The winnings in the 2015 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will be increased by more than $12,000 from the purse in this year’s race.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports next year’s race will have a purse of at least $127,110.
This year’s total purse was $115,000, but $12,110 was not claimed because fewer than 15 teams completed the 1,000-mile race.
The unclaimed money is being added to next year’s purse.
The record high purse was $150,000 in 2012. That’s before sponsorship and donation problems contributed to the recent dip.
The race alternates starts yearly between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Next year’s race starts Feb. 7 in Whitehorse.