2021 Bogus Creek 150 Sled Dog Race

The Bogus Creek 150 sled dog race is underway! Seventeen mushers are on the trail on this beautiful, cold day and the teams look great. This year the trail will follow an alternate route with the halfway checkpoint located at Hangar Lake outside of Bethel. Racers are making their way upriver from the start to the Gweek River then continuing on to the Akiachak portage trail. Mushers will pass by Akiachak and continue on the river to Akiak. A couple of miles above Akiak they will turn left onto the overland trail back to the Gweek. They will pick up the Yukon Trail and then Rocky’s Trail back to Bethel. Teams will spend a 4-hour layover at Hangar Lake, then go back to Bethel in reverse on the trail they came on. This year the race is dedicated to musher and K300 volunteer Joe Demantle Jr. of Tuluksak who passed away last week from COVID-19. A tribute farewell was held in his honor on the river Friday, January 29th, 2021 in Bethel as he was being taken back to Tuluksak, godspeed Joe. The Bethel Search and Rescue team brought him home with K300 and Iditarod Champion Pete Kaiser of Bethel leading the way for a few miles. Bogus Creek mushers will be finishing the race early tomorrow morning.