State troopers not setting up command post for Arctic Man

A spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers says the agency will not set up a command post at the Arctic Man Classic race.

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Megan Peters says troopers from Delta Junction and Glennallen will respond to calls as needed at the April 4-8 event.

Arctic Man is a race in which a downhill skier glides down a mountain, grabs a towline behind a snowmobile, gets pulled up a second peak and skis down to the finish line.

Organizers say the race last year attracted 13,000 fans at the venue off the Richardson Highway near Summit Lake.

Troopers in previous years have set a trailer with communications equipment and working space at the event.

Race organizer Howard Thies earlier this week said the race will have its own security.