The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Experience the premier long-distance sled dog race of the lower 48 and Northern Minnesota’s top winter attraction!

January 26, 2025 • 40th Running

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

by our
Generous Sponsors

congratulations to our 2023 winners

beargrease marathon champion
keith aili

Keith Aili Photo
Credit: Scruff Life Photography

BG 120 champ
Joanna Oberg

Joanna Oberg Photo

BG 40 Champ
ashley thaemert

Ashley Thaemert Photo

Congratulations to our junior BG 120 finishers

Maddoux Erickson

BG 40 D

Morgan Martens, Jr. 

BG J 120 Morgan M

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 in person and online, and hundreds of mushers and volunteers from across the nation.

The series features several races, including the longest sled dog marathon in the lower 48 states, each race requiring mushers to fend off Minnesota’s extreme winter weather and rugged terrain. Join us for the 2024 event, kicking off on January 28, from the comfort of your own home or in person!