Posted: Feb 8, 2013 7:52 PM by Evan Weborg - MTN News
Updated: Feb 8, 2013 7:52 PM
The annual Race To The Sky starts Saturday at 10 a.m., and the stars of the show - the sled dogs - got a check-up on Friday before they begin their journey.
Veterinarian Sue Geske explained, "Most of these dogs start running in August for their training runs and so they prepare to run in all types of conditions whether it is warm conditions or very very cold conditions and deep snow is part of their training."
This year's field consists of 10 mushers, including three from Montana.
One of them is Brett Bruggeman of Great Falls who is competing in only his second race after his 11-year old son talked him into it.
Bruggeman said, "He was reading books about the Yukon from Jack London and I was reading it at the same time and he asked me if we could get started with sled dogs so a year later we have 19 dogs and we are going."