The Two Rivers Dog Mushers Association – our home club – is holding two races in the next couple months, their Solstice 50 race in December and later in January is their 100/200 mile race. SP Kennel has entered multiple teams in both races!
Three teams are entered in the Solstice 50 which kicks off at 11 AM Saturday morning, December 19th at Pleasant Valley Store. The race field is limited to 30 teams and it is currently full. See the details of the race HERE. Or check out the Two Rivers Dog Mushers Facebook page for updates.
SP Kennel always loves to enter this early season race to give the teams a good run and give some youngsters the experience with other teams and the race environment. This will be the first race of the season and will be used as training build-up for the Copper Basin 300 in January.
In the January 100/200 mile race, there will be three teams entered as well. Aliy and Chris will both race. The third team is under review. Allen’s Yukon Quest team may enter or Wes may enter a rookie team. The decision will be made as we near the event date.
This race kicks off at noon on January 22nd at the Chatanika Lodge with checkpoints at the Two Rivers Lodge, Pleasant Valley Store and Angle Creek Lodge. The trails are all very familiar to us and we are excited to run them.
These races will be a good build up and part of the training schedule for the Yukon Quest and YQ300 just a couple weeks later.
We’ll post more details and race team rosters closer to the time.