Meet the 2024
Mushers

Billie Thompson

Cloquet, MN

My name is Billie. I’ve been a part of the Beargrease for many years as a musher, board member, and volunteer. I’ve run multiple other races around Minnesota as well. I have three kids. My husband, mom, and dad are my supporters in life and while I follow this crazy passion of mushing! None of this would be possible without them. Also a huge thank you to Richard Loucks for always supporting and helping to train the dogs year after year. Outside of dogs and kids I work as a neuro trauma nurse and spend any other time outside.

Thank you to our Beargrease sponsor:
KENNEL NAME?

Rock Creek Kennel

HOW CAN PEOPLE FIND YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

Billie Thompson or Rock Creek Kennel on Facebook

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START RUNNING SLED DOGS AND HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED?

Richard Loucks got me into dogs when I was little. Growing up, Deedee Jonrowe was always an idol of mine.

The “goodest” dogs
Need your help

What a sled dog looks forward to most after a long day of racing is a nice bed of straw! But guess what happened at last year’s race? Someone stole all our straw right before the race start! Thankfully, great fans like you helped us out during the final hour to provide this vital supply for our amazing dogs.

These dogs simply are the best – and we want to be able to continue treating them that way! Donations from fans like you make that possible. Would you find it in your heart to help us out? No amount is too small in sled dog world!

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