At 2:00 PM on Saturday, 17 teams will take to the trail in the 65 mile Akiak Dash. Racers will begin with a mass start in the same location where the K300 began today, on the river in Bethel. They will follow the K300 trail upriver to Akiak. Mushers will loop around the big island just below Akiak and then return on the same trail.
Dashers will see one very big change this year - there will be no checkpoint and no 1-hour layover at Akiak. Mushers are required to attend a brief musher meeting at 1:00 PM at the start line.
Full Race Rules available here.
Follow the action at https://www.k300.org/akiakdash
Finally, here's the race roster with bib numbers: