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December 17, 2012
The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee has moved the 2012 Holiday Classic to December 29th at 11:00 AM. The Holiday Classic is an annual 50 mile race open to any mushers and has a race purse of $6600. The official race trail will be announced closer to the date of the race. The extreme weather dates for the race are December 30th and January 1st. If you have any questions or would like more information about the Holiday Classic, please contact Zach Fansler at 907.545.3300.

December 13, 2012
The K300 is excited to announce that the field for the 2013 K300 is now at 22 mushers.  Joining this years field are Josh Cadzow, Cim Smyth, Scott Smith, Pete Kaiser, Lance Mackey, Richie Diehl, Mikhail Telpin and Joar Leifseth Ulsom.  Josh Cadzow returns to the YK Delta after a one year layoff to race in his second K300.  Josh previously finished 13th in 2011.  Cim Smyth returns to run in his 3rd K300.  Cim has multiple Tustumena 200 and Klondike 300 wins to his name.  Scott Smith returns to run in his second K300.  Scott finished eighth in last year's K300 and second in the Kobuk 440.  Local favorite Pete Kaiser joins the field for his fifth K300 run.  Pete finished a career best 3rd in 2011, and has previously won the Rookie of the Year Award (2009), the Best in the West Award (2009) and the Sportsmanship Award (2010).  Pete also won the inaugural Paul Johnson 450 and finished a career high fifth in last year's Iditarod.  Mushing legend Lance Mackey has also joined the field for this year's K300.  Lance will be racing in his fourth K300, and finished a career best third in 2010 when he won the Humanitarian Award.  Lance also is a four time champion in both the Iditarod and Yukon Quest and is the only musher in history to win both the Quest and the Iditarod in the same year.  Aniak musher Richie Diehl is the 20th musher to register for the 2013 K300.  Richie finished a career high fourth in last year's race and won the Best in the West Award.  Richie also placed third in the 2011 Sheep Mountain 150 and fourth in the inaugural Paul Johnson 450. Mikhail Telpin and Joar Leifseth Ulsom lend an international appeal to the 2013 K300.  Mikhail hails from Russia and is a former champion of the Nadezhda-Hope race and the Beringia race in Russia.  Joar hails from Norway and is the 2012 champion of the Nadezhda-Hope race and 2012 champion of the Chukotka Sprint Championship.  Josh, Cim, Scott, Pete, Lance, Richie, Mikhail and Joar join Ken Anderson, Aliy Zirkle, Allen Moore, Paul Gebhardt, Rohn Buser, Martin Buser, Ray Redington, Jr., Ramey Smyth, Tony Browning, Kristy Berington, Mike Williams, Jr., Mike Williams, Sr., Jeff King and Joe Garney in the 34th running of the famed K300.  The race starts on January 18, 2013.  Click here fore more information about all mushers.

December 10, 2012
The K300 is excited to announce that it will once again be hosting a basketball tournament running the week preceeding the 2013 K300.  The tournament will be held at the Gladys Jung Elementary and if available the Bethel Armory.  Registration will be open for 8 mens teams and 8 womens teams.  If more gym space is available the size of the tournament will expand.  The entry fee for the tournament is $200.  To register your team, please contact Zach Fansler at 545.3300.

December 3, 2012
Tickets are now being sold for the 2013 K300 $50,000 raffle!  The K300 raffle is a winner take all raffle in which one lucky entrant will win $50,000.  This is the largest raffle in all of Alaska.  Only 5000 tickets will be sold.  Tickets cost $25 for 1 or a book of 5 can be bought for $100.  Tickets are available in Bethel from the K300 Merchandise Booth, Angstman Law Office, Crowley, ID Variety and Northern Air Cargo.  Tickets are available in Aniak from Roxanne Longpre, in Anchorage from Gold Rush Liquor and in Fairbanks from Cold Spot Feeds.  Tickets are available statewide by calling 907.545.7500.  The drawing will be held January 21, 2013 at the conclusion of the K300 banquet.  You need not be present to win.  All proceeds benefit the Kuskokwim 300, Gaming Permit #18.

