Today was the first day of sign ups for Yukon Quest 2016! Mushers are able to submit registration forms and fees at either Yukon Quest office - in Whitehorse, Yukon Territories, Canada or in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Allen was entertaining visitors on the Denali Express Train and was unable to join the festivities today but he made a special trip to YQ headquarters in Fairbanks one day early to drop off his and Aliy's forms. Allen will again compete in the Yukon Quest 1000 mile race and Aliy will compete in the Yukon Quest 300. Both start in Fairbanks on Saturday February 6, 2016.
2015 Quest L-R: The Black Team on the start line in Whitehorse; The Red Team arrives into Pelly Crossing
We're so excited to have teams in both these awesome races. They're races we know and love and we're also excited to see the large competitor list after just one day of sign-ups. 21 mushers have signed up to run 1000 miles and a further 18 to run 300. Who's ready for race season to start??
For more information on the 2016 entrants go to yukonquest.com or the Quest Facebook page.