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Yentna Station Roadhouse
Yentna Station Roadhouse, the mandatory layover checkpoint for the Knik 200. This photo was taken by Sam Crawford, our Trail Boss, who was making yet another run on the trails yesterday to ensure all is ready for race day this Saturday. Good work, Sam.
Eagle Quest Lodge Ships Straw to Yentna Station
Our friends who own and operate Eagle Quest Lodge (http://www.eaglequestalaska.com/) which will be one of our checkpoints during the Knik races, are also busy preparing bales of straw to be delivered to Yentna Station Roadhouse for the Knik 200 teams. Thank you Eagle Quest Lodge!
Meet Some of the Race Volunteers
The Knik 200 and 100 races are powered by volunteers. In 2013 alone they’ve invested more than a thousand hours of their time and sweat and the race hasn’t even started yet. They do it for the love of mushing and in support of the mushers and their four-legged engines. The logistics of putting on
Knik 200 Food Drop Bag Location Changed to Eagle Quest Lodge
ATTENTION KNIK 200 MUSHERS: In an effort to streamline operations, we are moving the food drop bag location to Eagle Quest Lodge, which is where Knik 100 teams will also be taking food drop bags. Updated Knik 200 rule regarding food drop bags: FOOD DROP, FOOD BAGS Up to two (2) bags may be shipped
Mushers, be sure to review the race rules. Some changes have been made in light of the closure of the Knik Bar and also some clarifications have been made. Knik 100 rules: http://knik200sleddograce.com/knik-100/knik-100-rules/ Knik 200 rules: http://knik200sleddograce.com/knik-200/knik-200-rules/
The 2014 Knik 100 and 200 Races are On!
The 2014 Knik 100 and 200 races are on! Snow and trail conditions are favorable. Later today we’ll email a trail report to all teams with details from Harry Caldwell (Race Marshall) and Sam Crawford (Trail Boss) who have been working hard on the trail.
Mandatory Mushers Meeting
Mandatory mushers meeting for all teams participating in the 2014 Knik 100 and 200 races: Curtis Menard Sports Complex 1001 S. Mack Dr.. Wasilla, Alaska Friday, 7:00 pm, Jan. 3, 2014
Current Conditions in Willow
Here’s what it looks like currently in Willow.
The Posters Are In!
The posters are in! These are full-size, color posters we’d like to distribute throughout Alaska and we need your help to do that. This is a great way to promote sled dog racing and gain new fans for our races. We’re hoping this will increase the number of people who come out to the races
Update on Entry Fees and Refunds for Knik Races
Our first hope is that it snows enough between now and race day on January 4 that we don’t have to postpone the Knik races. Because the Knik 200 is an Iditarod and Yukon Quest qualifying race, and because we had to cancel last year due to poor trail conditions, we’re committed to putting this
Date for Teams to Withdraw Extended
We’re extending the date that mushers must withdraw in order to get 75% of their entry fee refunded. They’ll have until midnight on December 26 instead of December 22. We’ll announce by noon on December 26 if we’ll be postponing the race date from January 4 to February 1st.
It’s snowing in Willow, with more in the forecast!!! Bring it!
Race Dates and Backup Dates
Snow conditions are far from optimal right now in the Wasilla/Willow area, but we’re still hoping that by race day on January 4, the trails will be ready. Those of us behind the scenes of the Knik 100 and 200 are committed to putting on safe, fun races. To that end, by December 26 we
Host Families Needed for Out of Town Mushers
Many of the teams coming in for the Knik 200 and 100 races are travelling long distances and may not have a place to stay in the Wasilla/Willow area, so host families are needed. If you’d like to be a host family, or know someone who would, please contact us asap at info [at] knik200sleddograce.com. Thank you!
Race Volunteers Are Needed
The Knik races are powered by volunteers, and before we run out steam, we’d love to expand our team. So, race volunteers are needed. We’re looking for checkers, handlers, and general-all-around helpers. This is a fun race for all involved so if you’d like to add some mild adventure to your life, here’s your opportunity.