She's an engineer, traveler and competitor, and now a Poway woman needs help to go on her biggest adventure yet. You may have heard of the Iditarod, arguably the most famous dog sled race in the world, held in Alaska.
Rose Sandler wants to take part in a similar competition...Norway's Fjallraven Polar dog sled race. The race, held next year, is three days and 200 miles. Only 20 people worldwide are chosen to participate, and only two people will be picked from North America. Sandler tells KOGO News that she's looking to win a voting competition to be able to go.
Sandler isn't new to extreme competition; she recently participated in the Mongol Derby, which is the longest horse race in the world.There's a fundraising component to her feat too. Sandler says she'll donate $25-cents for every vote she gets from December 5th-7th, to Traveling Stories, a San Diego-based nonprofit that provides low income families with books and teaches kids to read. She's a volunteer with the organization.
Sandler isn't far from the top vote-getter, but needs more votes to get that number one spot. Voting continues through December 14th, and more information can be found here.
Photo Provided By Rose Sandler