Beargrease 2019: What's new for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon this year
What's new for the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon this year?
A shortened course (and the possibility of some new strategies as a result), a new location for the race start and finish, some seasoned mushers taking part in the Beargrease for the first time and new rec race and junior musher entrants bringing fresh energy to the competition. In addition, the connection between the race and its namesake, John Beargrease, is stronger than ever.
What's familiar for the 2019 race? Some household names return, some well-known names are missing (the reason why will make you smile) and, as veteran musher Frank Moe observes, mushers continue to be "notorious liars"!
KUMD's coverage of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.