Thursday, January 9, 2014
Pre Game: 2014 Copper Basin 300
The Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog race begins this Saturday January 11th in Glennallen, Alaska. The CB300 is known for it's mountainous terrain, rugged trail conditions and, often times, large amounts of snowfall and bitter cold. From year to year, the race route and the conditions vary - which makes the CB300 an unpredictable challenge. The weather always has a say and no one knows if the temperature will be 50 below zero or 30 above. Only time will tell.
SP Kennel considers CB300 a "true test" of our season of training, the dogs' fitness and a musher's savvy. Some years we have had great finishes and other years... not so much. With a full field of 45 teams, the 2014 Copper Basin 300 will be a heck of a race.
We are very excited to have three teams in the event: Allen, Aliy and Meghan with their respective 12 dog teams. The exact team rosters will be posted on Friday. Last minute decisions are still in the works, as well as one more pre-race training run.
The CB300 website ~ CopperBasin300.com ~ will have a leaderboard. Updates will be challenging due to limited cell phone service at some checkpoints.
The CB300 also has a Facebook Page where information and news is posted.
Lastly, SP Kennel will do our best to update this website ~ SPKDogLog.com. Moira will be the sole journalist, photographer and videographer for our three teams... basically she'll be an all-around Sled Dog Paparazzi. Macgellan will post some data analysis and run versus rest time statistics.
Saturday morning 11:00 AM is just around the corner. LET'S RACE!