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National Guard members resting at the Tuluksak checkpoint inside the Tuluksak school. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

National Guard members resting at the Tuluksak checkpoint inside the Tuluksak school. (Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.)

Throughout the night and into the early morning, dozens of cameo clad men spread across the frozen Tuluksak checkpoint. When a headlamp appeared in the distance, they sprang into action. Read more →

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2016 Kuskokwim 300 race start. (Photo by Dean Swope/ KYUK)

Over half the K300 mushers have passed through the Aniak checkpoint, passing the race’s halfway point. According to the K300 live gps tracking, Brent Sass is leading the competition in first position, followed 14 miles behind by last year’s champion Pete Kaiser. Read more →

Bogus Creek 150 Jackie Larson poses with two of his race dogs. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Bogus Creek 150 Jackie Larson poses with two of his race dogs. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Jackie Larson and his dog team has won the Bogus Creek 150 for the second year in a row. Larson and his 10 winning dogs from last year ran past the finish line at 10:34 a.m., completing Larson’s fifth Bogus Creek 150 and winning his third championship title.
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Bogus Creek 150 race start. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Bogus Creek 150 race start. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

After over 30 years of mushing, John George and his team took second in the Bogus Creek 150, crossing the line at 11:29 a.m. He’s a race veteran, taking first in the Bogus in 2002 and first in the Akiak Dash in 2010. This year he finished almost an hour after this year’s champion, Napaskiak’s Jackie Larson.
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Akiak Dash Start- 2013. Photo by Chris Pike/KYUK.

Akiak Dash Start- 2013. Photo by Chris Pike/KYUK.

Eleven Mushers from across the Kuskokwim have signed up to compete in the Akiak Dash. The Dash is the shortest race out of three throughout Kuskokwim 300 weekend, but at $15,000 it boasts a big sprint race purse.
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Icy trails caused race officials to re-route the trail this year but hard, slippery trails are still challenging racers. Photo Chris Pike/KYUK.

After five Bogus Creek 150 mushers had sledded into the Tuluksak checkpoint, one musher walked in on foot. Victoria Hardwick of Colville, WA, had lost her team.

“I ran into a chunk of ice and slammed into my sled and wasn’t able to hold on. So it kinda just hit the sled real hard, and the dogs got over it and kept moving,” Hardwick said, “and I didn’t make it.”
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Start of the 2016 Bogus Creek. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Start of the 2016 Bogus Creek. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

The Bogus Creek 150 has begun, as three rookies and five veteran mushers compete for the first place prize of $6,300.

Participants will take a sharp turn off the river after the first mile, then begin a 50-mile trail on the tundra toward the Tuluksak checkpoint. Afterward, they’ll head 25 miles up to Bogus Creek and then back.

But for this year’s trail, there will only be two checkpoints, instead of three.
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The start of the K300 race. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

The start of the K300 race. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Twenty-five mushers and 300 dogs, respectively, have all left the shute in the 37th annual Kuskokwim 300 Race.
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Bogus Creek 150 Musher's Meeting. (Photo by Chris Pike.)

Bogus Creek 150 Musher’s Meeting. (Photo by Chris Pike.)

Eight mushers and their teams will dash out of the chute today for the Bogus Creek 150. The teams will travel about a half-mile before taking a sharp turn and swerving off the river to start a 50-mile overland trail to the Tuluksak checkpoint where the trail will reconnect with the Kuskokwim River.

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