John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Festivities Begin Friday

Winter Weather Causes Good Trail and Race Conditions

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend athletes who have been training all year will finally have their time in the snow.

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is Sunday, January 28.

However, festivities are already underway.

The Cutest Puppy Contest has already taken place and more fun is yet to come.

On Friday, January 26, a new event, The Beergrease is being held at Glensheen Mansion at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 27, the dogs will get checked by veterinarians and the opening ceremonies will follow.

The race starts at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 28 at the Hwy 2 State Trail access lot.

Shuttle buses are available and begin transporting spectators at 8:30 a.m. from Lake Co Fairgrounds, on Hwy 2 in Two Harbors.

Race Headquarters is being housed at Superior Shores Resort.

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