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PLAN YOUR JOHN BEARGREASE MARATHON WEEKEND

Support Our 2020 Race

Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors, and participants who made this year’s race possible. We are looking forward to 2020!

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Events Begin Jan. 24, 2020

Friday, Jan. 24 events start leading up to the official race start on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest race this side of Canada. We are looking forward to hosting 60+ world class mushers at this year’s race and over 500 volunteers from around the country. Join us for one of the best displays of dog athleticism in America!

Main race activities start on the weekend of Friday, January 24, 2020. Saturday is packed with events such as Vet Checks, Opening Ceremonies Dinner and Silent Auction. The race begins Sunday, January 26 and runs through January 30. Watch our event page for a more detailed event schedule.

Now in theaters! The Great Alaskan Race.

They are donating a percentage of their earned distribution fees to six different non-profit organizations, including The Beargrease!

It is vital that we get your support on OPENING WEEKEND, so that the film can continue to play in theaters worldwide. By supporting this film in theaters on October 25, you are supporting The Beargrease.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! Click on the below link and search for a theater near you.

 

 

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HUGE NEWS!!

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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Join us in keeping the spirit of John Beargrease alive by supporting the longest sled dog marathon in the lower 48 states. You can support the race by donating or becoming a sponsor.

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