Are you ready?
The dogs sure are and we all will be once we have the last few things ticked off our to-do lists.
The Copper Basin 300 is one of our kennel's favourite races. Not just because we have had much success at the race but also because it is a unique combination of tough yet beautiful trails and the team that put the race on is so great to work with.
This year we are excited to run over some trails we haven't seen before as the snow cover (or lack of) on parts of the "usual" trail made it unsafe for 45 teams to race on, so the route is new.
The race starts in Glennallen at 10am Saturday morning and heads to the first checkpoint of Sourdough campsite. Then to Meiers Lake, around to Tolsona Lake and the final checkpoint is at Mendeltna Lodge, with the race finishing back in Glennallen 300 miles later.
The field is really strong and we are looking forward to stiff competition. Two Rivers is once again well represented!
SP Kennel is fielding three teams: Allen will run his Black Team, Aliy the Red Team and Chris is taking the Red & Black (R&B) Team. We will post team rosters closer to the time as we have not completely finalised the teams yet. We have another stretch-out run to complete before we make the final decisions.
The main handler team is Mark, Moira and Wes and we will mix and match accordingly over two trucks to follow and support the teams. Ruth will be back at the kennel taking care of all those left behind, after taking December with her family back in Norway.
Tomorrow we'll post a coverage guide which will give you links to some of the other places to go for race information. Keep an eye out for that and you may wish to keep that handy during the race.