November 26, 2012
The 2013 K300 field has grown to 14 official mushers with the addition of eight time champion Jeff King and Joe Garnie! The K300 is pleased to welcome back fan favorite Jeff King to the world's premier middle distance dog sled race. Jeff is the all time winningest musher in K300 history, having won the race a record 8 times (1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2006). Jeff has finished second four times (1994, 1996, 1998, 2007) and third twice (2000 and 2009). All told, Jeff has raced in 18 K300's and has never finished worse than 8th. Jeff has also won the Iditarod four times, and the Yukon Quest once. Veteran musher Joe Garnie returns to the K300 after a 12 year layoff. Joe first ran the K300, 30 years ago in 1983. That year Joe placed third. Joe would go on to finish third in the 1988 and be awarded the prestigious Sportsmanship award. Joe has mushed in the 300 six times. Joe has also raced in the Iditarod 17 times finishing second in 1986 and third in 1984. Joe has also run the Yukon Quest and numerous other middle distance sled dog races.

November 20, 2012
The field for the 2013 K300 has officially expanded to 12!  The seventh entrant in this year's field is Ray Redington, Jr.  of Wasilla, AK.  Ray is entering his fourth K300 and finished a career high 6th in 2012.  Also joining this year's field is Ramey Smyth.  Ramey hails from Willow, AK and is the 1995 champion of the K300.  This will be Ramey's eighth appearance in Alaska's premier middle distance dog sled race.  The ninth entrant in this year's K300 is Tony Browning.  Tony is from Nenana and will be racing in his ninth K300.  Tony will be racing for Aaron Burmeister's Flat Dog Kennels.  Also joining this year's race is Kristy Berington.  Kristy will be racing in her first ever K300 and is a veteran of numerous races including the Iditarod and Yukon Quest.  Kristy will be racing for Morning View Kennel.  The eleventh and twelfth entrants in this year's field are perennial local favorites Mike Williams, Jr and Mike Williams, Sr.!  Mike Williams, Sr. will be racing in his 22nd career K300.  Mike Sr. finished a career best 5th in the 2002 K300.  Mike Williams, Jr. will be racing in his seventh K300.  Mike Jr. finished second in 2011 race finishing a mere one minute behind race winner Paul Gebhardt.  Ray, Ramey, Tony, Kristy, Mike Sr. and Mike Jr. join Ken Anderson, Aliy Zirkle, Allen Moore, Paul Gebhardt, Rohn Buser and Martin Buser for this year's K300.   The K300 starts on Friday, January 18th, 2013 at 6:30 PM.  

November 6, 2012
Six mushers have officially registered for the 2013 K300. Registering first is Ken Anderson of Fox, Alaska. Ken will be mushing in his fourth K300 and finished a career high fourth in 2009. Ken owns and races for Windy Creek Kennels. Registering second and third for this year's K300 are Aliy Zirkle and Allen Moore. Aliy has previously raced in the K300 in 2006 and 2007 and finished 2nd in the 2012 Iditarod. The 2013 K300 will mark Allen's first ever trip to the YK Delta to race. Allen is a three time winnner of the Copper Basin 300 and finished 2nd in last year's Yukon Quest by a mere 26 seconds. Registering fourth is Paul Gebhardt. Paul is the 2011 K300 champion and finished third in the 2012 K300. Paul also has finished 2nd in the Iditarod in 2000 and 2007. Registering fifth and sixth are Rohn and Martin Buser. Rohn enters this year's race as the defending champion, finishing last year's race at an elapsed time of 41 hours, 12 minutes and 2 seconds. Martin is a two time winner of the K300 and holds the race record with an elapsed time of 37 hours, 4 minutes and 0 seconds. Martin is also a four time champion of the Iditarod. Stay tuned for more updates regarding entrants into the 2013 K300!

October 28, 2012
The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee has voted to raise the purse for all of its sponsored races for the 2013 Race Season!  The total race purse for each race will be raised a uniform 10% across the board.  "While most races are holding steady or even lowering their race purses, the K300 has once again bucked the trends by raising our purse" stated race manager Zach Fansler.  The purse will raise 10% over the entire field of each race including the Kuskokwim 300, Bogus Creek 150 and Akiak Dash.  Furthermore, race purses will be raised for the K300 Holiday Race, the K300 Camp-out Classic, and the Junior Classic.  The 10% raise will apply to each position.

October 21, 2012
The K300 will once again be selling bales of straw to mushers and the general public.  The bales weigh approximately 65-70 pounds and are available for $50.  If you have are interested in purchasing  straw, please contact Zach Fansler at 907.545.3300.

