The 2021-22 K300 Season Opener is set for this Saturday, December 4th. Trail details will be determined later this week but currently the plan is to start on the Charles Family Lake and the follow the Atmautluak trail for a race of about 32 miles. Registration is now open.
Mushers must register no later than midnight on Thursday, December 2nd. Please use this short form to register.
As a reminder, all mushers, handlers, K300 staff and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated. Mushers must send proof of their vaccination at the time of registration.
At this time the K300 Race Committee projects an across the board purse reduction of 10% for all races this season. The Season Opener purse is set at $18,000.
Mushers and fans can expect a race preview with more details and a list of registered racers Friday afternoon or evening, after the trail has been marked.
Basic Race Rules:
1. The race will be a mass start at 11:00 AM, exact location TBD.
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 an official 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.