Thirty mushers and 420 dogs are hitting Minnesota trails in a rebooted John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon that offers new features to make it easier for fans to follow along. Sunday’s Beargrease is the longest dog sled race in the Lower 48 states and is a qualifier for Alaska’s famed Iditarod.
The new leadership for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is optimistic about restoring the race to its former glory.
The “Coolest Celebration on Earth” kicks off Thursday in St. Paul and runs through Feb. 3.
Mushers are getting their dog teams ready for the 28th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.