WHAT: Meet Jamaican musher Newton Marshall and training dogs from the Jamaica Dog Sled Team at the Oct. 9-11 Adventures in Travel Expo. Experience the thrill of a Dog Sled Ride and find out how he is training to compete in Alaska’s snowy, cold Iditarod in March 2010 while residing in his tropical home of Jamaica.
WHEN: Friday, October 9 – Media Day
6:00 am – 9:00 am (open to trade and press only)
Saturday, October 10
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 11
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Jamaica Booth 454
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center: 11 Ave & 34 St.
WHO: Jamaican Musher Newton Marshall of the Jamaica Dog Team,
Jamaica Tourist Board Representatives
WHY: Hear more about the Jamaica Dog Sled Team and their quest for the Iditarod race in 2010. Discover how a musher in a tropical paradise prepares for The Last Great Race. He practices with very special rescued sled dogs, has the support of superstar Jimmy Buffett, and has three-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey as a coach! The Jamaica Dog Sled Team practices with dogs rescued from the streets of Kingston or from the Jamaican Society for Prevention of Cruelty of Animals (JSPCA).