Fodor's Expert Review Kuskokwim 300 Dog Sled Race

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Every January, the Kuskokwim 300 dogsled race—“K300” to locals—brings mushers and fans to Bethel, where the 300-mile race both starts and ends. The best known of the middle distance dogsled races, the K300 course commemorates one of the earliest mail routes used in the Bush. The $150,000 or more purse comes as a welcome reward after negotiating the notoriously harsh and difficult weather and trail conditions. Smaller, shorter races happen later in the winter in Bethel as well.

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Downtown
Bethel, Alaska  USA

907-545–3300

www.k300.org

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