Kobuk 440 Starts Thursday

Photo and Story by Susan Bucknell, KOTZ – Kotzebue

The Kobuk 440 middle distance sled dog race gets underway Thursday afternoon on the ice in front of Kotzebue. The race makes its way through seven village checkpoints. 18 mushers are entered with a purse of $50,000.

Photo: Kobuk 440 mushers meeting Wednesday night after the drawing. Race Marshall Larry Westlake (red cap) goes over the rules with the mushers.

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