REQUEST from RONDY:
Rondy will be part of the Fourth Ave Summer Solstice celebration produced by Anchorage Downtown Partnership (ADP) on Saturday June 17 from 12noon-6pm. This is a grand celebration that also includes the Hero Games (a competition by Alaska first responder teams) for downtown for residents and tourists. Last year it was attended by nearly 10,000 people. ADP has set aside the space on 4th in front of the shop for the corn hole and the D street crosswalk as the mushers corner. I have attached 2 flyers on the event.
Beth and I felt that this would be a great opportunity not only having the Rondy Store open but possibly have corn hole tournaments outside of our door but also featuring our Alaska Hall of Fame inducted event with a display that featured mushers, dogs, sleds and if technology will allow play ‘The Race’ CD. We need your help in making our vision a success. Can you help with the mushers corner with asking a couple of mushers (would be great to have Juniors / mushing families featured) and arranging for the sleds, summer training carts and whatever needs for the Mushers corner? We will have access to 4th ave by 10a for any set up needs but need to be ready by 11:45am. The event ends at 6pm and is conducted rain or shine.
In 1949 the Alaskan Sled Dog and Racing Association (ASDRA) was formed to promote and preserve the great Alaskan tradition of dog mushing.
The non-profit club puts on internationally recognized races from January 1 through the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous in February of each year. Race fees and trail fees are used to maintain the club trailhead facilities and groom the trails in Far North Bicentennial Park. The 20 miles of trail known as Tozier Track begins and ends at a 10-acre trailhead site owned by ASDRA.
A strong junior mushing program provides education and winter recreation for mushers from 4 to 17 years. Members sponsor events sharing their sport with the community and tourists.