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Join us for coverage of the 2023 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

Beargrease 2023 has begun!

Ashlee Smith (WDSE)

The 2023 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon has begun! WDSE Director of Content Ashlee Smith talks with The North 1033's Chris Harwood from the starting line. At 10:00, following the spirit of John Beargrease as the first team, team number two led by Colleen Wallin crossed the starting line, followed by 16 other teams. Following the full marathon start, teams in the Beargrease 120 (the mid-distance race), the Junior Beargrease 120, and the Beargrease 40 will begin their races. All told, 60 teams will be on the trail this week.

Tune into The North 1033 tomorrow morning at 8 am for the next live update from On the Trail. Further reports will be heard at 11 am and 2 pm, and Tuesday at 8am, 11 am and 2 pm as well!

Chris Harwood is The North 1033’s Production Director and (acting) Program Director, a morning/daytime host, and the host of Soul Village. He is also a musician, a music historian, an audio engineer, and an avid record collector.