August 3, 2013 marks the first day that mushers can sign up for the 1000 mile International Yukon Quest sled dog race that runs from Fairbanks, Ak To Whitehorse, YT (the races starting and ending points switch places every year, with even numbers always starting in Fairbanks). August 3rd also the first day to sign up for the Yukon Quest 300 that runs from Fairbanks, Ak to Circle, Ak and back to Central, Ak for the finish.
The Yukon Quest office located in down town Fairbanks hosted a lovely little party for the mushers and fans. There were many friendly and familiar faces around the room as returning mushers such as Brent Sass, Mike Ellis, cody Strathe and returning champ Allen Moore along with others signed up for the 2014 Yukon Quest.
I am pleased to announce that my team is officially signed up for the 2014 Yukon Quest 300. Even though it is a ways away we can already feel the excitement here at the kennel as temperatures cool, the days shorten, and training season approaches.
Until next time, Happy trails!