Jonathan Simon of Bethel and John George of Akiachak tied for first place in last weekend’s Bethel Sprint Mushers Club race. The approximately 16-18 mile race trail started on the main river in front of the Small Boat Harbor, up Straight Slough then turning left and continuing on the left side of the main river. The trail continued up past the Gweek River and going around island before heading back to Bethel the same way.
It was a nice day for a race and folks came out to cheer for their favorite mushers. Coming in second was Maurice Andrews of Bethel. In third was Ryan Jackson of Akiak.
Kwethluk musher Lewis Pavilla scratched from the race due to sled problems early on the trail.
The second heat of the race scheduled for Sunday, February 18th, 2018 was cancelled. The February 50 race sponsored by the Kuskokwim 300 Race Committee is scheduled for February 24th at 11:00 am.
Bethel Sprint Club February 17, 2018 Race Results
1st Jonathan Simon
1st John George
2nd Maurice Andrews
3rd Ryan Jackson
4th Cori Simon
5th Nicholas Ayapan
6th Joe Demantle
7th Solomon Olick
8th Mike Williams Jr
9th Keith Ekamrak