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Holiday Classic trail details announced

The 2019-20 Holiday Classic will start tomorrow, 1/11, at 11:00 AM in the middle of the Kuskokwim River, upstream from the small boat harbor entrance in Bethel. The trail will go through Steamboat Slough. After leaving the slough mushers will turn left and hug the left side of the river up to the Gweek. The trail is lightly marked in the Gweek. They will take the portage route to Akiachak, staying on the opposite side of the river as they pass the village. The trail then continues upstream past the large island in the middle, hugging the right bank of the river. After the island mushers will cross to the north side of the river and turn left back to Akiachak. From there they'll continue on the same trail to the finish in Bethel. No Man's Land begins at the top of Steamboat Slough, approximately 3 miles from the finish.

The route measures approximately 44 miles.


The total purse is $27,500, broken down as follows -


1……………………………....$3,200

2…………………………..…..$2,950

3………………………………$2,750

4………………………………$2,550

5……………………………....$2,350

6………………………….…..$2,200

7……………………………...$1,950

8…………………………..…$1,750

9…………………………..…$1,550

10…………………………...$1,400

11…………………………...$1,250

12…………………………...$1,100

13…………………………...$950

14………………………..….$800

15…………………………...$750


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