DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A lack of snow in Duluth means the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will start outside Two Harbors for the second year in a row.
Organizers say the race up the North Shore of Lake Superior and back will begin Sunday, Jan. 31, at a scenic spot, gravel pit near Highway 2, just north of Two Harbors, rather than Duluth East High School. But the 383-mile race isn’t being shortened much because it now extends up to Grand Portage.READ MORE: North St. Paul Man Killed In Rollover Crash On Highway 36
The marathon is still expected to finish at Billy’s Bar in Duluth around Wednesday, Feb. 3.READ MORE: Jaleel Stallings To Receive $1.5M Settlement From Minneapolis
This will be the 32nd running of the Beargrease. The marathon is named for John Beargrease, an Ojibwe Indian from Beaver Bay who delivered mail along the North Shore from 1879 to 1899 by dogsled.MORE NEWS: Minneapolis Memorial For Sexual Assault Survivors Vandalized
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