This morning Aliy, Spencer and Moira took the 12 Red Team dogs to the veterinarian checks for the YQ300.
The vet team is fantastic - they not only do their job extremely thoroughly, to ensure everyone is in good shape to start the event, but they are so caring and gentle with the dogs. Some of the youngsters in our team were a little nervous of all the people and noise but the vets were so patient.
Nelson undergoes his vet check (photos Janice Pentland Smith)
A local community television station was covering the event and sat down for a chat with Aliy and Mismo. Once it airs, in about a month or so, we will hopefully be able to post a link. Mismo played his part brilliantly!
Lydia and Junior are checked over; Mismo is interviewed for community television - what do you reckon they are asking him?
This afternoon was the musher and handler meeting where the bib draw was done. Aliy and the Red Team will go out with bib #55 (the numbering starts from 50) which means they will leave the start chute at 3.12pm local time.
So, with vet checks complete, meetings had and bib draw done we have 13 athletes ready to run!