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The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race. The trail. Alaska. Yukon. 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


<p>Slide 1</p> <p>The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race</p> <p></p> <p>The trail</p> <p>AlaskaYukon</p> <p></p> <p>The Event Mushing sports today</p> <p> Sled dog races; an international sport</p> <p>The organisation today: Across US-Canada borderNot for profit AND registered businessRun by staff, contractors, volunteers</p> <p></p> <p>The mushers reality on the trail Physical Mental Dogs needs</p> <p></p> <p>Trail: logistical challenges 11 checkpoints Weather / daylight Food bags / straw distribution Road access Small communities Cost</p> <p></p> <p>Media 50 Media outlet attended</p> <p> 150 more accredited</p> <p> 150 more requested daily updates</p> <p> 9000 FB fans</p> <p> 8 million </p> <p></p> <p>Volunteers / Fans Who are they? Where are they from?</p> <p> Their role</p> <p> Why do they come keep coming back?</p> <p></p> <p>Canine Care Strict Canine care policy Veterinary team Vet checks Drug Tests</p> <p></p> <p>Communities Size</p> <p> First Nations Land use and support</p> <p> Time involvement for the YQ</p> <p> Economic Benefit</p> <p> Challenges: Continuity Participation / Empowerment Creating jobs</p> <p></p> <p>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</p> <p></p> <p>Challenges Fundraising (AK vs YT)</p> <p> Cross border organisation </p> <p> Continuity </p> <p> Establish more continuity and empowerment by offering higher recognition</p> <p>On a lighter note...</p> <p>www.yukonquest.comJoin us for the 29th running: Starts in Fairbanks February 4th 2012!</p>