After a warm rainy start to Thursday, we woke up to a crisp, clear-ish Friday morning. The forecast held, the previous day’s plans came together and lo and behold – we were ready for a training run…..from the top top start.

Athletes did their warm up runs from their curtain , then a full course inspection and finally after weeks & weeks of prep, at 12 noon on Friday, Nov 24th, we sent the POV racer out of the gate.  And following that, we had 6 forerunners and then with little fanfare (but with much relief), we sent 86 athletes out of the gate and after a smooth day – we 86 athletes go through the finish.

There is no quit in a Sled Dog. Our training run was also a great birthday present for Darrell, our Chief of Race.

This morning, the crews arrived for breakfast- tired but excited to be here for race day.


If you want to download any pictures from the Volunteer Photo Gallery (Flickr) folders on the website, there is an arrow pointing down in the bottom right hand corner (once you are into Flickr) – which brings up your download options. On a mobile device, I believe you have to have the Flickr app installed.