Mandatory vet checks for all CB 300 racing dogs took place at 7 AM (Alaska Time) today. SP Kennel passed with flying colors.
Then, the SP Kennel teams were finalized. Allen decided to take Nutmeg. Aliy added Petunia to her team. Poor Roy was feeling poorly so he will stay in the dog truck with Bridgett.
By 9 AM Allen and Aliy were able to recheck their equipment and shift focus to the race. They were very eager to start!
The first of 26 teams started the Copper Basin 300 at 10 AM from the Hub, just east of downtown Glenallen. Teams depart the starting chute at 2 minute intervals. Aliy started in 11th position at 10:20 AM. Allen started in 13th at 10:24 AM.
Depending on Trail conditions, they should arrive at the first checkpoint, Chistochina, between 3 PM and 5 PM Alaska Time.
Stay tuned to this blog for continuing updates on SP Kennel teams.