The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

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The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. www.yukonquest.com. The trail. Alaska. Yukon. www.yukonquest.com. Mushing sports today Sled dog races; an international sport The organisation today: Across US-Canada border Not for profit AND registered business - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

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The trail

AlaskaYukon

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The Event Mushing sports today

Sled dog races; an international sport

The organisation today: Across US-Canada borderNot for profit AND registered businessRun 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

www.yukonquest.com Establish more continuity and empowerment by offering higher recognition

On a lighter note...

www.yukonquest.comJoin us for the 29th running: Starts in Fairbanks February 4th 2012!

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