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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.

second annual ONLINE Silent Auction!

Place your bids and have a chance to win an item like a signed Iditarod race bib from Ryan Redington!

Get your bid going NOW thru February 5, 2022!!  Want to hop on a sled and see what all the hype is about?  We have a package for you!
 Or own your very own Iditarod Bib, worn and signed by Ryan Redington. Or maybe you just want to add to your home’s art collection with one of the beautiful pieces of artwork available. We’ve got plenty of amazing items you can give as gifts too.  All proceeds will support the race! 

Safety | Straw | Purse | Volunteers

The Beargrease is almost a 7 day event from start to finish!  It gets expensive to have the “The Family In Town” for a week! 

Our race officials and volunteers start coming into town on the Friday before the race and many don’t leave Northern MN until the following Thursday.  Your donation, no matter how big or small, makes a difference.   Your support will help us with:

  • SAFETY | The safety of our athletes, canines, 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 they have to feed and care for every day.  The purse is one of the most important line items in our budget — the more we can raise — the more we can help our mushers. 
  • STRAW | It may sound funny, but our straw expense for our beloved canine athletes is pretty expensive.  (The Beargrease can have up to 700 dogs to care for during a race!!)  We use a high-quality straw for the dogs to help keep them warm — they need to rest comfortably for the next leg of their journey.
  • VOLUNTEERS | The Beargrease is primarily a volunteer driven organization.  Our volunteer teams consist of safety personnel, race officials, veterinarians, and more.  There are expenses associated with race operations and volunteers that are critical to to a successful race. 
  • $7,821.00 Raised
    of $10,000.00
  • 101 Donors

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