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!

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Congratulations to our 2023 Winners

beargrease marathon champion Keith Aili

BG 120 champ Joanna Oberg

BG 40 Champ ashley thaemert

Congratulations to our junior BG 120 finishers

Maddoux Erickson

Morgan Martens, Jr. 

BG 40 D
BG J 120 Morgan M

save the date!!! 

40th running of John Beargrease sled dog marathon

sunday, January 28, 2024

Presented by our Generous Sponsors:

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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 race requiring mushers to fend off Minnesota’s extreme winter weather and rugged terrain. Join us for the 2023 event, kicking off on January 29, from the comfort of your own home or in person!