October 13, 2012
The K300 Race Committee has announced the complete schedule for the upcoming 2013 racing season. This year the K300 Holiday Race is scheduled for Saturday, December 22 with and alternate date of December 29 in the event of extreme weather. As previously announced, the Kuskokwim 300 and the Bogus Creek 150 will start on Friday, January 18, 2013. The Akiak Dash will run on Saturday, January 19, 2013. The K300 Camp-Out Race will be run on Saturday, March 9, 2013, the K300 Junior Classic will run on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, and the K300 Sponsor Race will be run on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

April 20, 2012
The 2012 K300 Volunteer Party will be held Saturday, May 5 2012!  The party is open to all K300 volunteers.  Come enjoy an afternoon of food, beverages, games, prizes  and fun as we take this opportunity to honor all of our K300 volunteers!  The party will be held at the Bethel Lion's Club and will start at 1:30 PM.  The party will run until 5:30.  If you have any questions or would like more information - please contact Zach Fansler at 545.3300 or at k300@alaska.com.  

April 13, 2012
The 2012 Sponsor Race is in the books! This year's race featured six representatives from K300 sponsors. Mitchell Pete, representing Crowley, finished first. Mitchell's team was provided by Bev Hoffman and John McDonald. Finishing second was Colleen Laraux. Colleen represented Donlin Gold and raced a dog team provided by the Klejka Family. Finishing third was Jarod "J-Rod" Crume representing Ryan Air. J-Rod raced a team provided by Myron Angstman and Old Friendly Dog Farm. Maryanne Boreen, representing Bill Ingaldson, Attorney at Law and Angstman Law Office finished fourth. Maryanne raced a second team provided by Myron Angstman and Old Friendly Dog Farm. Finishing fifth was Katie Lamb. Katie represented YKHC and raced a second team supplied by Bev Hoffman and John McDonald. Finishing in sixth place was Robert Lucas. Robert raced a team owned by Casie Stockdale and represented Ryan Air/NAC. A HUGE THANKS to all of our sponsors for an all they do! Without our sponsors, the K300, Bogus Creek 150, Akiak Dash and other races would not be possible. And also a huge thanks to Myron Angstman, Old Friendly Dog Farm, Casie Stockdale, Bev Hoffman and John McDonald, and the Klejka Family for providing their dog teams on this beautiful Friday afternoon.

April 11, 2012
Cukayak Olick has won the 2012 Junior Classic! Cuki paced the field in the race from the mouth of the small boat harbor to Hoffman Fish Camp and back. Cuki finished the 18 mile course with an overall time of 1 hour, 45 minutes and 56 seconds and won $250. Joan Klejka finished second with a time of 2 hours and 32 seconds taking home $200. Last year's winner, Elden Westdahl, finished third at 2 hours, 1 minute and 6 seconds, earning $150. Kyle Jones finished fourth with an overall time of 2 hours, 18 minutes and 30 seconds and won $100. Congratulatons to all the mushers and a HUGE thank you to the Hoffman's for donating their fish camp and Crowley for donating the food for this great event! The K300 race committee looks forward to seeing everyone this Friday for the 2012 sponsor race.

April 5, 2012
The dates and times for the 2012 Junior Classic and 2012 Sponsor Race have been determined! The 2012 Junior Classic will be held Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00. The race will start at the mouth of the small boat harbor and run to Hoffman Fish Camp and back. The 2012 Sponsor Race will be held Friday, April 13 also at 6:00. The Sponsor race will run around the island and provides a chance for representatives of K300 sponsors to come out and experience the fun of mushing! Come out and support both of these races next week! Please note that the running of these races is dependent upon weather and trail conditions. For more information, please call Zach Fansler at 545.3300.

April 1, 2012
The 2012 Camp Out race is in the books! Gilbert Phillip took home first place earning a prize of $1500. Jessica Klejka finished second and Bogus Creek 150 Winner Jen Peeks took home third place. Myron Angstman finished fourth, followed by Brian Berube, Casie Stockdale, Steve Olive and Justin Brant. A special thanks to all the campers and participants!

March 26, 2012
The 2012 Camp-Out Race has been rescheduled for this weekend, March 31-April 1! The race starts Saturday at the mouth of the small boat harbor at 11 am. Eight dog limit, and the teams travel non-competitively to a camp about 44 miles up the Gweek. The teams then race home Sunday, starting at 11 am. There is no entry fee, and a $7,500 purse. You can obtain race rules at Angstman Law Office. For more information please call Zach Fansler at 545.3300.

