At Thursday night’s mushers meeting, 10 teams signed up to run the 26th Bogus Creek 150 sled dog race. With the trail change this year the Bogus mushers decided to designate a drop dog zone right outside of Akiachak for the return trip to the finish line, about halfway between Bethel and the first official checkpoint of Tuluksak. The drop dog zone will allow handlers to take drop dogs from the mushers but it is not a food drop spot. Mushers chose their starting positions last night:
You can hear the entire Kuskokwim 300 and Bogus Creek 150 races 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 coverage times will be dependent on the conditions of the trail and the speed of the dog teams. One thing that won’t change is our hourly updates near the top of every hour. Continue reading
KYUK is proud and excited to announce two new attractions to our 2014 K300 coverage.
Do you think you know the team has what it takes to win this year’s K300? Do you think you know which local musher will finish the best in this year’s race?
Put that knowledge to the test by clicking the links below to participate!
K300 Champion Challenge- Pick who you think will win the 2014 K300
Best In the West Challenge- Pick who you think will be the 2014 Best In the West
*Winners receive a K300 DVD prize-package from KYUK. Winners will be announced following the conclusion of the 2014 Kuskokwim 300*
Mike Williams Sr., age 61, of Akiak
The 35th annual K300 sled dog race starts tomorrow in Bethel. Mike Williams Sr. of Akiak probably knows the K300 trail better than any musher in the race this year. He’s run it 25 times.
Myron Angstman, Chair of the K300 Race Committee.
There will be a new K300 race trail this year. The first 50 miles will head over the tundra to Tuluksak instead of following the river. Myron Angstman is the Chair of the K300 board and a past champion of the race. He says even with the recent snowfall, the trail won’t change at this point. It’s just too late to remark it.
Isaac Underwood, 32, of Aniak received the 2013 K300 Sportsmanship Award.
Various awards were handed out at Monday night’s K300 musher’s banquet and awards ceremony. The racing organization announced Sandra Allen of Bethel as the winner of their $50,000 raffle. She was not present at the event, but they called and put her on speaker phone so the audience could hear her.
With nine wins, Jeff King is the most decorated K300 champion in the history of the race.
Jeff King already had more than twice as many K300 wins as anyone else. But, it would seem the 56-year-old musher from Denali Park wasn’t yet satisfied. He crossed the finish line, sealing his record ninth win.
Video: King and others at finish line.