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Photo Exhibit - Grand Opening - Sunday January 22nd

Location: Great lakes Aquarium
Time: 1:00 - 4:00

Be sure to join us for the 2017 Photo Exhibit Open House Sunday, January 22 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Great Lakes Aquarium. If you've never been to the exhibit - it's a must see! We are very thankful to the talented photographers who capture the imagery of the Beargrease, entry to the show is free and open to the public.

Vet Checks - Saturday January 28

Location: Beaver Bay MN
Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


Opening Ceremonies - Saturday January 28th

Location: American Legion - 614 First Ave | Two Harbors MN
Time: 5:30 pm
Tickets: Opening Ceremony Tickets

Come join the fun at Opening Ceremonies for the 2017 Beargrease. Stay and eat dinner with our mushers, vets and many race fans.

Dinner includes: Pasty Hotdish, Braised Pork Ragout with Penne, Garden Salad, Bread with Butter and Sea Salt Caramel Brownies ... YUMMY!

Reservations are recommended, we cannot guarantee persons without reservations can be accomodated.

Mushers eat free.

Tickets will not be mailed, you can check in at the door to receive your dinner ticket.

Meet The Mushers - Sunday January 29th

Location: HWY 2 Gravel Pit - Two Harbors, MN (8.5 miles from HWY 61 on Lake County 2)
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join us at the start staging area of the race to see the dogs and their mushers prepare for the race, get Beargrease Merchandise and visit with sponsors.

Please - no pets! Service pets welcome.

Race Start - Sunday January 29th

33rd Running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Location: HWY 2 Gravel Pit Two Harbors MN (8.5 miles from HWY 61 on Lake County 2)
Time: 11:00 am

No family pets but Service Dogs are welcome!

Spectators are encouraged to hop on a shuttle bus at the Lake County Fairgrounds and ride to the race start. Buses will run from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Mid Distance Awards Banquet - Monday January 30th

Location: Trail Center
Time: 3 pm


Marathon Awards Banquet - Thursday February 2nd

Location: American Legion - 614 First Ave Two Harbors MN
Time: 11:00 am
Tickets: Marathon Awards Banquet Tickets

Celebrate the Beargrease Marathon with our mushers.

Menu: French Onion Soup, house bread, assorted Dollar Sandwiches and delicious Salted Caramel Brownies.

Mushers eat free and others need to reserve tickets by January 28th. Tickets will not be mailed. Check in at the door to receive your ticket to eat.

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