Donate to the Beargrease Today

We would love for you to become a part of the Beargrease family! We greatly rely on sponsors and donors to keep our amazing sport alive, and to help our mushers offer top-notch care to the canine athletes in their kennels. There are many ways to get involved.

Safety | Straw | Purse | Volunteers

The Beargrease is an almost 7 day event from start to finish!  The logistics to pull off this type of endeavor do not come free.

Race officials and volunteers begin arriving the Friday before the race and many will need to remain in the area for a full week.  Your donation, no matter how big or small, makes a difference.   Your support will help us with:

  • SAFETY | The safety of our canine athletes, mushers, race officials and volunteers is our number one priority.
  • PURSE | The sport of mushing is incredibly expensive.  Marathon teams can have upwards of 70 dogs in their kennel that must be feed and cared for every day.  The purse is one of the most important items in our budget. The more we can raise — the more we can commit to a healthy race purse. 
  • STRAW | Straw is vital to a dog race. It lets dogs know that it is time to rest, and gives them a warm place to lay. With hundreds of dogs on the trail, providing high-quality straw for them to rest gets expensive.
  • VOLUNTEERS | As a volunteer driven organization the Beargrease assumes a heavy load of logistical expenses associated with the movement and safety of our valued volunteers. Safety personnel, race officials, veterinarians and more are constantly on the move.
The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Donations are tax deductible.  


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