Aliy will be racing a group of "talented youngsters", most of whom ran in the Tustamena 100 last year with Randy Chappel. Although they are young, Aliy really thinks it is a strong team. Aliy hasn't run the Copper Basin since 2002.
Aliy with Food Drops
Aliy and Allen are working hard getting their gear together and planning out their drop bags. Allen has been waxing runners and working on lines and other equipment. Aliy has been working with the dogs.Allen Fixing His Ski Poles
The Blog will be updated through out the race with the latest information from the trail. This year, the handlers will be Bridgett Watkins (Allen's daughter) and Ken and Amy Wheaton will be up from Michigan to help out.
We will get the list of dogs before the race begins, 10am AST Saturday.