Thursday night the SPK Crew went to the Iditarod Start Banquet and Bib Draw. It was a festive atmosphere with great entertainment and really, really good food. The crew enjoyed mingling with folks from some of the kennel's major sponsors: Horizon Lines and Clarion Suites as well as many fans and supporters.
Later in the evening Aliy drew bib number 27 and Allen number 48 - which means they should be starting about 42 minutes apart (this is good news for the handler crew as we can get Aliy off down the trail and have plenty of time to get back to the truck to get Allen on his way!)
Here are some snippets from the Bib Draw.