checkpoint sponsor: Nikolai

Approaching the village of Nikolai during the 2014 Iditarod.

Big thanks to Jan Tharp, a.k.a. Daisy, who is sponsoring the 2015 Checkpoint of Nikolai!  I met Daisy and her friend Ken when they visited Anchorage last March for the ceremonial start. They took some fantastic photos of the team and I!

Nikolai is the first community the mushers encounter in the race since leaving Willow three hundred miles back. The village feels like a haven after enduring the rigors of the trail out of Rainy Pass and Rohn. The people are welcoming and friendly and we felt very well taken care of there.

We are looking forward to seeing the people of Nikolai again this March & it will feel extra sweet to arrive knowing that Daisy will be cheering our arrival from her home in Minnesota!

All photos except the top one by Daisy's friend Ken ! 

Daisy & Lisbet in Anchorage at the 2014
Iditarod Ceremonial Start.
Lisbet & Daisy in Willow, Fall of 2014.

Anja communing with Fritz & Ruby at the Ceremonial Start. 

Getting ready to walk up to the start line in Anchorage. 
There are still 20 checkpoints in the 2015 race available for sponsorship! Your donation will help us fill our drop bags with quality kibble and meat snacks for the dogs, handwarmers and meals for the musher, and defray shipping costs to the checkpoints!

Checkpoint sponsors will recieve a signed 5 x 7 picture from the race and an official certificate of sponsorship, signed by Lisbet & lead dog Ruby.

Check out the Team Anadyr Store for available checkpoints and sponsorship perks !  Thank you for your help in getting the team down the trail !   

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