With Hefty Purse, Dog Mushers Pack Tustumena 200 Roster Immediately

Now all they need is snow. That’s what organizers of the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race are thinking after the 200-mile middle-distance race got a full roster of 40 mushers on the first day of sign-ups — with many others on a waiting list.Come February, the Tustumena 200 will celebrate its 30th anniversary, said Tami Murray, T200 president and race director. That’s part of the reason so many signed up so fast, she said. The other part is the fat $50,000 purse being offered to this year’s competitors, double the amount paid out at the 2013 race.Read more here: http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20131029/hefty-purse-dog-mushers-pack-tustumena-200-roster-immediately


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