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Gunflint Mail Run

Event date: 1/10/2020 - 1/12/2020 Export event

Event Location: Trail Center Lodge

Gunflint Mail Run

Sled Dog Race scheduled for Jan 10 – 12

COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA December 29, 2019  (LSN) Experience sled-dog racing as an insider--volunteer!  Take home memories with you and your family that will last a lifetime. When trying to uncover the mystery of the bold north, there is no greater opportunity for discovery than to watch a live sled dog race.

The strong and proud work of these pups will floor you, only paling in comparison to the dedication of each musher to their team. Regain child-like wonderment, and bring yourself north to enjoy the snow with man’s-best-friend. The Gunflint Mail Run (GMR) Sled Dog Race is scheduled for Friday, Jan 10 – Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 on the Gunflint Trail north of Grand Marais, Minn., drawing local and world-class mushers and their sled dog teams from across the continent.  The event is open for public spectators, and, as an added bonus, the event is inviting volunteers for a variety of opportunities, ranging from no previous experience to some with specific experience.


The Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race is a continuous race consisting of two legs of equal distance, separated by a mandatory layover. There are two classes in the race: a 12-dog, 100-mile race and an 8-dog, 65-mile race. Races will start and finish at Trail Center Lodge on the Gunflint Trail. 

Great viewing is also available at Big Bear Lodge and Rockwood Lodge. Big Bear Lodge is open from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Rockwood Lodge is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (Please note that Rockwood Lodge does not have bathroom facilities in the winter. They do, however, have coffee and free WiFi.)

Dog Sled Gunflint Mail Run  Lake Superior NewsThe following mushers plan to participate in the 2020 Gunflint Mail Run, local Mushers featured in bold: 12-dog teams:

  • Ryan Anderson from Andertier Racing, St. Croix Falls, Wis.
  • John Fisher from Meander Mountain Huskies, Cook, Minn.
  • Talia Martens from Talia’s Team, Brule, Wis.
  • Kevin Mathis from Go the Distance Kennel, Monona, Iowa.
  • Frank Moe from Moetown Kennels, Hovland, Minn.
  • Erin Redington from Callin’ Trail Kennel, Skagway, Alaska.
  • Ryan Redington from Callin’ Trail Kennel, Skagway, Alaska.
  • Matt Schmidt from Mush Lake Racing, Grand Marais, Minn.
  • Nathan Schroeder from Schroeder Mushing, Goodland, Minn.
  • Rita Wehseler from Stoney Creek Kennels, Tofte, Minn.


8-dog teams:

  • Erin Altemus from Mush Lake Racing, Grand Marais, Minn.
  • Janet Bahe from Unleashed Sled Dog Adventures, Togo, Minn.
  • Kelsey Beaber from Flying K Kennel, Mountain, Wis.
  • Ryan Beaber from Flying K Kennel, Mountain, Wis.
  • Brian Bergen from Gone to the Dogs, Sioux Lookout, Ont.
  • Anna Bolvin from Yesican Racing Kennel, Porcupine Plain, Sask.
  • Blair Braverman from BraverMountain Mushing, Mountain, Wis.
  • Andrea Deboer from Amarok Kennel, Grand Marais, Minn.
  • Maria Gaffney from Irish Creek Dogs, Hovland, Minn.
  • Nicole Grangroth from True North Kennel, Menahga, Minn.
  • Andy Heerschap from Paws on Patrol Sled Dog Kennel, Nolalu, Ont.
  • Pat Hodgeman, Got Dogs Racing Kennel, Minong, Wis.
  • Bob Johnson from Spring Rock Huskies, Togo, Minn.
  • Dusty Klaven from Klaven’s Crazy K-9s, Togo, Minn.
  • Stephanie Love from Moetown Kennels, Hovland, Minn.
  • Steve Peterson from Snow Mountain Ranch Dog Sledding, Granby, Colo.
  • Christine Richardson from Seal Cove Kennel, Canaan, NH.
  • Erin Schouweiller from Otter Run Kennel, Irma, Wis.
  • Darcy Stanley-Nord from Nordstar Racing, Milaca, Minn.

Lynne Witte from Iskristall, Luther, Mich.

About Cook County Minnesota

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Cook County is at the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead region in the remote northeastern part of the state, stretching from the shores of Lake Superior to the US-Canada border. By land it borders Ontario, Canada to the north, and Lake County, MN to the west.  The highest point in Minnesota, Eagle Mountain is 2,301 feet and the highest lake,  Total Area equals 3,339.72 sq miles

Cook County is home to three national protected areas:
Grand Portage National Monument
Superior National Forest
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Cook County include:
 Grand Marais     Lutsen Mountains
 Gunflint Trail      Superior Hiking Trail
 Grand Portage 

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Event AddressTrail Center Lodge Gun Flint Trail

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