Aliy signed up for her 14th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and Allen wasn't two steps behind her, signing up for his 7th race. That will mean once again SP Kennel will have 32 fantastic canine athletes in the "Last Great Race". The double sign up decision was made after three major kennel sponsors agreed to back the musher duo for another season. A BIG thanks to Horizon Lines of Alaska, Eagle Pack Natural Pet Food and Clarion Suites Downtown.
Today's Iditarod Volunteer Appreciation Picnic and 2014 Sign-ups was a blast, with mushers and volunteers mingling on a perfect afternoon at the Iditarod Trail Committee Headquarters in Wasilla. Danny Seybert of Penn Airways delivered fresh Sockeye Salmon for the Iditarod BBQ grill and the folks at Golden Corral laid out a feast fit for a champions and aspiring champions.
Aliy signs up for Iditarod 2014. Mark your calendars for the start on March 1, 2014.
Allen hands in registration forms for Iditarod 2014.
A total of fifty-two mushers signed up today. So the countdown begins. The race starts in only 244 days and 20 hours.