Aliy and the Red Team are ready to go! They head out wearing bib 1 at noon.
Aliy is taking with her Spark and Chipper, Sanka and Chevie, Cayenne and Rodney, Perky and Ernie, Five and Jefe, Scooby and Bean..
The final configuration of the team is to be confirmed, but at this stage it look likely she will lead out with Spark and Chipper.
Jeff and the R&B Team are EXCITED! They will leave the chute wearing #6.
Jeff has a real mix of experience and youthful exuberance. He has with him Daisy and Schmoe, Ginger and Olivia, Barista and Creamer, Bronze and Gold, McCaw and Dancer, M and Decaf.
As with the Red Team, the final configuration of the R&B Team will be confirmed just before the start but look for Daisy and Schmoe lead the team out of the chute. He will likely mix everyone around to give other, less experienced dogs a chance at the front.
Unluckiest dog in the yard is Willie, he trained hard and really wanted to go with Jeff but came home with a slight limp after their 10 mile stretch out yesterday. He will get extra treats today.