The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

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  • The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race
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  • The trail Alaska Yukon
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  • 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
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  • The mushers reality on the trail Physical Mental Dogs needs
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  • Trail: logistical challenges 11 checkpoints Weather / daylight Food bags / straw distribution Road access Small communities Cost
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  • Media 50 Media outlet attended 150 more accredited 150 more requested daily updates 9000 FB fans 8 million
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  • Volunteers / Fans Who are they? Where are they from? Their role Why do they come keep coming back?
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  • Canine Care Strict Canine care policy Veterinary team Vet checks Drug Tests
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  • Communities Size First Nations Land use and support Time involvement for the YQ Economic Benefit Challenges: Continuity Participation / Empowerment Creating jobs
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  • 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
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  • Challenges Fundraising (AK vs YT) Cross border organisation Continuity Establish more continuity and empowerment by offering higher recognition
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  • On a lighter note... Join us for the 29 th running: Starts in Fairbanks February 4 th 2012!


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