- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) - This year’s Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race is going to be entirely an ice event.

Race manager Zach Fansler tells KYUK (https://is.gd/ZB7exZ) that a lack of snow is preventing the race from using any trails off the river this year.

So the entire 300 mile race will be run on the frozen Kuskokwim River. Race officials used donated equipment this week to clear a giant ice dam near Kalskag to make it ready for Friday’s start.

The race starts in Bethel, and mushers will travel to Aniak and then back to Bethel on the same trail; 31 mushers are signed up for this year’s race.

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Information from: KYUK-AM, https://www.kyuk.org

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