Full Schedule of Events for Beargrease Race Week
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Cutest Puppy Contest | January 20, 2018
Cutest Puppy Contest at the Fitger’s Complex in Duluth. Registration begins at 11 am and the viewing and voting is from 12-2pm, with awards at 2:30pm.
Cub Run | January 20, 2018
Novice mushers ages 3 to 14 compete in scaled down version of the race (1 to 2 miles). Silver Creek Town Hall, Two Harbors, MN. Musher check in at noon, first mushers take off at 1:20. Spectators encouraged.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018
BEERgrease at Glensheen! | January 26, 2018
We have partnered up with Glensheen and Canal Park Brewing for the first ever BEERgrease! This inaugural event will take place at the premiere House Museum in Minnesota and we’ll enjoy culinary creations and BEERgrease Beer from CPB. (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 or snowshoe tour of the grounds. 5:30 pm.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Vet Checks | January 27, 2018
Vet Checks for teams at Camp 61 in Beaver Bay, MN. Starting at 8:00 AM.
Graveside ceremony by the burial site of John Beargrease, Beaver Bay, MN / 12:00 PM.
Social: Cash Bar & Silent Auction | January 27, 2018
Everyone is welcome to Social Hour from 3:30-5:30 at Superior Shores. 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!
Opening Ceremonies Dinner | January 27, 2018
Dinner Requires Ticket in Advance of $18
Dinner begins at 5:30, advanced tickets required. Cost is $18 per person. We will be carb-loading the mushers with an array of pasta (choice of red or white sauce), salad, and dessert. The Bib Draw and formal program begins after dinner.
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Race Start | January 28, 2018
11:00 AM Race Start
Hwy 2 State Trail access lot. Shuttle busses are also available and begin transporting spectators at 8:30 AM from Lake Co Fairgrounds, on Hwy 2 in Two Harbors. Race Headquarters is being housed at Superior Shores Resort – stop by to check out the Silent Auction items and see the standings.
Monday, January 29, 2018
Mid-Distance Race Finish | January 29, 2018
Mid-Distance race finish at Trail Center Lodge, on the Gunflint Trail in Grand Marais, MN. (Finish times vary – first mushers in, typically starting around 7 AM?)
Mid-Distance Finishers Awards Banquet | January 29, 2018
Mid-Distance Banquet will be held at Skyport Lodge at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at Skyport Lodge or online. Advance registration is advised.
Marathon Teams Layover | January 29, 2018
The Marathon teams will be on layover at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino on January 29.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Marathon Race Finish | January 31, 2018
Marathon race finish at Billy’s Bar in Duluth, MN. (Finish times vary – first mushers in, typically starting around 7 AM?)
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Marathon Finishers Awards Banquet | February 1, 2018
Marathon finishers and awards banquet at Superior Shores Resort. 11:00 AM . Cost is $15, advanced registration required.