Thursday, January 30, 2014

YQ Meet the Mushers

Wednesday evening a big crowd turned up at the Alpine Lodge in Fairbanks to "meet the mushers".

It was a chance for public, friends, fans and supporters to chat to and get a signature from all the Yukon Quest 1000 mushers. By the end of the evening the mushers had signed their names hundreds of times on posters, race guides, postcards and T-shirts and smiled for many pictures.

This is one of a few events and meetings the mushers and teams attend before the start of the race on Saturday. As you will see from the schedule posted earlier today, Thursday sees the teams in meetings most of the day and the start draw and banquet is Thursday evening. This is where the mushers will draw their starting positions and we will learn what time Allen will leave the start chute.

Thanks to the Alpine Lodge in Fairbanks for hosting the "meet the mushers"!

L-R: Allen with some young fans; the "meet the mushers" board


Nessmuk said...

What a nice "thumbs up" gathering! I envy those kids...what an exciting time of year for Alaskan cities, small towns and villages!

stormy said...

Wearin, me Black Team cap and wishing SP Kennels the best in the Yukon Quest!

marilyn cozzens said...

Hope Allen gets a great starting position. Go BLACK team may you cross the finish line first. With all dogs & musher happy.

Anonymous said...

Go Black Team - woof, woof, woof!!!

Lourdes, VT said...

What bib numbers did Allen and Aliy draw?

MG said...

Can't wait to see race results coming in. GO SP KENNEL!!!!