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Registration Starts Tuesday for Tustumena 200

Published On: Oct 14 2013 06:01:35 AM AKDT   Updated On: Oct 14 2013 06:02:38 AM AKDT
20131014 - Registration Starts Tuesday for Tustumena 200
HOMER, Alaska -

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

The Homer News reports 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.