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Friday, December 19, 2014

"Semi-race" Rosters

We're excited to race tomorrow!

There are a few rules in place for the "semi-race": teams have a maximum of 12 dogs, there's a four hour rest at the half-way point and teams must carry all their equipment with them in the sled (including dogfood, camping equipment and straw). Other than that, general mushing etiquette will be in place relating to dog care and good trail manners.

There's only so many dogs we can run tomorrow and unfortunately some will be left at home. Aliy will race the Red Team comprised of Quito, Kodiak, Nacho, Boondocks, Willie, Clyde, Felix, Izzy, Mac, Nelson, Scooter and Scout. Their position on the team will be determined in the morning and there may be some shuffling around as the race goes on.

Kodiak and Scooter

Allen's Black Team is Scruggs, Junior, Beemer, Chica, Biscuit, Lydia, Puppet, Mismo, Schmoe, Sissy, Outlaw and Chemo.

Lydia and Outlaw

Spencer is racing a young Red and Black Team and because it is not an official race he is going to swap out some of the dogs at the half-way mark (in a real race you cannot substitute dogs). His team is Lester, Waylon, Viper, Chipper, Dutch, Sandy, Pepe, Driver will be replaced with Woody, Rambler with Chena, Daisy with Violet, Spark with Commando and Tinder with Amber.

Commando and Woody

Click here to go to the roster page for more information about each dog. NOTE: As it is not an official race it will not appear on each dog's race history on their team card.


Linda Toth said...

Oh - to be a raven tomorrow - swooping and gliding through the trees to watch each team's progress.


Lourdes, VT said...

How fun this semi-race will be! Wish I was there with you all! The dogs must be really happy to race. SP Kennel will shine today!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎ

Nessmuk said...

Its "Race" Day!! Yahoo!! Team Rosters look like a nice compilation of Veterans and Youth! Linda had it right, wish I too was a raven today soaring over the race to watch! We'll just have to imagine you all having a blast doing what you do best!

Anonymous said...

I second the thought of "being there" to see this awesome unofficial race!!!

What a fabulous idea - dogs first forever!


P.S. And congratulations to Ryne for going back to finish her degree!!! Woof!!!

Margaret said...


Fabulous opportunity, congrats on digging deep and going back for her degree to Ryne, and woof, woof, woof!!! (Translation: GO TEAM!)

Barb, CO said...

I love this approach. So many dogs and mushers get to race. I hope you all have a great day tomorrow. I will be watching for the results. We will put on all our SPK gear here, in anticipation.

A-town's Becky said...

How exciting...
Aliy vs Allen
and Spencer! two teams, what dedication :-)
Excited to hear about the fun.

marilyn cozzens said...

Great team lineups. Go SPK.