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50-Mile Challenge: Friday at 5pm!

With another warm-up forecast for the weekend, we've decided to host our next race this Friday. To accommodate the work day, the race will start at 5pm on the Kuskokwim River, near the small boat harbor in Bethel.



This event replaces the planned but twice-postponed 100-Mile Challenge. We still hope to squeeze in the Campout Race before we run out of winter, with a tentative plan for that race to be held April 1-2.


The 50-Mile Challenge and the Campout Race are both part of the Delta Championship Series. Check Standings here!


Race Rules:


1. The race will begin with a mass start at 5pm on the Kuskokwim River, near the mouth of the small boat harbor. The K300 truck will mark the start/finish line and teams may choose whatever starting position they like.


2. Eight dog limit.


3. No dropped dogs.


4. General passing rules apply. When any team approaches to within 50 feet of another team, the team behind has the immediate right of way upon demand. The racer ahead must stop their dogs and hold them to the best of their ability for a maximum of one minute or until the other team has passed, whichever occurs first. The passed team must remain behind at least 15 minutes before demanding the trail. The race officials may penalize a team if this rule is violated. “No Man’s Land” will be marked by two K300 stakes about 2 miles from the finish.


5. No pacing by snow machine. There may be an official snow machine pacing the field in the early part of the trail to show all teams the proper trail, and also perhaps at other points on the trail as needed.


6. Mushers must be a current member of the K300 to participate in this race. Membership may be purchased for $100.


7. Every sled must be equipped with a sled bag that can adequately and safely contain any dog who needs to be carried during the race.

8. The race purse is $20,000 distributed as follows:


1……………………………....$2,700

2…………………………..…..$2,450

3………………………………$2,250

4………………………………$2,050

5……………………………....$1,850

6………………………….…..$1,700

7……………………………...$1,450

8…………………………..…$1,250

9…………………………..…$1,050

10…………………………...$900

11…………………………...$750

12…………………………...$600

13…………………………...$450

14………………………..….$300

15…………………………...$250



Nate DeHaan in the Season Opener - photo by JD Morris

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