January 28, 2018 – January 31, 2018
Established in 1980, the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states.
There will be 60+ world class mushers at this year’s race and over 500 volunteers from around the country. The event begins in Duluth with the mid distance finish at Trail Center Lodge up the Gunflint Trail.
The “Beargrease” is a qualifier for the famed Iditarod race in Alaska.
All check points and road crossings are easily accessible to the public and provide many opportunities for photographers, winter camping or simply quality time around a campfire with good people, hot chocolate and the thrill of seeing the amazing canine athletes in action.
Learn more HERE.