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Reviving the Babe Southwick Memorial Race

Cindy Hawkins greets a sled dog after competing at the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

The dogs yap, pulling at their lines as they dig into the sparsely snow-covered ground.

With a bit of speed, their ears flop back as tongues roll out the sides of their toothy grins.

They depart and arrive at the same clearing, bookending a 13- or 7.5-mile run on the Ibex Valley trails at the Babe Southwick Memorial Race.

Named for Destruction Bay musher Babe Southwick, the memorial race celebrates the Rendezvous spirit and remembers the colourful woman who died unexpectedly in 1965 at the Sourdough Rendezvous dog races.

Full story here.

Mandy Johnson races during the 10-dog-10-mile sled event at the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Mandy Johnson races during the 10-dog-10-mile sled event at the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Mandy Johnson races during the 10-dog-10-mile sled event at the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Mandy Johnson races during the 10-dog-10-mile sled event at the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Armin Johnson races during the 10-dog-10-mile sled event at the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Armin Johnson races during the 10-dog-10-mile sled event at the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Ron Peebles races during the 10-dog-10-mile sled event at the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Ron Peebles races during the 10-dog-10-mile sled event at the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Cindy Hawkins greets a sled dog after competing at the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Cindy Hawkins greets a sled dog after competing at the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Teams take part in the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Teams take part in the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

A sled dog gets harnessed up during the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

A sled dog gets harnessed up during the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Teams take part in the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Teams take part in the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

A handler guides a team to the start line during the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

A handler guides a team to the start line during the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

A skijorer waits to start the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

A skijorer waits to start the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Maxine Aerts takes part in the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

Maxine Aerts takes part in the Babe Southwick Memorial race on Feb.18, 2017 outside Whitehorse. Photo by Marissa Tiel

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