After traversing nearly 750 miles from Nenana, the 2020 Serum Run Expedition came to a close in Nome on Thursday afternoon. KNOM reporter, JoJo Phillips, spoke with Nome musher, Stephanie Johnson on the sea ice. If you missed KNOM’s coverage of the live finish, take a listen here:Read More
After two and a half weeks of traveling, the 2020 Serum Run Expedition expects to arrive in Nome today [THURS]. The 2020 Serum Run Expedition pulled on to the riverbank in White Mountain on Tuesday evening. The late orange sunset silhouetted the teams as they pulled ashore. Musher Kathleen Frederick of Palmer set about feeding…Read More
The Serum Run Expedition, which is tracing the steps of the 1925 quest to get medicine to Nome, reached Koyuk last night. They are planning to be in Elim Monday night. By late Thursday morning, they hope to be in Nome. Nome musher Stephanie Johnson hopes to keep up their lucky streak – but admits…Read More
Last night, the remaining 2020 Serum Run Expedition Team made camp at the Tripod Flats Cabin, not quite halfway to Unalakleet. They plan to be in Unalakleet tonight. On the way they will pass by the Old Woman Cabin, about 33 miles East of Unalakleet. Local legends say that passersby must leave a piece of…Read More
The Alaska State Troopers are looking for the snowmachiner who struck and injured Nome musher Kirsten Bey over the weekend.
Sunday night around 8:30pm, Bey was mushing outside of Galena, traveling from Ruby, as part of the Serum Run Expedition 2020 when she was hit by a snowmachine.Read More
Nome musher Kirsten Bey was hit by a snow machine on Sunday and has been medevac’d to Fairbanks.
Other expedition members have said Bey likely has a broken leg and possible concussion, but her dogs are uninjured. The incident happened Sunday night about five miles outside of Galena.Read More
As of 5pm last night, the expedition sent an update that trail breakers had reached the Bone Yard Cabin, on the Yukon riverbank. Yesterday also marked some firsts for the expedition. In addition to being their first Yukon community, the village of Tanana was also the first of many free vaccine clinics that the expedition provided.Read More
The group of 13 decided to spend almost two days in Manley Hot Springs, about a hundred miles into their trip.
According to the expedition organizer, this may be the final opportunity the group has to sleep in a bed before they reach the finish in Nome.Read More
The 2020 Serum Run Expedition, which will travel 750 miles, set off from Nenana on Saturday afternoon. As of this update, the group of 13 mushers and snowmachiners reached a spot called Beaver Point Lodge and were en-route to the community of Manley Hot Springs. To hear some information about the history of the Serum…Read More