Peter McClelland

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Peter McClelland

Peter McClelland

Isabella, MN

I first ran a dog team way back in 1989 on a winter camping trip. As with most everyone in this race, that simple trip sparked a life I could not have imagined. In 1995 I started my own touring business, White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures. We specialize in hands-on trips where people can mush their own team of dogs.

In 2000 I participated in my first John Beargrease race, and that too was a fateful choice. I have been running and involved with the Beargrease ever since. I have run the Mid Distance twice and the Marathon many times; it might be 15, I am not sure.

I live in Isabella, Minnesota, with my wife Christine, and our children Morgan, 16, and Milo, 14. Both the kids are involved with the dogs and our tours

What other races have you completed to qualify for the marathon?

Last year’s Marathon

How many lead dogs in your team?

Eight to ten

Who are your dog handlers?

Heidi Favet and Scott Quick

What is your age as of Jan 25, 2020?


Kennel name

White Wilderness

Rig size

Truck and trailer. Trailer about 14′

Who are your sponsors?

Denise Parker White Wilderness

What inspired you to start running sled dogs and how old were you when you started?

I wanted to learn how to winter camp. The program I did to do so involved sled dogs and I was hooked.