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Coffee Conversation: John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

For this week’s Coffee Conversation we sat down with Jason Rice, who is on the board of Directors for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, to chat about this year’s race. 

The annual marathon kicks off on Sunday, January 31.

Fans can meet the mushers at 9:00 a.m. and the race takes off at 11:00 a.m.

This year, the start of the race will be just north of Two Harbors.

Opening ceremonies will be held at the AAD Shrine Temple in Hermantown at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 30. 

Also Saturday, there will be a ceremony at the John Beargrease grave site in Beaver Bay at 12:30 p.m. 

For more information, you can head to, or call 218-722-7631.

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