We love racing in our local Two Rivers races. We're fielding two teams in the TR100 and one in the TR200. The race starts today (Friday) at noon up at the Chatanika Lodge. SP Kennel's entire kennel philosophy can be seen in these race rosters. Each team is looking to have 'success' in their own race. Let's have some FUN out there!
Ruth will run the Red & Black 200 (R&B200) team in the 200 mile race while Aliy will run the Red Team and Chris a young Red & Black 100 (R&B100) Team in the 100 mile race.
The trails are mostly familiar and the checkpoints are local. The race started out at Chatanika Lodge with the first checkpoint at the Two Rivers Lodge, then a stop at the Pleasant Valley Store. The 100 mile race finishes there. The 200 mile competitors will then go out to Angel Creek Lodge and return back to the Pleasant Valley Store.
Ruth will be wearing bib number 14 and her team for the 200 mile race is Chena, Chemo, Olivia, Schmoe, Five, Bean, Sanka, Hotshot and Iron.
Ruth with her bib, Chris and his Dad Steve who is up to support the race
Chris is wearing number 4 and will run Waylon, Quito, Violet, Willie, Woody, Sandy, Bruno, Barista, Creamer, Decaf, Perky and McCaw 100 miles.
You will see a lot of yearlings on those teams so both Ruth and Chris will be running to give them experience, not to try to win the race.
Check out the full rosters here!
The Two Rivers Dog Mushers Association Facebook page and website has more details and will update during the race.
It's going to be a fun weekend!