No snow in Duluth forces Beargrease to start in Two Harbors

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The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is named for John Beargrease, an Ojibwe Indian from Beaver Bay who delivered mail along the North Shore from 1879 to 1899 by dogsled // Photo by Chris Beck

A lack of snow in Duluth means the 32nd John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will start outside Two Harbors for the second year in a row, reports the Star Tribune.

The race up the North Shore of Lake Superior and back will begin Sunday, January 31, from a gravel pit near Highway 2, just north of Two Harbors, and will be extended to Grand Portage in order to maintain its 383-mile length.

It is still expected to finish at Billy’s Bar in Duluth around Wednesday, February 3.

[H/T Star Tribune]

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