The Black and Red Teams will be racing the 2016 Copper Basin 300!
This year the CB300 committee allowed the top 10 finishers in the 2015 race the opportunity to sign-up before they open registration to all other mushers on October 3rd. This was because last year the race filled up in about eight minutes, such is the popularity of the race. As the Black Team won and the Red Team were 6th, both Allen and Aliy were able to sign up early.
The CB300 is a race Allen and Aliy enjoy very much. It really is "the toughest 300 miles in Alaska" and the kennel has enjoyed much success in this race. Allen and the SPK Black Team have won this race six times and Aliy and the Red Team have finished in the top 10 on multiple occasions.
2015 Copper Basin: Allen, Kodiak, Quito and the Black Team Champions; Aliy, Scruggs and Red Team sixth!
The CB300 has also been a great proving ground for many of our youngsters as they negotiate some of the most difficult terrain and sometimes, extreme weather. For some of them it is the first real test and they've gone on to great things with this race under their belt/harness.
So, look out for the Black and Red teams when the race starts on January 9th in Glennallen! We're excited!!