Jason Pavila, of Kwethluk, claimed victory in the K300 Race Committee's Season Opener today. 19 teams raced over a 50 mile course that went from Bethel upriver to a turnaround point on the Gweek River then back to Bethel. It was a beautiful day and a fast trail. Full results listed below.
Mushers adapted excellently to a set of new Covid safety rules and for that the Race Committee is grateful. Spectators too enjoyed the race responsibly, practicing proper social distancing and mainly watching from their vehicle or snow machine. It was an exciting and encouraging day for the Race Committee and we're feeling very hopeful about the rest of the race season.
Next Race: The Holiday Classic. Next Saturday (January 9) at 11:00 AM on the same trail.
Season Opener Results:
Photos by Jen Peeks