Saturday was the first day of sign-ups for the 2017 Yukon Quest and YQ300. Allen was in Arkansas visiting with his Mom and family so called in to the Yukon Quest office in Fairbanks to drop in the paperwork before he left (right, with Neil from YQ).
It’s great to see the number of teams signed up so far: 17 for the 1000 miler and the YQ300 has filled up already with 10 on the wait list on the first day.
Allen and the Black Team will again race in the 1000 mile race; this year starting in Whitehorse on Saturday, February 4th 2017, and finishing on home turf in Fairbanks.
Aliy is 7th on the wait list to run the YQ300. If she gets to race it she will do so with some youngsters in the Red Team. They also start in Whitehorse a few hours after the 1000-milers leave, and finish in Pelly Crossing.
We have also signed-up a second team for the YQ300! Chris, who is 8th on the waitlist, may compete with a young team so watch this space for more details.
The Yukon Quest is a significant race in the SP Kennel calendar and is important in our overall goals for our dogs and the kennel. We also LOVE the race and the people so we’re looking forward to getting to the start line!
Are you ready?
Check out more of Julien’s fantastic photos on his website. He was one of the official photographers on the 2016 Quest and captured some amazing images in some trying conditions.