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Help Keep History Alive: Support the Race

We would love for you to become a part of the Beargrease family! We greatly rely on sponsors and donors like you to keep our amazing sport alive, and to help our mushers offer top-notch care to the canine athletes in their kennels. There are many ways to get involved financially, and any amount is greatly appreciated by us at the Beargrease and our mushers!

Become a Beargrease Member!

Gain voting rights, a Beargrease Membership patch, and/or a mile marker with your name on it!

Partner with Us by Participating in Our Events

Beargrease Fur-K

The run will take place on the Erkkl-Harju Ski Trail. Register for the morning (8:00am-12:00pm) or afternoon block (1:00pm-4:00pm).

Purchase your f5 and DogtoberFest tickets here!

Or, join us Virtually! We want everyone near and far to be able to participate even if they can’t join us for a run/walk/trot around the trails of Two Harbors MN.

2020 was a completely virtual event with over 590 entries from 43 states, 6 countries, and 3 continents! But guess what? 2021 will be in-person OR virtual – you decide!

DogtoberFest

Blacklist Brewing CO. will be kicking off the DogtoberFest Beer Teasting Celebration serving smaples of Bloody Mary’s all day!

DogtoberFest Beer Tasting Festival will run from 12:00-4:00.

Bent Paddle Bring | Blacklist Brewing Co. | Castle Danger Brewing

Where: Lake County Fairgrounds, Two Harbors

Walk, Run, or Crawl your way to our 2nd Annual 5k & Beer Festival. You can do the FurK, or DogtoberFest… or both!

Mystery Mobile Catering and Oasis Del Norte Food trucks will be selling on-site to sustain you from 10:00am – 4:00 pm.

Live Music begins at noon with Ben Weaver followed by Whiskey Trail Band at 2:00pm.

**We will be following an in adherence with all local and state Covid-19 guidelines during the event.**

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Media Sponsor

WDIO ABC

Online ticket sales are closed but tickets will be available at the gate!

Customized Sponsorship Opportunities

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 entitlements that can take you from a $300 sponsor to a $25,000 — complete with an advertising packages and  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!

Become a sled banner sponsor

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Sponsor a Musher

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Want to Send Mail Via Dog Sled?

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trail mail 2022
The 2022 Commemorative Envelope Artwork by local artist and Beargrease descendant, Sam Zimmerman.

Every year, each Beargrease musher is sworn in as an official U.S. mail carrier, and take letters that you write to a post office at the end of the trail, just as John Beargrease did 100 years ago. We call this tradition “Trail Mail”.

Trail Mail carries on the tradition of John Beargrease. Commemorative envelopes are created by local artists for this historic event. When used to send mail via dog sled, it becomes treasured by the receiver and highly collectible.

How do I send Trail Mail?
  • Purchase your John Beargrease Sled Dog Commemorative envelope(s).
  • Write a letter to a relative, friend, or even yourself! Place the letter in the commemorative envelope and address it.
  • Attach sufficient postage to the envelope and return it to the Beargrease office. (Beargrease Trail Mail, PO Box 16506, Duluth, MN 55816)
Where does Trail Mail go?
  • Your commemorative envelope will be signed by a musher mail carrier and receive a stamped cancellation which reads “carried by dog sled.”
  • Trail Mail will be distributed to musher mail carriers before leaving Duluth.
  • Your mail will be carried by dog sled along the historic Beargrease trail to a predetermined pick-up point where they will then enter the regular mail stream!
Check back later to purchase Trail Mail and for more information!

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