K300

After months of dirt, ice, and bare ground, the recent snowfall means it’s time again for sled dog racing on the Y-K Delta. The K300 race manager is Zach Fansler.
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Kristy Berington, 29, Kasilof

Kristy Berington, 29, Kasilof

The K300 banquet and awards ceremony took place in Bethel last night. Kristy Berington of Kasilof took home two prestigious awards. One was the “Humanitarian Award” for the good care she took of her dog team. She also received the “Sportsmanship Award” which is voted on by other mushers for helping to stop Mike William Sr.’s run-away dog team.
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Mike Williams Jr., 28 of Akiak, finished this years Kuskokwim 300 in 11th place.  Photo by Chris Pike

Mike Williams Jr., 28 of Akiak, finished this years Kuskokwim 300 in 11th place. Photo by Chris Pike

Mike Williams Junior arrived in Bethel in 11th place at about 3:00 Sunday afternoon.

Williams tells KYUK’s Sophie Evan that there was a lot of water and rough ice along the 300 mile trail.
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Pete Kaiser, 26 of Bethel, mushes his dogs towards the finish line of the Kuskokwim 300.  Photo by Chris Pike

Pete Kaiser, 26 of Bethel, mushes his dogs towards the finish line of the Kuskokwim 300. Photo by Chris Pike

Bethel’s Pete Kaiser earned his third Best in the West award by finishing eighth in this year’s Kuskokwim 300. He battled Fairbanks musher and seventh’s place finisher, Ken Anderson on the 50-mile trail from Tuluksak into Bethel.
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