Sunday January 29th is the start of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, the Beargrease 120 and the Beargrease 40. All three races will start at Billy’s Bar in Duluth. Each race finishes on a different day and in a different location. The race began in 1980 and the marathon is a qualifier for the Iditarod in Alaska.

The John Beargrease website has all the information you need with maps for checkpoints, live coverage of the races, information about the mushers, volunteer sign-up and history of the race:


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