Registration Starts Tuesday for Tustumena 200

Registration for next year's Tustumena 200 sled dog race begins Tuesday.

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by Associated Press

HOMER- Registration for next year's Tustumena 200 sled dog race begins Tuesday.


The race is limited to 40 mushers. The 30th running of the race - which starts in Kasilof, goes to Homer and then back to Kasilof - starts Feb. 1.


The purse will be $50,000, with the winning musher earning $10,000. Prize money goes to the top 20 finishers.


Mitch Seavey won this year's race before capturing his second Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.


Two dogs died in the 2013 Tustumena 200 race.


Fox, a 2-year-old female on Kasilof musher Paul Gebhardt's team, died while nearing the finish. Jack, a 3-year-old male on Girdwood musher Nicolas Petit's team died between the race's Homer and Freddie's Roadhouse checkpoints.


Both mushers were cleared of any misconduct.

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