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Erin Altemus

Grand Marais, MN

I live with my husband Matt and daughter Sylvia, age 4, and our 30 Alaskans near Grand Marais, MN. This will be my 5th Beargrease Marathon. I work as a nurse at the local hospital, write about mushing and trail run in the off-season. Raising and running sled dogs makes for an intense and crazy life style, but I’ve never enjoyed being idle, so it works out well. We hope to get our kiddo on the runners this year as well.

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I learned to run dogs at Camp Menogyn, mostly by trial and error. Have been running dogs about 11 years.

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