Friday, January 28, 2011

Kobuk 440 Mile Owners

A very big thank you to the first Kobuk 440 Mile Owners!  THere are lots of miles still available and it's only $44 dollars.  Please click the Paypal Buy A Mile button on the right side of the screen to buy yours today.

1 Cathy Jones
2 Jodi Bailey/Dew Claw Kennels
3 Michael Oliver
4 Klaus Klein
5 Klaus Klein
6 Jeanne Gearhardt-cyrus
7 Marci Johnson
8 Liz Moore
9 Pascal Krebs
10 Kelly Weimer
11 Gregory Mills
12 Wanda Dufrene
13 Wanda Dufrene
14 Wanda Dufrene
15 Wanda Dufrene
16 Wanda Dufrene
17 Wanda Dufrene
18 Wanda Dufrene
19 Wanda Dufrene
20 Wanda Dufrene
21 Wanda Dufrene
22 Teri Holtzclaw
23 Waaay Paw
24 Richard Wells Sr
25 Richard Wells Sr
26 Linda Parlee
27 Byrd Norton
28 Brooke Browning
29 Mike Baker
30 Clay Nordlum
31 Clay Nordlum
32 Frank Carruthers

33 Terry Hull
34 Charlie Curtis
35 Ryan Hooks
36 Drema Herron
37 Mushing Magazine
38 Mushing Magazine

200 Tracey Schaeffer
300 Myron Angstman
301 Myron Angstman
302 Dolly Angstman
303 Mary Simeon
304 Sunset Woods
    Thank you for helping us put on the toughest race in the Arctic.  Please encourage your friends and family to join the team.

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Can you sing? Can you play guitar? Can you carve or make art???

    The Kobuk 440 is preparing for the First Annual Kobuk 440 Benefit Dance and Auction.  An evening of fun, laughing and festivities will be held in Febuary (date to be announced later) to raise money for the Kobuk 440 Sled Dog Race.  We are asking for dontaions from across the Region and will hold the fundraiser auction in a format that is very similar to other live auctions on the radio.

    A race of this magnitude is big for our Region, and it's big for the villages that it passes through.  The reason it has been so successful is because of local folks across the Region comme together and make it happen.  Please help us out by donating items to be sold during the auction.  Maybe you make them by hand, maybe you own a business and can donate a service, or maybe you have a friend or relative that can. 

    All proceeds from this event will go directly to the Kobuk 440 Sled Dog Race, an all volunteer truly non-profit association.  Consider the possibilities and become a contributor to the Toughest Sled Dog Race in Alaska, the Kobuk 440.

    Please email

    Monday, January 17, 2011

    The Kuskokwim 300

    The Kusko 300 starts this week in Bethel.  Like the Kobuk 440, it is considered a middle distance dog sled race  and qualifier for the Iditarod.  The Kusko 300 coverage can be followed on their website,, and will feature live tracking from Trackleaders by using SPOT Tracking devices.  A nice recap on following the race can be found in this article,

    Some of our past mushers are entered in this race, including our very Chuck Schaeffer.  Chuck is the President of the Kobuk 440 Racing Association and an accomplished distance musher.  Please join us in cheering on Chuck Schaeffer and all the mushers in the Kusko 300.

    Saturday, January 15, 2011

    Dog sled races in Kotzebue this weekend

    The Kotzebue Dog Mushing Association (KDMA) is having a two day sprint race with 3 mushers competing.  The race will be 16 miles and start on the ice in front of town between Crowley and ATC.  The time elapsed from each day day is totaled up for each musher. He with the fastest total time wins.

    So if your looking for something fun to watch at 1pm both days this weekend, head on down to the ice and cheer them on.

    Sponsors needed

    For the businesses out there, we have sponsorship packages to meet every businesses level of commitment.  If your interested in being a part of the toughest race in the Arctic then please give us a call or email.  We would love to hear from you.

    Buy A Mile

    The Buy A Mile program is up and running.  Please help support the Kobuk 440 buy purchasing a mile of the race.  The mile owners will be listed on the website and proudly displayed at the race headquarters during the race.  Kobuk 440 miles are a great way for individuals to get involved in the race.  If you own a business please look over our wide range of sponsorship packages, or call Michael Oliver at 907-360-6465.  If your business would like to purchase miles, please do so in the business owners name or give the recognition to one or more of your employees.

    The Date Has Been Set!

    The Kobuk 440 start date will be April 14th this year.  We have plenty to do before race day, but the wheels are turning nicely.