March 5, 2012
The K300 Race Committee has set a prize purse of $7500 for the 2012 Camp-Out Race! The 2012 Camp Out Race will be held Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11. This year's race will run apporximately 44 miles up the Gweek. Musher's should meet at the mouth of the small boat harbor at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 10 to head out to camp. Musher's will race back Sunday morning at 11:00. All musher's are invited to join us for this yearly event! For more information, please call Zach Fansler at 545.3300.

March 5, 2012
The K300 announces the start to the 2013 Logo Design Contest! The K300 will be holding its annual logo design competition and everyone is invited to participate! To enter, simply design a logo for the 2013 K300. The winner of the contest will become the official logo for the 2013 K300 and will appear on 2013 race t-shirts, sweatshirts, pins and more! The winner will also receive $100 and a free t-shirt bearing his or her logo! To enter, simply email your entry to k300@alaska.com; mail it to PO Box 3001, Bethel, AK 99559; drop it off at Angstman Law Office; or give it to Zach Fansler. The winning design will be voted on during the K300 volunteer party. Entries must be received by May 1, 2012. If you would like more information, please call Zach Fansler at 545.3300.

February 3, 2012
The K300 Race Committee Announces Date for 2012 Camp Out Race! The 2012 Camp Out Race will be held Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11. All musher's are invited to join us for this yearly event! Mushers and their teams leave Bethel on Saturday and head out to camp. Mushers wake up Sunday morning and race back to Bethel. Stay Tuned for more information!

February 3, 2012
K300 Race Committee Announces Date for 2013 Kuskokwim 300! The 2013 running of the Kuskokwim 300 has been set for Friday, January 18, 2013 at 6:30! 2013 will mark the 34th running of the world's premiere middle distance dog sled race. The 2013 Bogus Creeek 150 will also start on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 5:00 PM. The 2013 Akiak Dash will start on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM.

February 3, 2012
Straw for Sale. The K300 has approximately 40 bales of extra straw for sale. To purchase straw please contact Zach Fansler at 907.545.3300 or send him an email to k300@alaska.com.

February 3, 2012
In 2012, the K300 held it's first ever Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament. Ryan Air took home the championship in the men's division and BeThe1 took home first place honors in the women's division. GCI won the Men's Sportsmanship Trophy and Toksook Bay won the Women's Sportsmanship Trophy. Congrats to all our participants.

January 25, 2012
The 2012 K300 $50,000 Raffle has a winner! This year's winner of the $50,000 raffle is Carmen Brown of Aniak, AK. Carmen purchased her ticket in Aniak from Roxanne Longpre. Congratulations to Carmen and thanks to everyone for their support of this year's K300 Raffle

January 16, 2012
It's race week for the K300! The World's Premier Middle Distance Dog Sled Race will start in less than 5 day! To prepare for this amazing race check out our new links throughout the website including our new history pages for the K300, Bogus Creek 150 and Akiak Dash. Help us make the website better by emailing us at k300@alaska.com with any broken links or comments you might have. Join in our celebration of our race by coming to the K300 Concert this Wednesday, January 18th at the Cultural Center. Click here for a complete schedule of events for Race Week.

January 2, 2012
The 2012 K300 Field has grown to 19 mushers! Local musher, Richie Diehl, has joined this years field. Richie finished 2011 by taking 3rd place in the 2011 Sheep Mountain 150. Louie Ambrose of St. Michael has also joined the field for this year's race. Louie is veteren of the Norton Sound Portage, the Sheep Mountain 150 and the Gin Gin 200. Please click here for a complete list of all mushers now entered as well as background information on all mushers.

December 30, 2011
With the January 1, 2012 early-bird entry fee deadline looming, the field for this year's K300 has expanded dramtically. Seventeen mushers are now officially registered for what may turn out to be one of the most hotly contested races in K300 history. This year's field includes some of the most accomplished dog mushers in the history of the sport. In recent days the field has expanded to include 1995 K300 Champ Ramey Smyth, Aaron Burmeister, Scott Smith, Ray Redington, Jr., Cim Smyth, 2010 K300 Champ John Baker and Pete Kaiser. Please click here for a complete list of all mushers now entered as well as background information on all mushers.

