The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is the longest sled dog race in the lower 48 states and the Beargrease is a qualifier for the Iditarod in Alaska. Come watch the start, and be there at the finish - with WDIO News coverage.
Reigning champion Blake Freking and 2019 runner up Jen Freking spoke with WDIO at the checkpoint in Two Harbors Sunday night. Both said they felt good going into the 2020 marathon. But both expect their teams to run slower in the warmer weather.
Martha Schouweiler is well known among the Beargrease community having won four consecutive Beargrease mid-distance races from 2015-2018. However this year, Otter Run Kennel will be represented by her daughter-in-law Erin Schouweiler.
The Superior Hiking Trail Association says Larry Sampson's contributions are immeasurable. They decided to honor him by adding a new point of interest along the Ely's Peak Loop and naming it 'Larry's Lookout.'
Northland natives Jim Nowak and John Naslund have earned the name the Iron Two after running every Grandma's Marathon since it's inception. Having raced through rain, construction, and growing crowds, the men didn't let a virus break their streak.