This year the end of January marks the end of the race season for the Flash Kennels sled dogs but just the begging of Iditarod madness! And since we aren't racing in it this year, we have a number of things going on to help students get the most out of this exciting event!
The first is our February Special Event, Race Ready! You can read more about it below, but I can only say that we are totally pumped to be doing this program.
In much the way baseball is a game of statistics, distance sled dog racing a sport mathematics!
Speed, Distance, Time! And how to balance them to figure out when to run with how long to rest are the equations mushers go over endlessly as they work their way to Nome.
In Race Ready we'll introduce your students to all the factors that have to be considered in that equation. And then show them how to use online “race update” data to understand how their favorite musher is doing out on the trail!
Then there's the Virtual Sled Dog Race: The Pipeline 1000! This isn't a videoconference but instead a two week online event! About the same amount of time the real mushers spend out on the Iditarod trail. This is the event that started it all for us here at KEA and this year it is new and improved. It promises to be the best running ever. Don't let your students miss out!!
So, as you can see, while the race season is winding down for the dogs of Flash Kennels, things are just heating up for the rest of us at KEA! We hope you'll join us for all the action!