Bethel Sprint Club

Bogus Creek 150 race start. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Dogs rearing to go at the Bogus Creek 150 race start. (Photo by Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Kwethluk musher Sargent Guy won the 2016 Kwethluk Sled Dog race held on Sunday and Monday. Guy had the fastest time of 2 hours 20 minutes and 3 seconds. Less than a minute ahead of the next two teams.
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Mushing dogs. (Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Mushing dogs. (Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Two sled dog races are happening this weekend in Bethel: on Feb. 13th the February 50, sponsored by the Kuskokwim 300, and on Feb. 14th a 50-mile sprint, sponsored by the Bethel Sprint Club. The race routes are identical, starting and ending at the barge near the mouth of the Small Boat Harbor and following the K300 trail. Teams are limited to eight dogs and purses total $12,300. The races begin at 11 a.m.