The Yukon Quest will help kick off the symposium on Friday with a rookie workshop. The workshop, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, is strongly recommended for all rookies of the 2010 Yukon Quest (regardless of experience with other 1000-mile races!), but all future rookies are welcome to join as well. Hear from veterans, veterinarians, and race staff how to train, prepare for and run this challenging sled dog race. Call 907-452-7954 (fax: 907-452-7959) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to RSVP.