Meet the 2024
Mushers

Renee Ruman

Oshkosh, WI

Hi everyone! My name is Renee Ruman, and I am studying biomedical engineering at Michigan Technological University. I aspire to attend veterinary school in a few years after I complete my undergraduate degree. I am currently a member of the Mushing Club at Michigan Tech and am excited for the Beargrease 40 to be my first sled race! Not only do I love mushing on a sled, I also really love dryland, where I have competed in canicross. I was first exposed to mushing at the Boy Scouts of America’s national high adventure base, Northern Tier. After helping with chores and getting the dogs ready for a run, I was hooked! Besides mushing, I love all outdoor activities, including backpacking, skiing, kayaking, and wildlife photography. In the future, I am excited to see where mushing will take me in both dryland and on the sled!

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

I was inspired to start running sled dogs after I spent time with sled dogs at the Boy Scouts of America’s Northern Tier National High Adventure Base.

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