- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

KENAI, Alaska (AP) - Race organizers are moving a sled dog race on the Kenai Peninsula back a few weeks in hopes of getting some snow.

The Peninsula Clarion reports (https://is.gd/v4NQYp) the Tustumena 200 sled dog race was to have started Feb. 7. But organizers have pushed the 200-mile race back to Feb. 21.

A similar lack of snow on trails through the Caribou Hills and other parts of the peninsula prompted officials to cancel the race last year.

Race director Tami Murray says the fact they are delaying and not yet canceling the race has been a relief to mushers.

She does expect some mushers to drop out of the race because of the late date. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race begins on March 7.

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Information from: (Kenai, Alaska) Peninsula Clarion, https://www.peninsulaclarion.com

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