The 2011 Chugiak High football team will go down in history.
The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame selected the Mustangs for the first-ever Trajan Langdon Award for “displaying sportsmanship and integrity” after their season was cut short due to use of an ineligible player that forced the team to forfeit three wins and miss the state playoffs.
The always-popular Businessperson’s Race will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Chugiak Dog Mushers Association’s Beach Lake trails off of South Birchwood Loop.
“It’s a tradition,” said CDMA president Val Jokela.
Jokela said the races have been going on for “easily 25” years.
The format is simple. Local businesspeople sign up and are teamed with local mushers, who donate their time and dogs to show the rookies the basics of running a dog team. The race itself is a 2-mile, 3-dog affair.