Akiak Dash Preview
The 2023 Akiak Dash begins Saturday at 12 Noon with a mass start at the K300 Start/Finish Line in Bethel. 15 teams will compete for a total purse of $30,000 in the 60 mile race to Akiak and back.
Racers will follow the K300 trail up the Kuskokwim then the Gweek but Dash mushers will split off the K300 trail at the Akiachak portage trail, roughly 12 miles from the start. From Akiachak they will stay on the river to Akiak, looping around the big island below the village and they will then return to Bethel on the same trail.
There will be no layover in the Akiak Dash this year.
Follow the action at https://www.k300.org/akiakdash with GPS Tracking and more!
We will livestream the start and finish at www.facebook.com/kuskokwim300
Finally, here's the race roster with bib numbers:
Photo by Katie Basile