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
The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race
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
The mushers reality on the trail Physical Mental Dogs needs
Trail: logistical challenges 11 checkpoints Weather / daylight Food bags / straw distribution Road access Small communities Cost
Media 50 Media outlet attended
150 more accredited
150 more requested daily updates
9000 FB fans
Volunteers / Fans Who are they? Where are they from?
Why do they come keep coming back?
Canine Care Strict Canine care policy Veterinary team Vet checks Drug Tests
First Nations Land use and support
Time involvement for the YQ
Challenges: Continuity Participation / Empowerment Creating jobs
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
Challenges Fundraising (AK vs YT)
Cross border organisation
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!