With real-time tracking of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon and Beargrease 120, you can follow along throughout North America’s premier sled dog race series.


Beargrease Race Day!!

The Great Alaskan Race Educational Bundle is Here!

P12 Films, Iditarod Trail Committee, and the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon have partnered up to present an EXCLUSIVE 3-FILM educational bundle that takes you through a unique experience of the dog mushing world.  This collection includes the feature film The Great Alaskan Race and two short documentaries: Iditarod’s Why Do They Run? and Lure of the North produced by Jonathan Chapman and presented by The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

You’ll also find an Interactive Educational Video and Special Features (see list below).

1. The Making of The Great Alaskan Race
2. Behind-the-Scenes with The Iditarod
3. Beargrease Kick Off Video
4. Mushers Review The Great Alaskan Race

 A portion of the proceeds go back to support the race! By purchasing today, you are supporting The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.


We’ve been working for months behind the scenes with some pretty impressive organizations to bring you QRILL PAWS 2020 Dog Mushing Championships! The video says it all! Mushers will face off in a tough series:
 The John Beargrease – Minnesota – the official kick-off!
 Femundlopet – Norway
Volga Quest – Russia
Iditarod – Alaska – Finale
QPAWS will highlight the sport of long-distance dog mushing. The aim is to help the sport and the mushing community to grow and to strengthen the separate race organizations, as well as showcase the world-class dog care that the sport is famous for.
The series is based on a joint point system, advanced digital visualization of GPS tracking, as well as television production and distribution. QPAWS was established as a non-profit sports series through an initiative by Aker BioMarine. All proceeds go back to the events and as investments in the sport.
Matts Johansen, CEO of Aker BioMarine states: “Over the past 3 years, Aker Biomarine has been working with the athletes and race organizations to learn more about the sport and its many amazing components. We strongly believe in the sport of dog mushing and the culture it represents, and we want to help it get the international attention and recognition it deserves”.
Check out QPAWS at www.q-paws.com for stories about our very own Blake Freking and Jennifer Freking, and the elite canine athletes at Manitou Crossing Kennels.
A very special thank you to our sponsors, partners and our media who help us to showcase this endurance sport–we are looking forward to highlighting our beautiful region to the rest of the world!
To see the press release click here



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