BETHEL (AP) -- Mushers are signing up for the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race and a chance at the $100,000 purse.
The mid-distance race from Bethel to Aniak and back is scheduled to begin Jan. 19.
The winner gets $20,000, a trophy and Alaska Airlines tickets.
When the signup began Nov. 1, Ray Egoak was the first to sign up with his win last season of the Bogus Creek 150. Entry in the K-300 was part of Egoak's Bogus Creek championship winnings.
The entry fee for the Kuskokwim 300 is $300. The fee doubles for those signing up after Jan. 10.
Willie Ekamrak of Akiachak was the second musher to sign up.
Starting positions for the K-300 are set according to when mushers sign up for the race, said race manager Beverly Hoffman.
The race was founded in 1979.
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