NORTH AMERICA’S PREMIER SLED DOG RACE SERIES

For over 40 years, the Minnesota’s North Shore comes alive with the excitement of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon race, which celebrates and honors the spirit of John Beargrease and brings thousands of worldwide spectators and hundreds of mushers from across the nation.

The series features several races, including the longest sled dog marathon in the lower 48 states, each fending off Minnesota’s extreme winter weather and rugged terrains. Join us for the 2021 event, kicking off on January 31, from the comfort of your own home!

COVID-19 Update

Our number one priority is the safety of everyone involved with this amazing race. We will continue to monitor the situation and make timely decisions for the race with the health and well-being of everyone in mind.

Our COVID-19 Plan (PDF)
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Meet the Mushers

Coming from across the nation, meet the mushers for the Beargrease Marathon, 120, 120 Junior Class, and 40 races! Who are you rooting for? See All Mushers »

JOIN THE FAMILY

Your support as a donor or member makes the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon possible. Help us continue this North Shore tradition for another 40 years!

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