Snowhook Iditarod Update
“Any more news from Alaska?” says Admin. “What’s happening with our team, our in the sense that they – Snowhook – are the ones we care about.”
“This is just in from Rebecca,” Spence says. “She sure has a way of making it all come alive.”
Tomorrow is the Ceremonial start, the dress rehersal. It is a day for the fans. We will leave the kennel around 7 am and drive into Anchorage with 16 dogs in the dog box, even though we will only run 12 dogs through the streets of Anchorage. The Ceremonial Start is an 11 mile run, fans wave, take pictures and wish mushers well. We will enjoy the time before we leave the starting line with friends of the kennel.
The Ceremonial start doesn’t count towards race standings. We hope tomorrow runs smoothly. The first year we ran the race our dog truck was barely running. We had no idea what to expect for the Ceremonial start including that we would be stopped several times while be directed where to park. No problem for most people. Our dog truck wouldn’t start if we stopped it—we knew this, the volunteers did not. We opened the doors (the windows didn’t work either) and called to the volunteers, “Just point us where to go! We can’t stop!” They passed paperwork to us as we coasted by their station and onto the next.
And here’s AJ about to draw his race big #. Note mukluk.
Also – help: would someone please comment about exactly how to stream the race? Thanks – Admin.
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