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Information about the
Beargrease Race

Info for Mushers

Mushers: click here to register your team for the race, schedule your vet check, read race rules and more!

Race Timing Sheets

Scroll all the way to the right side of the timing sheets to view complete information.

Meet the 2022 Beargrease Mushers

Meet the amazing people behind the dogs! We are proud to host Minnesota locals as well as mushers from around the world! Read musher bios from the Beargrease Marathon, Beargrease 140, Beargrease 120 Junior Class, and Beargrease 40 races!

Blake Freking

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Ero Wallin

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Jen Freking

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Erin Letzring

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Learn about the Beargrease’s 3 Different Races

The Beargrease Marathon Race

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The Beargrease 120 Race

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The Beargrease 40 Race

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The Beargrease 120 Junior Class Race

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Lake County Visitors Guide

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Local eats and drinks unique to Minnesota’s North Shore

Sponsored Content

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Local Minnesota beer at Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

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Enjoy local food at the unique and historic Trestle Inn

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Hearty Meals for cold weather at Billy’s

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Fresh, locally-sourced food at the Rustic Inn Cafe

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What to expect when you come see the Beargrease Marathon

Watching the Beargrease is not for the faint of heart. Neither is it for dress shoes, fancy clothes, makeup, or showers (we’re only half joking). Watching the race or volunteering involves spending hours outside in the harshest weather that Northern Minnesota can offer.

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Important Race Week Events

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Investing in the Next Generation

We believe that dogsledding is such a beautiful sport, and we are determined to pass that legacy on to the next generation, but we can’t do it alone! Our “mushing kids” learn many valuable lessons from working with their dogs and achieving remarkable goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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For the safety of all participants, athletes, and spectators, please remember that pets are not permitted at John Beargrease events.

ADA-trained Service Animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are always welcome!

Congratulations to our 2021 Marathon Winner: Erin Letzring

FINISH TIME: 32:43:35

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Please, No Pets Allowed

For the safety of all participants, athletes, and spectators, please remember that pets are not permitted at John Beargrease events.

Service Animals Welcome

ADA-trained Service Animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are always welcome!

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Thankfully You Don’t Have to Wait For a Dogsled to Get Your Mail These Days

Stay up-to-date with the latest Beargrease news; winter isn’t the only time we have fun!
Find out how to be involved in the Beargrease year-around.