And We’re Off!
Yesterday was the official start of the Iditarod, world’s greatest dog sled race. Our hearts are with Snowhook – “our” wonderfully gritty and humane team up there in Alaska. Rebecca’s the CEO and she’s very kindly volunteered to send in reports.
Welcome new friends (in the gallery) Kink and Chet (yes!), Sherman, fellow Slim Jim fan.
And now – over to Rebecca. Here she is with AJ at the start yesterday (photo courtesy of Oley Howler’s Pop):
The field of teams left the restart, the real start, of the Iditarod beginning mid-Sunday afternoon and Snowhook was among them. Shortly after 3 p.m., the team left the starting line among the cheers of the crowd and the support of the Plunderers.
Who is Snowhook’s starting line up?
As we stood at the starting line, waiting for the countdown to begin, I asked AJ if he wanted to walk up and check the team. It is something he’s done in past years. This year was different. “No. I’m having a hard time holding them back.” It was true. The team barked and pounded their harnesses as the announcer read AJ’s bio and eventually began the countdown. AJ’s plan is to pace the team despite the desire to go and go fast.
It was great to share the emotions and excitement of the starting line with the Plunderers both in person and those with the team in spirit.
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