Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race

Mushing dogs. (Chris Pike/ KYUK)

Mushing dogs. (Chris Pike/ KYUK)

The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race Committee has once again raised its purse, maintaining the race’s money pot as the second highest in the state for sled dog racing behind the Iditarod.

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Rohn Buser came in second place in the 2015 K300.

Rohn Buser came in second place in the 2015 K300.

This year’s field for the Kuskokwim 300 Sled dog race is the biggest in recent history with over 30 competitors already signed up. One of the racers is 25-year-old Rohn Buser from Big Lake, Alaska. Buser is preparing for his 6th appearance at K300, Alaska’s premier mid-distance sled dog race.

This year, Buser said he hopes to finish on a better note than last year.

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Musher Lance Mackey files paperwork with K300 Race Manager, Zack Fansler Thursday. - Photo by Dean Swope

Musher Lance Mackey files paperwork with K300 Race Manager, Zack Fansler Thursday. – Photo by Dean Swope

25 mushers are set to race from Bethel to Aniak and back in the 36th running of the Kuskokwim 300. After a couple winter warmups, and little snow, this year’s trail follows the truck road on the river almost exclusively to Aniak and back, cutting out the loop near Whitefish Lake.

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