George Manutoli And Jason Pavila Lead Into Tuluksak In Bogus Creek 150

Jan 18, 2019

George Manutoli was the first musher to reach Tuluksak in the Bogus Creek 150.
Credit Greg Lincoln / Delta Discovery

George Manutoli and Jason Pavila are the first mushers to reach Tuluksak in the 2019 Bogus Creek 150. Manutoli arrived at 8:48 p.m., with Pavila only a minute behind.

The two posted fast runs on the cold 50-mile trail into Tuluksak and left within three minutes of reaching the checkpoint. Cameron Jackson was third into the checkpoint, shortly after 9:00 p.m. Robert Larson was the fourth musher to reach Tuluksak, followed by Fr. Alexander Larson.

The field of eight teams left Bethel at 5:00 p.m. on Friday to run about 75 miles from Bethel to Bogus Creek, where they will take a mandatory four-hour break before racing through the night back to Bethel. They are competing for a $60,000 purse, topped by first place winnings of $8,775.