Kuskokwim 300

by Chris Ho on September 1, 2010

Considered to be Alaska’s best mid-distance dog sled race, the Kuskokwim 300 follows an old mail route from the lower Kuskokwim River community of Bethel to the middle Kuskokwim River community of Aniak and back covering a distance of approximately 300 miles. 

The Kuskokwim 300 draws many of the world’s best professional long distance dog team racers eager to test their dogs and themselves against some of the most challenging conditions the sport has to offer.

The Kuskokwim 300: A Race Like No Other
30 Minutes        2010
Deep in the Alaskan Bush, the top dog mushers in the world compete for one of the biggest purses in dog racing. But when menacing weather threatens to cancel the race, mushers have more than just the competition standing in their way to victory. Shot during the 2009 running of the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race, The Kuskokwim 300: A Race Like No Other takes you behind the scenes, as Jeff King, Martin Buser, Mitch Seavy, and other top mushers battle each other and the elements in one of the most unpredictable races in the world.
English $20 (DVD)

The Kuskokwim 300: 25 Years and Running
20 Minutes 2004
Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race founder and Bethel dog musher Myron Angstman recalls the race’s origins and highlights on the 25th anniversary of one of Alaska’s premiere dog team racing events.
English $20 (DVD)

The Fastest Trail
30 Minutes        1993
Jeff King and Susan Butcher lead a field of top dog mushers in the 1992 Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race, a race with ideal conditions that saw King win in the fastest time ever run by a dog team over 300 miles.
English $20 (DVD)

The Toughest Trail
30 Minutes        1991
Despite a field of champion mushers, including five time Iditarod champion Rick Swenson, the 1991 Kuskokwim 300 was a year of upsets.  As dogs set out on a rock hard, icy trail, mushers dubbed it the ‘Kusko-Slip 300″. Three days later, as dogs waded their way home through waist deep water, they called it the “Kusko-Swim 300″. The always unpredictable Kusko 300 lived up to its reputation as one of the most challenging mid-distance sled dog races in Alaska.
English $20 (DVD))

Racing the Wind
30 Minutes        1983
In January 1983, after a grueling 3 day trek across the frozen Kuskokwim River Delta, two mushers raced to the finish line of the Kuskokwim 300 Dog Sled Race separated by only a few seconds. One of the most exciting dogsled racing videos ever made.
English $20 (DVD)

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