K300 – Musher’s Corner

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The 2016 Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race is fast approaching!  This year the K300 is scheduled to start on Friday, January 15th 2016 at 6:30 PM.  We hope you will join us this year!  Sign up begins now!  Mushers are encouraged to sign up early.  Race start position is chosen in order of sign up at the pre-race Musher Drawing.

As always, participating in the K300 is a unique experience unlike any other sled dog race in the world.  The K300 Race Committee arranges host housing for our out-of-town mushers and truck support to and from the airport as well as to and from the race start and finish.  Furthermore, we have voted to increase the purse for the third time in 4 years!  This year’s purse is guaranteed to be at least $130,000 with the race winner receiving at least $25,000! As usual, the K300 continues to raise the bar for the sport of dog mushing and this year is no exception!

The 2016 entry fee is $400 plus $100 for the K300 Mile membership fee. FOR THIS YEAR – If a racer’s application is received by December 15, 2015, AND the racer arrives in Bethel for the race no later than Wednesday, January 13, 2016 AND the racer starts the 2016 K300, the racer will receive his or her entry fee back. To accomplish this, the K300 will hold either a check for $400 or the racer’s credit card information until the racer complies with the above requirements.

Late entries (postmarked after January 1, 2016) will be $800 plus the K300 Mile.

Below you will find links to the Race Application, K300 Mile Form, and a copy of the 2016 Race Rules. Please mail the Application, Mile Form and check or money order back to the K300 Race Committee, or you may email the forms to k300@k300.org and contact the Race Manager, Zach Fansler at 907.545.3300 to discuss credit card payment.

Forms

2016 Race Application
2016 Mile Form
2016 K300 Race Rules

2016 Shipping Agreements

Northern Air Cargo Rates
Alaska Airlines Shipping Rates

Approximate Trail Distances

Start to Tuluksak about 50.5 miles
Tuluksak to Kalskag about 45.5 miles
Kalskag to Aniak via Whitefish Lake loop 50-54 miles
Aniak to Kalskag down via the river 30-35 miles
Kalskag to Tuluksak about 45.5 miles
Tuluksak to Start about 50.5 miles
Total = 272 to 281 miles

Race Purse Breakdown

Place Prize Payout
1 $25,000
2 $17,000
3 $11,500
4 $8,000
5 $7,000
6 $6,000
7 $5,500
8 $5,000
9 $4,800
10 $4,600
11 $4,400
12 $4,100
13 $3,900
14 $3,700
15 $3,500
16 $3,400
17 $3,300
18 $3,200
19 $3,100
20 $3,000