Lekkarod 2018 is over, Heia Lekkarod 2019 !
This final message is here to thank all the people who make, and will make, Lekkarod and its philosophy possible: our 48 volunteers staff of course, but also all the handlers, whithout whom the mushers would not be able to do anything during such a race, the mushers who rewarded us with their smiles and nice words, all the partners that help us set up Lekkarod, including the people of the ski resorts who provide us the trails and much more, and moreover the DOGS ! They are the base of our daily thoughts, and all of us simply love them.
A great stuff this year, beside the modest help we provide to the Curie Institute: Lekkarod’s action with Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque will allow this foundation to save a child by flying him or her to France so that he/she can get the requested heart surgery ! This is a fact, not only a dream, and next year we will of course try to do much better, thanks to all of you.
2019 will see a 4th edition of Lekkarod mid march, but our club will also organise, in the name of FFST, the IFSS world championships (29/01 to 02/02) in Bessans and Bonneval. first time this major event comes to France, and it makes me remeber I had the luck to act as Chief Veterinarian for the 1st IFSS WC in Sils, Switzerland, during the winter 1990 !
See you soon, on our side we start working tomorrow on these 2019 races !
Dominique Grandjean, Chairman of Lekkarod