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100 Mile Challenge Sled Dog Race Set For Saturday

Feb 15, 2017

Lewis Pavilla competes in the 2017 Holiday Classic sled dog race.
Credit Katie Basile / KYUK

Sled dogs hit the trail again this weekend.

The 100 Mile Challenge sled dog race sponsored by the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race Committee begins Saturday, February 18 at 9 a.m. outside the Bethel Small Boat Harbor.

The trail races past the Kisaralik to Akiachak and down the Gweek River, where mushers will take a two-hour mandatory layover before returning to Bethel by the same trail. The race holds a 10-dog limit and a $20,000 purse. Kuskokwim 300 mile holders over the age of 16 can show up the day of the race to compete.