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Info For
Mushers

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is pleased to offer four different types of races for different experience levels! Join us this year to become part of a rich history that will live on for generations and to accomplish one of the most rewarding and challenging races in the lower 48 states.

Register Your Team Today!

Beargrease Marathon

$390 through December 31

$450 January 1 – 27th

No entries after January 27th

Beargrease 120

$240 through December 31

$290 January 1 – 27th

No entries after January 27th

Beargrease 40

$80

Beargrease 120
Junior Class

$240 through December 31

$290 January 1 – 27th

No entries after January 27th

Registrations are not valid until all required components are received. Components include: component A, component B, component C.

Mandatory Vet Checks

Each registered team must schedule a vet check. If multiple teams are in a truck, please try to schedule the appointments at the same time or consecutively.

If you have questions, email info@beargrease.com

Click here to schedule your Vet Check.

Covid Refund Policy

A full Refund will be given If the race is cancelled due to Covid-19 or if a musher has to withdraw because they have tested positive or been exposed to Covid-19 and are following the quarantine guidelines

NOTICE! Due to limited space the maximum number of teams allowed to race will be 75 teams. Spaces for each race have been reserved at the following numbers: 25 Marathon teams 30 mid (120) teams and 20 rec (40) teams. These spaces will be held until December 4th at which time the wait list if applicable will be utilized under the guidance of the Race Coordinator and Race Marshal.

Mushers, thank you for joining us in the race this year, we are looking forward to seeing you in Duluth soon!

Total Purse

Marathon:
1st: $3,000
2nd: $2,160
3rd: $1,680
4th: $1,200
5th: $960
6th: $840
7th: $720
8th: $600
9th: $480
10th: $360

Beargrease 120:
1st: $2,000
2nd: $1,440
3rd: $1,120
4th: $800
5th: $640
6th: $560
7th: $480
8th: $400
9th: $320
10th: $240

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Official 2022 Race Rules

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