The annual Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race is happening this weekend on the Gunflint Trail. It’s a continuous race with two legs of equal distance, separated by a mandatory layover. There’s a 12-dog, 100-mile race and an 8-dog, 65 mile race. This is a great spectator event with viewing available at along the course at road crossings as well a a spectator area at the Old Blankenberg Pit, where the 12-dog teams are turning around. Road crossings, Big Bear Lodge, Rockwood Lodge and especially Trail Center Lodge are other places to catch the excitement. Races will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Trail Center Lodge, and an awards banquet will be held at the lodge at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Check out who is mushing online and remember to leave your own dogs at home.
If you want to get a really up close and personal view then volunteer! Matt and Cassidy have volunteered the past few years and it’s one of the highlights of their winter. We’ve got room for you to stay at Voyageur!