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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!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOOF,WOOF, WOOF!!!

Go SP Kennel!!! Go all 3 teams - 3 mushers and 36 dogs!!!

Thanks in advance for coverage!!!

Mom in pa said...

Looking forward to following the trail from the comfort of a warm house... Hope it is the start of a truly stellar season...

Lourdes, VT said...

So looking forward to following the three teams!!! Best of luck to all and to the Sled Dog Paparazzi!!! :)

JCW said...

Go teams! I'll be glued to the CB300 website watching the leader board. Wishing all, mushers and pups alike, good luck. We'll be rooting for ya!

marilyn cozzens said...

Yeah! Go SP Kennel---all 36 dogs & 3 mushers. Looking forward to the race & SP Kennel results.

marilyn cozzens said...

Yeah! Good luck SP Kennel--all 36 dogs & 3 mushers. Looking forward to the race & SP Kennel results.

Gerry Willomitzer said...

I'm ready!

Anonymous said...

Dog Sled Paparazzi--LOL!
Good luck to the SP Kennel teams this weekend.

Lisa B said...

Good luck - go dogs, go mushers! Hope you packed wet suits - some of the water crossing on the trail reports on facebook look pretty "unfrozen". Maybe Tig gave the huskys some lessons this summer???? Best to all on the trail and handlers driving on the roads - stay safe and have fun. GO SPK!

Heidi Phillips said...

Best wishes for a safe and successful race to all three teams… Go, Mush, Win!!!


Nessmuk said...

It's so awesome you are running 3 Teams....that's a lot of talent out on the trail! Can't wait for the Rosters to be posted!! And Moira....your going to do great....post when you can, no pressure from us at the Dog Log! This is going to be an exciting race....you got a cheering section here in the Adirondacks!!

MG said...

Best wishes for a successful race.

Anonymous said...

I note that the watchword for the Copper Basin 300 is "Come run with the big dogs."

I can think of some SP Kennel not so big dogs who've excelled there!!

Woof, woof, woof!!!


Margaret

Anonymous said...

I want to go!!!! Ok so I will be checking for updates. Have fun and enjoy this amazing time.