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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Yukon Quest 2015 - Sign Up Day


Reigning Champion, Allen Moore, was first in line at the Fairbanks Yukon Quest Headquarters to submit his registration forms for the 2015 Yukon Quest. Saturday, August 2, was the first day of sign ups and a party-like atmosphere ruled as both veteran and rookie mushers committed to the grueling 1000-mile race. The Yukon Quest begins in Whitehorse, Canada on February 7, 2015 and ends 8 to 14 days later on the Chena River in Downtown Fairbanks, Alaska.

A stream of mushers followed Allen and by mid afternoon 20 teams were registered. (A similar event was staged simultaneously in Whitehorse.)
 
Allen submits his YQ registration. He is first to sign up for the 2015 race.
 
 
Fairbanks Quest Headquarters was jammed with competitors, Board Members, volunteers, die-hard fans, admiring tourists and a handful of racing dogs. Allen and Viper were celebrities - mingling, answering questions, being photographed and reminiscing about past races. And the rain let up around noon to allow all to enjoy the fantastic BBQ lunch.
 
 
The Two Rivers contingent enjoys sign up day. L to R- Becky Alexander, Pleasant Valley Store owner and long time SP sponsor, Allen and  Ryne Olson.


Allen and Viper greet Donna, YQ volunteer vet tech. Photo thanks to SP fan, Kaydee.
 
We are pretty excited to acknowledge that Ryne Olson, former SP Kennel handler, owner of Ryno Kennel, neighbor and friend, also signed up for the Quest. 2015 will be her rookie run.

And Aliy's Yukon Quest 300 registration was also submitted, while she was entertaining tourists on the Princess Cruises' Denali Express Train.

So, if it seems to you that training and racing season is just around the corner, you are right! SP Kennel begins serious training next month.

Click here for the Yukon Quest website and more information about the 2015 race. 

7 comments:

Nessmuk said...

Thanks for the race entry update Kennel Mom!! The thought of another SPK Racing Season makes me happy....let it snow!! Whoops.....wait a minute, that might be a little premature! Wish I could have joined in on the sign up festivities...sounds like a fun time!

Lisa B said...

Fantastic! Can't wait to cheer SP Kennel teams and Ryne too!

marilyn cozzens said...

Allen, how about 3 in a row? Go SPK.

A-town's Becky said...

Woohoo!
Thanks Kennel Mom.
GO Allen, Aliy and Ryne, another exciting year in store for us SPK fans.

Margaret said...

Thanks so much Kennel Mom for this reminder that race training begins...in September (only a month away now)!!!

Woof!!!

Can't wait to see the more recent litters of future champions learning the ropes from the veterans!!!

Woof, woof, woof!!!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes to Allen, Aliy, and Ryne in their events. Viper looks happy to be on an outing.

Rainy Fairbanks said...

Awesome!