The historic 390-mile Beargrease is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states and a prequalifying race to the Iditarod. Mushers and their teams brave the rugged terrain and elements of Minnesota's North Shore trails from Duluth to the Canadian Border and back to Duluth.
This year's Gala Dinner is Fri., Jan. 24.
Other race events include the Cutest Puppy Contest and Opening Ceremonies on Sat., Jan. 25. The Beargrease Race starts Sun., Jan. 26.
Events are open to the public. Facebook: John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon and check out www.beargrease.com for 2014 race information. Call (218) 722-7631 or visit http://www.beargrease.com.