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"February 50" and "100 Mile Challenge" Scheduled!

With the 2021 Kuskokwim 300 just a few days behind us the K300 Race Committee is already looking ahead to the rest of the race season. If weather and trail conditions allow, the Committee still hopes to get in three more races before winter's end.


The "February 50" is slated for Saturday, February 27th and the "100 Mile Challenge" is set for Saturday, March 13th. Both races are expected to start on the river near the mouth of the small boat harbor in Bethel at 11:00 AM. Trail details will be announced at www.k300.org and on Facebook the day before the race. Both races have an 8 dog limit.


The Race Committee also hopes to fit in one more event, "The Campout Race" in late March or early April.


Registration is now open for the "February 50". All teams are required to register by midnight on Thursday 2/25 if they intend to race. Registration for the "100 Mile Challenge" will open after March 1st.


REGISTER HERE - https://forms.gle/zAwySL4bjRtUU8cN8


Race Rules:


1. The race will be a mass start at 11:00 AM on the river near the entrance to the small boat harbor.

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 a mile from the finish.

5. No pacing by snow machine. There may be a 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. 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

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: Please use this form to register for the race by the 2/25 deadline.


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. 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: Spectators are urged to stay with their vehicle or snow machine, wear masks and practice proper social distancing.


6. MUSHER ARRIVAL: Teams should arrive at the start line at least 30 minutes before the start time.


7. 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.


8. 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 phone registration.


9. 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.


10. MONEY: Prize money will be distributed by mail a few days after the race. Membership fees will be deducted from prize money if applicable. There will be no exchange of cash or checks at the start/finish line.




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