Watch the thrilling start of a sled dog race, and meet mushers as you roam through the festival of dog trucks preparing for several races in the area. Spectating is typically free, and the sight of powerful teams leaving the starting chute is priceless.

The Beargrease

The longest sled dog race in the lower 48, starts and ends in Duluth and features teams from across the US and Canada competing in the 375 mile marathon and 150 mile mid-distance races. Festivities all weekend long leading up to the crowd drawing spectacular start typically the last Sunday in January. Book your trip through Duluth to take in this fun for the whole family event pre or post your dogsled adventure. We typically offer a Beargrease Special Trip, which allows you to catch the start of the race on Sunday and then head north for the start of your trip the same evening.

The WolfTrack Classic

Make it a WolfTrack weekend! Come for a dogsled day trip on Saturday, and then catch the local Ely race on Sunday. Cheer on the sled dog teams, or get involved as a volunteer. This race draws over 50 teams regionally, with great viewing at several of the road crossings on the 30 and 65 mile routes. Race day is typically the last Sunday in February.

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