K300 Adds Three New Awards To Prize Docket

Jan 9, 2019

A local Kuskokwim sled dog team prepares to race in December 2017.
Credit Katie Basile / KYUK

Kuskokwim 300 mushers will be racing for three new prizes this year. 

Aniak is sponsoring an award for the first musher who makes it to the middle river community, which marks the race’s halfway point. Ryan Air is sponsoring a prize for the fastest elapsed time from Tuluksak to the Bethel finish line. And the K300 Race Committee is sponsoring the “Spirit of the Kuskokwim” award to honor the musher who best exemplifies kindness, tenacity, strength, and flexibility along the trail. Race checkers will vote for the honoree of this award once the race has concluded.

The prizes attached to these new awards have not yet been disclosed. The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race begins on Friday, January 18, 2019.