Allen and the Black Team are READY TO RACE! They head out wearing bib 5 at 10.08am.
Allen has a strong, experienced team with Commando and Junior, Kodiak and Amber, Violet and Dutch, Spark and Iron, Champ and Clyde, Felix and Chipper.
The final configuration of the team is to be confirmed, but at this stage it look likely he will lead out with Commando and Junior.
Aliy and the Red Team are EXCITED! They will leave the chute wearing #13 at 10.24am.
Aliy has a solid core with some inexperience to add youthful enthusiasm: Chena and Chevie, Tinder and Nomex, QT and Perky, big guys Five and Driver, Jefe and Bruno, Scooby and Cayenne.
As with the Black Team, the final configuration of the Red Team will be confirmed just before the start but look for Chena and Chevie to lead the team out of the chute.
There is always some athletes left behind from a race and in this case either they are resting to get over a twinge, are sitting out ready for the Yukon Quest or were just not up for a 300 mile race yet. Moira and Wendy will take some out for a run over the weekend and all will get extra treats!