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Friday, March 21, 2014

Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race

Meghan and the Red & Black team are racing the "Percy" next week!

The Percy DeWolfe Memorial Mail Race began in 1977 as a way to honour the legendary Percy DeWolfe, who carried mail by dog team, horse and boat between Dawson City in the Yukon and Eagle in Alaska from 1910 to 1949.

The race is 210 miles (338 km) starting in Dawson City and following the Yukon River to Eagle and back. There is a mandatory six hour layover in Eagle, plus an additional two hours in either Fortymile or Eagle. It starts on Thursday, March 27 at 10am.



Meghan will take nine teammates and we will post a race roster closer to the time. Josh is handling for Meghan but it is a fairly "hands-off" race for handlers as they can't go to either checkpoint so he will have limited opportunity to bring us race news.

More soon!

15 comments:

Melissa said...

Yay Meghan and the R&B's! Run fast and have fun.

Linda Toth said...

HooRAY!

Anonymous said...

Go Meghan! Can't wait to see who your teammates will be!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, another race!

Anonymous said...

Good luck, Meghan!!!

Anonymous said...

Go Meghan and the R&B's!!!

Awesome! Looking forward to seeing which 4-legged racers you have - woof, woof, woof!!!

--Margaret

artgyrll said...

Safe travels Meghan!

Lourdes, VT said...

Meghan, I'm so happy for you! It looks like quite interesting race. You and the dogs will be following so much History! All those remote trails must be so beautiful and remote! What and experience to share with the dogs!
It also seems to be extremely challenging and it is ALSO a Quest and Iditarod qualifying race 😀
Best of luck in it! Enjoy the adventure with the dogs! 🐕🐾

A-town's Becky said...

Woohoo
Meghan and Red and Black team. So excited to see who will be running with her.

marilyn cozzens said...

Yea Meghan & Red & Black Team. Have a great race, enjoy the trail and scenery. Looking forward to seeing which dogs get to go on the adventure with you.

Lisa B said...

Waahoo Meghan! With last year's SM300 and this year's CB300, I'm thinking a successful Percy should wrap up those qualifiers...Next Feb/March will be interesting to see who will be running the 1000 milers. Best of luck - go R&B and Meghan - you can do it.

Nessmuk said...

This news of Meghan running a race broke my PID (Post Iditarod Depression)....AWESOME!!! And thanks for the link to the Website....Im really getting into the history of Sled Dogs and this races roots are very interesting!

Go Meghan and the Red/Black Team!!

Joe Kuhn in PA said...

AWESOM guys I follow the Percey every year it's a GOOD race

MG said...

YEAH Meghan. As Nessmuk said, breaks the PID. Looking forward to a great race.

Anonymous said...

THIS FROM "THE PERCY" PEOPLE:

Hi Margaret,

Thank you very much for taking time to write with the lovely compliment about the website. Our website, as well as the live GPS tracking of the race is all done by the generous folks at Mammoth Mapping (mammothmapping.com).


We hope you'll be following the race next week online - it is shaping up to be an exciting one!


Anna

Percy Race Committee