December 26, 2011
Mike Williams, Jr. of Akiak has taken home first place in the 2011 K300 Holiday Classic! Mike finished the 47 mile course in an elapsed time of 3 hours, 26 minutes and 33 seconds. Mike takes home $1200 for his effort. Finishing on Mike's heels was Peter Keiser of Bethel. Peter finished with an elapsed time of 3 hours, 35 minutes and 50 seconds. Jessica Keljka of Bethel took third place with an elapsed time of 3 hours, 37 minuts and 48 seconds.
Please click here for complete results from the 2011 Holiday Race.

December 21, 2011
The K300 is pleased to announce the addition of local musher, Mike Williams, Jr. to this years K300 field!  Mike finished second in last year's K300, finishing a mere 1 minute behind champion Paul Gebhardt.  This will be Mike's sixth K300. Mike is a two time recipient of the Best in the West Award, winning it in 2010 and 2011. Mike is a two time finisher of the Iditarod, and has also competed in the Bogus Creek 150, the Akiak Dash, the Kobuk 440 and many local sprint races. Mike joins his father, Mike Williams, Sr. in this year's field.  This year the K300 will feature two father-son tandems including the Williams' and Martin and Rohn Buser. providing the K300 with not one, but two father-son racing tandems.  One month out, 10 mushers have now officially signed up for this year's race including Lance Mackey, Paul Gebhardt, Isaac Underwood, Ken Anderson, Kathleen Holden and Chuck Schaeffer.

December 12, 2011
The field for the 2012 Kuskokwim 300 has grown to nine mushers! This year's mushers include (in order of sign-up) 1. Lance Mackey, 2. Paul Gebhardt, 3. Martin Buser, 4. Rohn Buser, 5. Isaac Underwood, 6. Ken Anderson, 7. Kathleen Holden, 8. Mike Williams, Sr. and 9. Chuck Schaeffer. This year's field includes former champions of the K300 and Iditarod, several experienced veteran dog mushers and two K300 rookies. For more information on all of the racers please click here.

December 5, 2011
The date for the 2011 Holiday Race has been Set! This year, the holiday race will be run on Monday, December 26 starting at 11:00 AM. The race will start on the river at the mouth of the small boat harbor. In the case of extreme weather the race will be run on Saturday, December 31 at 11:00 AM. If you have any questions please call Zach Fansler at 907.545.3300.

November 11, 2011
Buy your $50,000 winner-take-all raffle tickets today! Proceeds benefit the K300!
For complete information on purchasing tickets visit our Raffle Page!

November 7, 2011
Gebhardt to Defend K300 Race Title! The K300 is pleased to announce that the 2011 champion of the K300, Paul Gebhardt, will return to defend his title in the 2012 race! Last year, Paul won the K300 with an overall elapsed time of 39 hours, 17 minutes and 20 seconds. Paul's 2011 victory was the second closest finish in the history of the K300. Paul first raced the K300 in 1999 and is a nine-time finisher of the K300. Paul is also a veteran of the Iditarod and Kobuk 440 as well as numerous other dog sled races.

November 1, 2011
Mackey first to register for the K300! The K300 is pleased to announce that veteran musher Lance Mackey is the first musher to register for the 2012 K300! Lance first raced the K300 in 2007 finishing 8th. Most recently, Lance finished 3rd in the 2010 K300 and was awarded the Humanitarian Award. Lance s career highlights include four consecutive wins in the Iditarod (2007-2010) as well as four consecutive Yukon Quest victories (2005-2008).

September 19, 2011
The K300 will be sponsoring a booth at the K9 Athlete Symposium this Saturday, September 24. The symposium runs all day and is located in Willow, AK. If you are in the Willow area this weekend, stop by our booth to say hello, learn more about the K300, buy merchandise or sign up to participate in the 2012 K300! We look forward to seeing everyone this Saturday! The symposium is sponsored by the Willow Dog Mushers Association - for more information please go to www.willowdogmushers.org.

August 31, 2011
Race Committee President Myron Angstman released the following statement for website publication: The Kuskokwim 300 is back on track. Zach Fansler arrived August 24th after flying all night and spent all day digging through files and the computer to learn what he could about managing the race. A few more days of the same effort resulted in an assessment that there are problem areas, but nothing that appears to be insurmountable. The board members met this week and were presented with a summary of the problem areas, but the consensus was full speed ahead for the 2012 race Zach obviously understands the importance of his job. I think the community can expect good things from the race comittee.

One of the first items of business on the agenda was merchandise sales. Volunteers are needed for Saturday market sales. If interested, call Zach at 545-3300. The committee also is seeking a replacement for board member Crystal Mowbray. If you want to take part, please call.

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