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. As a young girl, I made the decision not to allow my visual impairment to stand in the way of my dream, and I have been racing sled dogs since I was 11 years old. I have experienced some unbelievable challenges and opportunities during my career and am grateful for both the highs and lows. I hope my story can help encourage others to pursue their dreams.

See you on the trail!

There are so many organizations and individual people to thank that I don't really know where to begin! I am sincerely grateful to everyone who has either helped and encouraged me directly, or simply supported my goals. Thanks for everything!