We need to thank Ryne and Derek for putting on the race and Lauri Lenahan for sponsoring the race. Here is a photo that Ryne took 10 minutes after the start. She was in the lead of the eight dog team race and it was a gorgeous afternoon!
A photo from Ryne's team looking back at the 7 race teams behind her.
Spencer in the green bag and Aliy in the red one are ready to Start!
The final times for the Two Rivers Fun Race were rather subjective since each musher recorded their own finish time (some remembered to look at their watch and others didn't.)
Aliy finished at 1:27AM
Ryne finished somewhere between 1:29AM and 1:33AM (depending on who's watch you go by)
Sebastain finished at 1:34AM (after circling Pleasant Valley Store twice as well as the local Laundromat. Either he forgot to pick up his mail or his dogs thought he needed a shower.)
Allen finished at 1:45AM
Spencer finished at about 2:30AM
Joanna finished at about 2:30 and 30 seconds AM
Jon finished at about 2:40AM
Riley finished as well!
When you have a "fun race" in the most competitive dog mushing neighborhood in the world it's really, really entertaining! There was no entrance fee and no rigid rules, but the atmosphere was competitive and even the sleeping bag Mass Start was pretty intense!
Here is a video of some of the start:
A huge thanks to Wendy: race timer and official wood stove quesidilla maker and Mark: dog wrangler and firewood enthusiast.