Big news coming from the Yukon Quest, as they have announced that the purse will be increasing from last year.
The prize money will now be $125,000 split among the top 15 finishers, as the purse has increased for the third year in a row.
The official sign-up day is Saturday August 5th, as mushers will now prepare for the 2018 edition of the 1,000 mile International sled dog race.
Mushers can sign up online or at the two stations, in Fairbanks, from 12 to 2 PM, and at Whitehorse from 1 to 3 PM.
There is also an incentive to signing up on the 5th, as the mushers who do so are entered into a drawing for $1,300.
At both locations, fans will be able to meet with the mushers, while at Whitehorse there will also be the Yukon Quest Barkfest from 11 AM to 3 PM.
This will include a BBQ, contests, and a chance to meet the mushers.
The 2018 Yukon Quest will start February 3rd, so mark that on your calendar.