20 January 2012

K300 Sled Dog Race, Bethel, Alaska

K300 official website

The 32nd Annual Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race is tonight at 6:30pm, Bethel, Alaska time. Additionally, the Bogus Creek 150 and Akiak Dash races will kick off this weekend. For those of you unfamiliar, the K300 is a qualifying race for the Iditarod race that goes from Anchorage to Nome (1100 miles). A couple of mushers that will be here have already won the Iditarod (Lance Mackey, John Baker).

If you want to stay updated, you can visit the official website. This year the mushers will have GPS trackers, which should be fun to watch. Don't freak if you see them off trail, it happens.

You can call into headquarters at 907-543-3300 with questions or for updates. If you want to talk to me, I'll be volunteering there midnight to 4:00 a.m. Saturday night/Sunday morning. It's possible I'll extend my shift to 8:00 too.

Headquarters is open to the public. So, if you're in town come into the Long House to visit with us, see the leader board, buy raffle tickets (for $50,000), buy K300 paraphernalia, etc. Food donations are always welcomed too.

There's also a FaceBook page that will be updated with the local rumors.


K300 Sled Dog Race, Bethel, Alaska 2012 from Carey Steele on Vimeo.

This is all on the frozen Kuskokwim river, sometime betweek 6:30-7:00 p.m. Shot right when Lance Mackey was leaving. Just take these 18 seconds to bask in the sounds of excited dogs, snow machines, an announcer, spectators, passing cars, perhaps a river's sigh. No photo could communicate this unless you've been here.

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