Young mushers raced in the 2017 Kuskokwim 300 Junior Classic last Wednesday, March 22nd. The race started at the mouth of the Bethel Boat Harbor, up Straight Slough to the Hoffman fish camp and back. The 17-and-under mushers had a half-hour layover at the fishcamp where they enjoyed hot dogs and other goodies.
The weather was glorious and the trail was great.
In total, there were seven mushers who participated in the event. The teams were allowed up to 5 dogs. As the race started, support crews in vehicles and on snowmachines followed the racers up the trail. Each musher was awarded $75.
2017 K300 Junior Classic Results
1st: Mary Simeon
2nd: Jordan Klejka
3rd: Rory Peters
1st: Jason Pavila
2nd: Jonathan Simon
3rd: Kaylee Lincoln
4th: Raymond Alexie