15 teams are poised to face-off in the Bogus Creek 150 which will start at 3:00 PM this Saturday, February 10th. They are competing for a total purse of $75,000, paid to the top 15 finishers. 2023 Bogus Creek Champion Raymond Alexie will attempt to defend his title against a field that includes 5 other past Bogus Creek champs (Father Alexander Larson, Pete Kaiser, Richie Diehl, Mike Williams Jr, and Jason Pavila).
Racers will run the route followed by 2024 K300 racers, traveling upriver from Bethel on the Kuskokwim, then continuing up the Gweek River. About 20 miles from the start, the trail leaves the Gweek for the overland route towards Tuluksak. Due to dangerous conditions on Little Bogus Creek the trail bypasses the village of Tuluksak and will stay on the Kusko until racers enter Big Bogus Creek. From there they'll follow the normal route to the Bogus Creek Checkpoint, where they will take a mandatory 4 hour rest before returning home on the same trail.
The race will begin with a mass start on the Kuskokwim River in Bethel above the mouth of the small boat harbor. Spectators, the forecast calls for a fairly mild day so we hope to see many of you out there. If you can't make it there are other ways to follow the race...
Tune in to livestreams presented by KYUK at the start and finish and from our own volunteers at the Bogus Creek checkpoint.
All Bogus Creek 150 mushers will have GPS trackers during the race - follow them here.
As always, KYUK will be providing regular updates throughout the race. Locally, tune in at 640 AM or if you are outside the Bethel area find them online at www.kyuk.org. They air their updates 6 minutes after the hour, every hour.
Leaderboards and K300.org updates:
The halfway point at Bogus Creek will be the only checkpoint and communications will be limited. Still, we will provide leaderboard and trail updates as frequently as possible.
Photo by Katie Basile - The start of the 2022 Bogus Creek 150