Sunday, August 7, 2016
2017 Yukon Quest
It's great to see the number of teams signed up so far: 17 for the 1000 miler and the YQ300 has filled up already with 10 on the wait list on the first day.
Allen and the Black Team will again race in the 1000 mile race; this year starting in Whitehorse on Saturday, February 4th 2017, and finishing on home turf in Fairbanks.
Allen and the Black team, led by Waylon and Scout, during the 2016 Yukon Quest - photo Julien Schroder
Aliy is 7th on the wait list to run the YQ300. If she gets to race it she will do so with some youngsters in the Red Team. They also start in Whitehorse a few hours after the 1000-milers leave, and finish in Pelly Crossing.
Aliy and the Red Team, led by Lester and Boondocks, pulling into Central Corner Checkpoint during 2016 YQ300 - photo Julien Schroder
We have also signed-up a second team for the YQ300! Chris, who is 8th on the waitlist, may compete with a young team so watch this space for more details.
The Yukon Quest is a significant race in the SP Kennel calendar and is important in our overall goals for our dogs and the kennel. We also LOVE the race and the people so we're looking forward to getting to the start line!
Check out the Yukon Quest website and their fun and active Facebook Page for more details.
Are you ready?
Check out more of Julien's fantastic photos on his website. He was one of the official photographers on the 2016 Quest and captured some amazing images in some trying conditions.