Saturday, March 5, 2016

ID: Ceremonial Start Rosters

This morning we take 12 dogs out on a three mile ceremonial run through downtown Anchorage! We are so pleased that we get to go through town, even though it is only three miles! We hope you see you there!!

Any dog from the musher's short list of 20 may run in the ceremonial run but once they have run it with one musher they may not start in Willow for another musher. As we brought 34 possibles (to cover for any injuries or last minute issues) there may be a couple of dogs on the ceremonial run that won't start on Sunday, but we will confirm the final rosters later tonight or tomorrow.

Allen's Black Team for today is Quito and Junior, Lydia and Boonie, Tinder and Nomex, Lester and Champ, Sissy and Spark, Biscuit and Violet. Tracey Lauer is Allen's Idia-rider and Chris will ride the tag sled.



Aliy's Red Team is: Waylon and Scruggs, Kodiak and Schmoe, Mismo and Izzy, Commando and Chipper, Willie and Dutch, Chemo and Clyde. Aliy's Idita-rider is Robin Bauer and Moira will ride the tag sled.

Check out the roster page for more details on each athlete.

Chris will be wearing a GoPro and Moira will have the video camera so we'll get some footage to you as soon as we can after the run!

25 comments:

Steve Parker said...

Super! Can't wait! We'll be with you online from Montana.

Barb said...

Go go go. Thanks for this roster.

A-town's Becky said...

Woohooo!
I'm so excited!
Have a blast and enjoy the ceremonial start.

Anonymous said...

Yahoo! Have fun miss Quito and Sissy!
Padee Fairbanks

Anonymous said...

Good luck today and out on the trail to Nome. You know I will be cheering you on from Seattle, wearing my SPK red cap at all hours of the day and night. Wishing you and your fantastic team of pups the best of the best of times on the trail! Go Go Go Go!

Marilyn cozzens said...

So excited for the race to start. Have a fun three mile run through Anchorage! Go SPK, you can do this all the way to Nome.

Cindy Schaus said...

Awesome! Hopefully I can catch the live broadcast on the ID website at least through bib #13. Enjoy today!

Anonymous said...

What is Scout doing today? Can he come out to play? HOWL. from Ruth

Anonymous said...

Have Fun!! What a treat for the idita-riders!!

Margaret said...

WOOF, WOOF, WOOF!!!

Will give live Iditarod broadcast a shot (got to get up online in advance of start time or it gets overloaded)- but for sure will be excited to see both Chris' GO-PRO and Moira's camera shots post-event!!!

Thanks so much in advance, all my very best wishes for a safe Ceremonial Start today in "traffic" - 4 wheel auto and 4-"wheels" doggie!!!

And a special "WOOF" for Biscuit, Quito and the other veterans on the Black Team!!!

Judy in VA said...

Soooo excited! I can't thank you enough for the excellent coverage this year. I'll be cheering the Red and Black Teams all the way to Nome! Good luck, Aliy and Allen and four legged athletes. Stay well! Safe travels, good luck and enjoy the journey? Mush on!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful special dog teams, so happy to see them. Go SPK!!!
Julie V

Jeanne Willis said...

Thanks for posting the rosters. On pins and needles waiting for the official start on Sunday. Sending our thoughts and prayers to all the SPK athletes for a safe, uneventful journey.

leslieotr said...

Wishing you a happy and healthy run!! Have fun and stay safe.

Anonymous said...

Cha Cha and Aliiy on the Iditarod Insider free video,
and two of Aliy's team featured in their ad.
http://iditarod.com/

A-town's Becky said...

I'm bummed, Iditarod Insider's link for the ceremonial start isn't working.
Have fun all!
I wish I could watch!
Enjoy the short run today Violet.
:-)

Anonymous said...

So excited for the race to begin! Great job SPK crew and especially the Red and Black teams!

Nessmuk said...

We just watched the Teams head on out at the Ceremonial Start....thank goodness for live streaming! We were beaming ear to ear seeing our boy Chemo in wheel...you go Buddy!! I see Boondocks is still banging at the harness....never gets old for her....she is a pup at heart!! Everyone looked awesome! Quito especially....so glad to see her back in lead!! Good Girl Queen Quito....on to the restart tomorrow!!

A-town's Becky said...

Logged in again and got II working....
You said it Aliy stay positive, have fun, keep smiling, and stay HAPPY!!!
All the way to NOME.

Love the blue Matson(?) leis on the dogs.
:-)

went back to watch Allen too.
:-)

Go SPK!
Have fun and rest tonight.
:-)




Anonymous said...

Set the alarm early Sunday morning her in Melbourne Australia 🇦🇺 to watch the live stream it was great to see the 🔴⚫️Team woof woof from Denali and Joanne .

Anonymous said...

YES blue and white leie (sp?)stands for MATSON's shipping connection!!!

tmcaleer said...

Woooooo! Go Aliy, Go team! Go Allen and black team! Wooing for you all the way!! Safe journey and hoping you have great conditions! So excited for you!!! Wooool!

patricia lewis said...

Thanks to Matson, SPK had the best dressed team out there.

Queen Quito looked ready to go and the commentators gave her much deserved respect. Awesome.

GeorgiaSmiles said...

Cheering you on way down in Georgia!!! Thanks for the card on the train last summer!!! I kept it and here we are!!!!

Kathy said...

I too had problems with the live video but did see Aliy! Hopefully
with the video Moira and Chis take we can enjoy it again and again!
Thanks for the roster--I see Lester and Violet are on the same team!
All the SP Dogs are a favorite tho! Can't get any better than that!