SP Kennel is a premier sled dog racing kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska, dedicated to the individual dog through excellent health, nutrition, training and specialized care.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Heading for the Copper Basin 300

Tomorrow, SP Kennel will pack up two teams of 12 dogs and head down the Richardson Highway towards Glennallen, Alaska for the 2008 Copper Basin 300 race. Check in and drop bags are due by 2pm Friday. Both Aliy and Allen will be running teams in this years race. Allen will be racing the "A Team" as he has for the last several years. He is the reigning Champion and has won the race twice in the last 3 years.

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.

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