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Friday, March 30, 2012

Two Rivers Valley "Fun"ale Race

In the last Wes and Wendy's Weather (edition10), we mentioned considering entering a team in this weekend's Two Rivers Valley Finale, depending on how the dogs looked. Well, the dogs are looking strong, and ready to run! Wes is entering a team of 10 dogs into the 20 mile race. The dog team includes: Olivia/Dingle, Chica/Boondocks, Rambler/Lil Debbie, Kipper/IV, Sissy/Rose.



If you are familiar with the Two Rivers area, the race course is set to run south down Pleasant Valley Rd and to the intersection with Baseline Rd. It will turn West on Baseline and travel directly past the kennel. (We hope the dogs won't want to go home after only a few miles!) It then heads out over Jenny M Creek, to the "four way" intersection, and around Jenny M hill. It connects with the Rosser trail leading down to and crossing the small bridge on Pheasant Farm Road. It then heads East out on to the Slough and winds on the back trails North to the Pleasant Valley Store. All in all, it should take between 1-2 hours to complete the race course. Good viewing areas include sitting in the driveway at "Casa de Kaz"; or in the SP Kennel driveway.

The race will begin at Pleasant Valley Store at 11:00 AM, Saturday-March 31. Local fans are welcome to join us at the Start/Finish line and cheer for our Red & Black Team. There will be kids races-2 dogs, Youth-8 dog/10 miler, and an Easter egg hunt (11:30). It's supposed to be a warm, sunny day, with highs around 40 degrees ABOVE zero. A bit warm for racing the dogs, but great for the spectators and kids!

After the finish, stick around for the community potluck at the Pleasant Valley Store. There are no official prizes for placing in the race, except perhaps some great food! If you have a few spare hours in your Saturday, come on out and join some of the SP Kennel crew at the Two Rivers Valley Finale. We'll have plenty of dogs to pet! For those of you following by Blogspot, we'll post the race standings as we can from our IPhones; and photos and commentary later in the afternoon after the festivities--Wendy

6 comments:

kellerfrau said...

Read more about the event on the official page here.

NCL said...

Good luck and have fun!

Macgellan said...

This is GREAT!... It kinda brings a tear to my eye... I can picture the entire trail... Racing around "the neighborhood" with the dogs... What fun!

And what a great little team!... I'm sure the dogs are bummed about not going north with the rest of the pack, so how great for them to have some fun of their own...

Have a good, safe ride, Wes, and thanks for the update Wendy!

Wendie said...

I sure wish I lived closer.

Linda Toth said...

Good luck and have fun, guys. Not sure I can make it out, but may see you at the finish line.

Linda F said...

Can't wait to hear all about it!! What fun!! Go Rose!!