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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nome - Council 200 Race

Just as you thought the racing season was over... Bridgett will be taking a team of SP Kennel athletes on the Nome Kennel Club's Nome - Council race!

The race starts in Nome this Friday night or Saturday morning (depending on the weather) and the trail takes the teams through Safety towards White Mountain before hanging a HAW to Council. They then return back to Nome the way they came. It provides an opportunity for the dogs "experience the Topkok Hills and the Bering Sea coast, to run a section of the historic All Alaska Sweepstakes Trail, and visit the historic community of Council."

Bridgett knows the area well having lived in Nome for several years.

11 Iditarod finishers (who were all chomping at the bit a day or two after finishing the race): Chemo, Chena, Outlaw, Clyde, Chipper, Amber, Iron, Driver, Lydia, Willie and Nomex are hanging out in Nome for an extra week with Bridgett and get to add this race to their resumes.

Follow along on the trackers at nomefix.com and we will try to keep you updated as we follow along from the kennel.

We're excited for this team to finish off their racing season with something a bit different. For more info about each athlete click here to take you to the race roster.

18 comments:

0300jh JeanneHammel said...

Go Bridgett! There is no doubt this is in your family genes. I am so happy no post race season withdrawal... now rooting for you & your SPK team-mates!

Steve Parker said...

Cool!! What a great team and some more arm-chair mushing. Go Bridgett and SPK.

Anonymous said...

Well, this is fantastic! Thank you, Bridgett!
Frances

Linda Toth said...

Well, dang. That is really cool!

tmcaleer said...

Nice event for them, sorry my boy Kodiak will be sitting this one out at home.

Lisa B said...

What a surprise. Hope she has a great race. Nice for her to ease us into racing withdrawal rather than go cold turkey. Hope her kiddos and Jennifer's kiddos and Sammy get to run at the Two Rivers Funale. Go Bridgett! Go Dogs!

Cindy Schaus said...

This is very good news! Love it! Go Bridgett & team!

Charlene&Lisa said...

Excellent! Just when I was beginning to think...well, what do I have to look forward to now? Yay! Good luck Bridgett & team. Have a great race.

Nessmuk said...

This is the best news EVER!! You guys made my weekend......another race to watch!!, OMG!! I'm excited to watch Bridgett race!! And Chemo...buddy....we are so proud and happy to know you are ready for another race!! Go got em!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so very very much for this news!!!

Eleven sturdy racers who just can't get enough of sled dog competitions!!!

And I'll bet they love to run for Bridget, too!!! If memory serves, she's a chip off the old block and a super racer like her Daddy!!!

Have fun and go get'm!!!

WOOF WOOF WOOF!!!

--Margaret, Chena's sponsor

Marilyn cozzens said...

Go Bridget,good luck.

Heidi Phillips said...

Good luck Bridget!!!

Anonymous said...

Bring the heat Bridgett!! Rooting for you from Ohio.

Holly

Anonymous said...

And, of course there will puppies before too many more months pass. We have THAT to look forward to.

Anonymous said...

Not to mention who will be having the puppies...

Townie 10 said...

Best of luck Bridgett! Go Chipper!

Kathy said...

Watching you race Bridgett--Go Girl! Lots of wonderful dogs with
you. Nice to see another race and Go SPK!

Margaret said...

WOOF WOOF WOOF !!!

Tracker has Bridgett and the R&B's motoring along after a several hour rest in one of the cabins on the Iditarod Trail.

31 miles to next waypoint (halfway mark I think)- statistics here:

http://trackleaders.com/nomecouncil17i.php?name=Bridgett_Watkins

Go R&B!!! Go Bridgett!!!