FAIRBANKS-Fairbanks will definitely be the place to be this weekend and hopefully the weather gets better. Not only is the Midnight Sun Run and Midnight Sun Baseball game on the same night but Saturday morning is the start of the Yukon 800.
What's been called the world's toughest riverboat race will be in its 54th year on Saturday. Pike's Landing will have the ceremonial start at 11 a.m.
This year's purse could be anywhere from $22,000 to $30,000 which would be a record. The 2013 purse was $15,000.