Be Part of the Beargrease Family! 

Did you know it can cost a musher upwards of $50,000 a year to feed and care for the canine athletes in their kennel?   

Wallin Family 2020 Finish

That is why our sponsors are critical to our Beargrease Family. 

Our goal for 2021 is simple:

  • To put on a safe race for our mushers and volunteers.
  • Get our fans up-close-and-personal to the action online through WDIO and QPAWS Race Coverage.
  • To raise money and increase our purse for our beloved canine athletes. Many races across the country and North America are canceled.  Mushers rely on a purse to help with their yearly kennel expenses. 

About the Beargrease:

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon has been in existence for over 40 years and is a tradition in Northern Minnesota.Freking Finish at Grand Portage

The mission is to conduct the best long distance sled dog race in North America in a culturally sensitive manner and promote the sport of dog mushing. 

The 300 mile marathon race takes mushers through the Sawtooth Mountain Range, which runs parallel to Lake Superior – the largest of the Great Lakes & largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world.  Mushers need to run with their teams through the rugged terrain, steep hills and ever changing weather conditions in order to have any chance at being crowned Beargrease Champion.

The Beargrease is also proud to host the most competitive mid-distance race in North America, the Beargrease 120, as well as our recreational class race, the Beargrease 40.  


In 2020, we garnered over 70 million impressions across the United States!  We were featured in  national publications such as the USA Today, People Magazine and the Washington Post.  

  • 85% of our fans want to spend their dollars on food & drink
  • 70% want to spend on clothing
  • 60% want to spend on pet products 

Use this powerful platform to engage with our Loyal Fan Base:

We have sled banner sponsorships that start at $250 and entitlements that can take you from a $500 sponsor to a $50,000 —Beargrease Sled Banner

complete with an advertising package on WDIO TV and on our International Broadcast through QPAWS.   We customize all of our sponsorships to the needs of the sponsor–which include banners at the start, on-screen logo placements, dedicated social media, and more. Contact us today and become part of the Beargrease Family! 

For all sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Monica Hendrickson