Kobuk 440 Starting Tonight

The Kobuk 440 gets underway tonight at 6pm in Kotzebue. The race runs through six area villages including Norvik, Ambler and Kiana. The race is a qualifier for the Iditarod. Ten mushers are competing.

Liz Moore is a Kobuk 440 board member and the official time keeper for the event. She says mushers really appreciate the race.

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