January 26, 2020 - January 30, 2020
All Day

John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon
John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

The race commemorates the life of John Beargrease, the son of a Chippewa chief who delivered mail by dog sled along Lake Superior’s rugged North Shore in the late 19th century.
The most challenging race in the lower 48, the Beargrease is a qualifying race for Alaska’s famous Iditarod. The grueling contest marks a 400-mile route from Duluth to Gunflint Lake on the Canadian border and back. A shorter, mid-distance race goes one-way on the route, full marathon doubles back on same route.
Spectators can watch these amazing teams pass by – checkpoints are accessible by car and allow close-up access to the teams.

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January 30, 2020
2:00 pm

North House Special Programs
North House Special Programs

North House Folk School | Grand Marais MN

Campus Tours, Fridays at 2pm
Learn a little about this place where so many folks learn a lot!

Special Programs, Thursdays

  • Jan 16 : Open Studio Night, @ Betsy Bowen’s Studios, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Jan 23 : Free Film, 6:30pm, “Kaisa’s Enchanted Forest”
  • Jan 30 : Try Out weaving, 6:30-9pm