In addition to mushers from Alaska, Canada and the ‘lower 48’, recent years races have drawn entrants from as far away as Germany, Japan, Switzerland and Spain.
In the world of ‘mushing’, the only people considered nuttier than the mushers are the ‘race volunteers’.
The T200 has the largest purse for a 200 mile race, nationwide. An estimated 100 volunteers will contribute time, talent, energy and lots of good humor to make this a successful event.
Spectators can see the dog teams and mushers at the Start/Finish Line (mile 112 Sterling Hw. Kasilof), at Freddie’s Roadhouse (Oil Well Road Ninilchik) and McNeil Canyon School (East End Road Homer).
In preparation for the race, volunteers apply florescent paint and reflective tape to one end of over 3000 pieces of approx. 4′ wood lath.
Each musher in the T200 carries a “SPOT Tracker”, this technology has created a lot of excitement for all Mushing fans. We can follow each musher online. It’s become a fantastic way to watch all dog sled races.