Its 7.30am Monday morning.
RED TEAM UPDATE
Aliy and 12 team mates are making their way up the coast towards Shaktoolik checkpoint after spending four hours in Unlakleet. She left one mate in the checkpoint to return to our Anchorage crew. We’ll let you know as soon as we can who it is. Current standings have them in seventh position!
Aliy will be enjoying this section of trail. She loves the Blueberry Hills section – here are a couple of “Aliy Cams” from last year when she and her team ran through the area. They will be climbing up to the 1000 mile summit right at this moment.
South of Shaktoolik
There isn’t a lot else to tell you at this point – they are about 25 miles from SHAK and we will look out for videos once they arrive. Check out Don Bowers description of this section of trail.
BLACK TEAM UPDATE
Overnight, the Black Team made their way through Nulato, taking a short break for a couple of hours, and have been stopped in Kaltag for around 2.5 hours at the time of writing. We will expect them to stay at least another couple of hours before hitting the portage trail towards UNK.
Remember to support Aliy’s Lead On! campaign. By donating, you support grassroots, youth-empowered education and projects in local Alaskan communities. To find out more and how to donate go to andvsa.org. All moneys donated during March, April and May will go towards helping children from the villages along the Iditarod Trail attend the Lead On! Conference in November.