Sunday, February 15, 2009

Yukon Quest 2009 Is On!

Yukon Quest 2009 started yesterday, followed by the YQ 300 at 21:30 pm. All mushers from the 1000 mile race made it already to the first checkpoint in Braeburn, 100 miles (160km) distant from the start in Whitehorse, and some are already on their way to Carmacks.
Among the mushers there is Mike Ellis (http://www.teamtsuga.com/) with his siberian huskies, and he is driving so far on a respectable 10th place! Some of his team members are relatives to our Nitro (Jim is Nitro´s uncle).

In the 300 mile race (480km) Karen has bib nr.3 and Mark nr.6, and they are both on their way to Braeburn (the first checkpoint). They both drive 12 dogs each.

In Mark´s team, there are our Canuck´s brothers Wolvie and Flash, and sisters Wonder and Isis, running! Go guys, go!! :)
More about the lineup of Karen and Mark Ramstead´s North Wapiti teams can be found at http://www.northwapiti.com/, in Karen´s blog.


Follow the race at Fairbanks News Miner special coverage section online at: http://newsminer.com/news/yukon_quest2009/

Pictures, current news, trail map, current standings and more info can be found at Yukon Quest´s official website: http://www.yukonquest.com/.

Good luck and happy trails to all the teams!

Katerina

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