The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> The trail Alaska Yukon </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> The Event Mushing sports today Sled dog races; an international sport The organisation today: Across US-Canada border Not for profit AND registered business Run by staff, contractors, volunteers </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> The mushers reality on the trail Physical Mental Dogs needs </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Trail: logistical challenges 11 checkpoints Weather / daylight Food bags / straw distribution Road access Small communities Cost </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Media 50 Media outlet attended 150 more accredited 150 more requested daily updates 9000 FB fans 8 million </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Volunteers / Fans Who are they? Where are they from? Their role Why do they come keep coming back? </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Canine Care Strict Canine care policy Veterinary team Vet checks Drug Tests </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Communities Size First Nations Land use and support Time involvement for the YQ Economic Benefit Challenges: Continuity Participation / Empowerment Creating jobs </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> YQ and sustainability No waste along the trail Trail markers clean up No idling policy vs usage of vehicles Every checkpoint set in a local community Economic benefits to all communities Pride and cultural identification to the YQ A mushers initiative </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Challenges Fundraising (AK vs YT) Cross border organisation Continuity Establish more continuity and empowerment by offering higher recognition </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> On a lighter note... Join us for the 29 th running: Starts in Fairbanks February 4 th 2012! </li> </ul>