John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Cancelled This Winter

Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 6:55 am

A legendary Sled Dog race up north has been cancelled this year. WDIO reports that due to lack of funding, organizers of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon have canceled the 2014 race.

Officials in charge of the race say they plan to use 2014 as a year to regroup and do some fundraising. They say the unpredictability of the past few winters,has been a major issue. Due to poor weather conditions, the race was cancelled two years ago and then postponed last year, which led to financial problems. ORganizers told WDIO that it takes a minimum of $45,000 to run a race, so fundraising efforts for the 2015 race will begin now.

The running in 2014 would have been the 30th running of the Beargrease.



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