The 2021 Bogus Creek 150 will take place on Saturday, January 23rd. The race will begin with a mass start at Noon near the mouth of the small boat harbor. Trail details will be announced late next week but we can share at this time that mushers will travel a loop of approximately 75 miles that ends in the Hangar Lake area. That will be the only checkpoint and there will be the usual 4 hour required layover before mushers return on the same trail, finishing on the river.
Racers are required to register in advance. Please do so by completing the form available at https://www.k300.org/k300-mushers-corner. Anyone with limited internet access can register over the phone by calling 545-3300. Please register by Thursday, January 21.
There are many changes to the race rules so even veterans of the 150 are urged to review them. They are also available at https://www.k300.org/k300-mushers-corner.
There will be brief meeting at the start line to review key rules and trail details 1 hour before the start of the race, at 11 AM. Attendance is mandatory for all racers. Masks are required.
This race will be conducted in much the same way as our two recent races. Covid-19 safety protocols, listed below, are still in effect.
Covid-19 Safety Protocols for 2020-21 Local Races
These policies have been established by the K300 Race Committee in order conduct the 2020-21 race season while limiting the risk of further spreading Covid-19 in YK Delta communities. Compliance is mandatory for all mushers and handlers. The Race Committee may penalize or disqualify any participant who violates these safety policies.
1. REGISTRATION: Mushers are required to register in advance, details listed above. Any musher who shows up at the start line without registering beforehand may be excluded.
2. VILLAGE RESTRICTIONS: Each musher is required to comply with whatever specific travel restrictions may be in place in their home communities at the time of the race. If permission is required to leave the village to race, each musher must get that permission. If traveling to Bethel for essential services is not permitted, participants should not go anywhere other than the start/finish line. If travel for the race is not permitted by their home community, the musher will not be able to participate in the race.
3. HANDLERS: Racers are encouraged to participate without any handlers but we urge all to keep their support crew as small as possible. All handlers must be part of the musher’s household or “bubble” and must also have travel permission from their home village, if required.
4. SOCIAL DISTANCING: In order to maintain social distancing, all mushers and handlers are required to stay with their truck or snow machine at all times while at the start/finish line and checkpoint. There can be no contact between teams. There will be no exceptions to this rule and mushers may be penalized for the misconduct of their support crew.
5. SPECTATORS: Are urged to stay with their vehicle or snow machine, wear masks and practice proper social distancing.
6. PARKING: Teams are required to park in marked, designated places at the start/finish line, which will correspond to bib numbers. Race organizers will provide direction as needed.
7. BIBS: Each parking spot will be provided with a race bib which mushers are required to wear during the race. Numbers will be assigned during registration.
8. TRAIL DETAILS: Race rules and trail details will be published at www.k300.org and on the K300 Facebook page a day or two before the race.
9. MONEY: Prize money will be distributed by mail a few days after the race. Entry fees will be deducted from prize money. There will be no exchange of cash or checks at the start/finish line.
Matt Scott at the finish of the 2020 Bogus Creek 150