KYUK is profiling local mushers leading up to this year’s Kuskokwim 300. Bethel’s Pete Kaiser has been prepping for the Kuskokwim 300 in Nenana for the last two months, where he said he was able to have uninterrupted training.
Paul Gebhardt’s sled dog crosses the finish line in the sled in the 2012 K300. Photo by Mike Martz
You can experience the entire Kuskokwim 300, Bogus Creek 150 and Akiak Dash unfold from start to finish and all checkpoints in-between this weekend on KYUK 640 AM and here at kyuk.org. As race fans know, our coverage times will be dependent on the conditions on the trail. One thing that won’t change is our hourly updates near the top of every hour.
KYUK K300 Weekend Race Coverage Schedule
Friday, January 16
Bogus Creek 150: Pre-race coverage live from the starting line.
Start/Finish Line of the Kuskokwim 300. Photo courtesy of www.K300.org
It’s ten days before the first musher leaves the chute and Zach Fansler, race manager for the Kuskokwim 300, Bogus Creek 150 and Akiak Dash, took time out of his busy schedule for an hour long chat with KYUK’s Rybo Shore about this year’s event.
The Kuskokwim 300 starts on January 16th in Bethel. See a full schedule of the week’s events here.
Napaskiak’s Jackie Larson won the 2014 Holiday Classic sled dog race. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.
In this year’s first Kuskokwim sled dog race, Napaskiak’s Jackie Larson won the warm 46-mile Holiday Classic, making it two in a row. Behind leaders Bessie and Lightening, Larson completed the course in three hours, and 47 minutes, which was seven minutes in front of Akiak’s Mike Williams Junior. Third place went to Cukayuk Olick of Kwethluk, fourth to Brian Berube running Hoffman kennel dogs, and fifth to Bill Eisenbart. Read more →
The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race has announced the first 17 mushers for next January’s race. Lance Mackey is back in Bethel as he begins his next comeback to the sport of mushing. Mackey, who’s best K300 finish is third place, has vowed to return until he wins first place in the the world’s highest paying mid-distance race, and third highest paying annual race overall.
Repeat champions Martin and Rohn Buser are also in the field, along with 2011 champion Paul Gebhardt. DeeDee Jonrowe returns to the YK Delta, along with Joar Ulsom, Ken Anderson, Aaron Burmeister, and Tony Browning. Read more →