Mushers Drawing Banquet draws 2,000 - March 5, 2009

by Jim Keller March 05 2009 20:03

The annual Iditarod banquet held at the Dena'ina Convention Center in downtown Anchorage hosted 2,000 people. 67 Mushers drew for their starting positions for Saturday and Sunday. The past 2 years the banquet ended about 11pm. This year the formal meeting was over at 8pm. 

Mitch drew #21, Jen drew #61 and Dallas drew #62. Post these numbers so you can keep track of these three J. J. Keller Teams. 

Mitch mentioned that there is over 12 feet of snow in the mountains so the race could take longer this year. He has added a few veteran dogs in the strength positions to better handle the terrain. Snowshoes will be used this year!

We met many business & personal friends again this year. It started at the airport in Appleton and lasted throughout the day as customers recognized the J. J. Keller Team.

Videos and photos will be uploaded soon so you can enjoy this unique race and evening.

It's been 21 hours so I need to hit the rack................................... 






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