We're now counting the hours until the start of the 43rd Annual Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race. With some of the top competitors in the sport racing in cold, windy conditions, it promises to be a grueling and exciting K300. We hope you'll follow along this weekend!
We strive to make our online presentation of the race as engaging and exciting as possible for the many race fans who can't be out on the trail. What follows is an overview of all the ways to enjoy the race wherever you are; here in Bethel, AK or anywhere else in the world with an internet connection.
The K300 begins at 6:30pm today (Friday, January 28th) on the Kuskokwim River in Bethel, near First National Bank Alaska. Teams will leave two at a time every two minutes. Spectators are encouraged to stay in their vehicles. If you can't, practice social distancing and wear your mask. The "Lead Dog Lightshow" Fireworks, presented by First National Bank Alaska will follow the start at roughly 7pm.
In partnership with the Lower Kuskokwim School District and KYUK, we'll be sharing livestreams of the K300 start, Akiak Dash start and some top finishers as they reach the finish line.
Additionally, we aim to provide livestreams of every finisher but please keep in mind that we rely on volunteers to do so and also, sometimes weather makes it difficult or impossible. We may not be able to get everyone as they cross the finish line.
See all livestreams at www.facebook.com/kuskokwim300
GPS Trackers and Leaderboards:
Throughout race week we'll be posting more in depth reports like the one you're reading in this space on the website. Find it under the "Updates" link on the homepage menu or go right here - https://www.k300.org/blog. These posts are always shared on facebook and twitter as well. You can also subscribe to get email notifications every time there's a new post.
Always check www.facebook.com/kuskokwim300 for the latest. We also post photos at www.instagram.com/kuskokwim300
No one covers a sled dog race like our own KYUK. They will have reporters on the trail and at the finish line. Tune in to 640 AM or stream at www.kyuk.com for hourly updates, finish line interviews and much, much more.
Send us your photos:
The K300 thrives because of the many volunteers who help us put the race on. A simple and fun way to volunteer is by sharing your photos. Email your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org and some will find their way into our posts. Be sure to include your name in the body of the email so we can credit you!