Pete Kaiser races in the Kobuk 440

by Angela Denning-Barnes on April 11, 2013

Pete Kaiser, 25, of Bethel.

Pete Kaiser, 25, of Bethel.

Bethel musher, Pete Kaiser, is competing in the Kobuk 440 Sled Dog Race which starts today in Kotzebue. Kaiser won the race in 2011. There are 18 teams who signed up this year, including big names like Jeff King, Jake Berkowitz, and Hugh Neff.


Tony Browning is also running the race with Aaron Burmeister’s Dogs. He took second place at the K300 in Bethel this year.

The 440 mile race starts at 12:30 today and will end sometime Sunday morning. The race route takes teams through several communities to Kobuk and then loops back to Kotzebue. The longest distance between checkpoints is 85 miles.

The race features a 12-dog limit, a mass start, and a purse of $50,000. It pays to 15 places with first taking $12,000.

The Kobuk 440 website is here. You can closely follow the progress of the race through GPS trackers there.

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