February 50

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.

One of the Bogus Creek 150 mushing dogs before the start. Photo by Chris Pike.

One of the Bogus Creek 150 mushing dogs before the start. Photo by Chris Pike.

The Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee has postponed the February 50 sled dog race scheduled for this Saturday due to rough and icy trail conditions and inclement weather forecasts.
Read more →