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.