Due to Covid all in person non-race events have been cancelled. We thank you for all of your support and hope to see you at all our events in 2022.  Scroll down to see all the great events we hope to do again in the future!

The Cub Run| January  18, 2020

The Cub Run is designed to give novice mushers up to age 14 an opportunity to learn about the sport while competing in scaled down version of our larger events, complete with vet checks, official times and an awards ceremony. Families and fans are encouraged to get outside and cheer on the young mushers.

Location: Silver Creek Town Hall, 1891 Town Road, Two Harbors, MN 

The Cub Run registration is full for 2020. Good luck to all our future marathon mushers!!

Cub run details and registration
2020 Cub Run Participants

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7 West Taphouse Tap Takeover | January 23, 2020

7 West Taphouse Tap Takeover – Miller Hill Mall Location, Duluth. Both Bent Paddle and Castle Danger are donating once again! ALL the proceeds will go to the Beargrease, so stop in all month to support the Beargrease. 

Learn more about the takeover

KQDS Mini Sled Dog Races | January 24, 2020

7:00 am KQDS Mini Sled Dog Races, Canal Park Brewing Co, Duluth

YES – it’s early…but we’ll have coffee!  And the best part? CPB opens their doors so we can be toasty warm in between races!  

Learn more about mini sled dog races

BrewSheen By Beargrease! | January 24, 2020

We have partnered up with Glensheen for our annual BrewSheen! This event will take place at the premiere House Museum in Minnesota and we’ll enjoy culinary creations and craft-brewed-beer from Canal Park Brewing. (Basically-we just wanted an excuse to kick-off Beargrease Weekend with an EPIC party). Join us for food, tours and of course…beer & bonfires:

$40, advanced registration required. Includes tour of the historic mansion. 5:30 pm

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Vet Checks | January 25, 2020

Vet Checks for teams at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN. Starting at 8:00 AM.

Register for Vet Checks

Cutest Puppy Contest | January 25, 2020

Cutest Puppy Contest, Fitger’s, Duluth.  Get your official Beargrease Merchandise and find out who the cutest puppy in the Northland will be. 

Learn more about the cutest puppy contest

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Photo Exhibit Open House| January 19, 2020 through March 8, 2020

The Beargrease Art Show opens at the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth on January 19, 2020.  See incredible  artwork from John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon from years past. 

Can’t make it Race Weekend?  Not to worry – this show runs through March 8!

Learn more about the art exhibit

Social: Cash Bar & Silent Auction | January 25, 2020

Everyone is welcome to Social Hour from 3:00-4:30 at Lake Superior College. Grab a soda or cocktail from the bar and peruse the Silent Auction, all proceeds will support the Beargrease. Many mushers and handlers will be coming in from their Vet Checks, as well as the judges, vet teams, families and friends – it’s a great time to gather and celebrate all things Beargrease!

Plus – get your 50/50 Raffle Tickets!  $5.00 per ticket, drawing on February 19, 2020 and all proceeds go to the Beargrease!

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Opening Ceremonies Dinner | January 25, 2020

Dinner Requires Ticket in Advance of $20
Dinner begins at 4:30, advanced tickets required. Cost is $20 per person. 

The Bib Draw and formal program begins after dinner. Held at Lake Superior College, 2101 Trinity Road,  Duluth.  Park in Lot 1 area.  Enter “Building E” and proceed to the Commons Area, second level (follow the signs).  Lake Superior College Maps and Parking 

Chef’s Italian Dinner: Penne pasta, authentic marinara + alfredo sauce, housemade meat lasagna, season’s fresh vegetable, classic caesar salad, fresh grated parmesan cheese, breadsticks.

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Billy’s Open for Breakfast| January 26, 2020

7:30 am Billy’s (3502 W. Tischer Road in Duluth, MN. )  We’ll be setting up, but Billy’s Crew can get you hooked up with some great breakfast items, Bloody Mary’s and of course lots of hot coffee. And if you’re bored after breakfast?  Help us out 🙂  

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Estimated First Marathon Team at Highway 2 | January 26, 2020

2:00 pm Estimated First Marathon Team at Highway 2 Checkpoint, Two Harbors

Estimated Finish of Beargrease 40 | January 26, 2020

3:30 pm* Estimated Finish of Beargrease 40, Highway 2, Checkpoint, Two Harbors

Estimated First Marathon Team into the Finland Checkpoint | January 26, 2020

9:00 pm Estimated first team into the Finland Checkpoint


Monday, January 27, 2020

Estimated First Marathon Team in to Sawbill | January 27, 2020

3:30 am Estimated first team in to Sawbill Checkpoint 


Estimated Time for Beargrease 120 Finish | January 27, 2020

5:00 am* Estimated Time Beargrease 120 Finish, Trestle Inn, Finland, MN

Beargrease 120 Awards Ceremony | January 27, 2020 | 1 pm

6:00 a.m. – 11:59 free pancakes & sausage for our mushers & volunteers!  Free will offering for the public attending the breakfast.
12:00 – 3:30 – Soup & Homemade Bread Buffet  – $8.00 per person.  No advanced ticket sales necessary. 

1 pm Beargrease 120 Awards Ceremony, Trestle Inn – Finland, MN.  

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Estimated Time for First Marathon Team into Trail Center | January 27, 2020

1:00 pm  Estimated first team into Trail Center


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Estimated First Marathon Team into Skyport | January 28, 2020

1:30 am Estimated first team into Skyport (Devil Track Lake.


Estimated First Marathon Team into Mineral Center | January 28, 2020

11:30 am Estimated first team into Mineral Center


Estimated Time Marathon Finish | January 28, 2020

6:00 pm Estimated Time Marathon Finish, Grand Portage Lodge and Casino


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Marathon Awards Banquet & Closing Ceremonies | January 29, 2020

Join us at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino at 9:00 AM for a breakfast buffet.  Suggested donation $10 for all guests, with the exception of members from Grand Portage.  

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