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Dog Days of Winter Fun -CANCELLED due to conditions

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - All Day

Trail Center Lodge
7611 Gunflint Trail
Grand Marais, MN 55604

Dog Days of Winter has been cancelled for 2017. Unfortunately the conditions are not in good enough shape on Poplar Lake.


Dog Days of Winter Fun is a free event and includes Sled Dog Derbies, Skijoring, Snowman competition, a bonfire and yummy snacks!

Sled Dog Derbies

-8 dog, 20-23 miles entry fee, $40.00

-6 dog, 11-12 miles entry fee,  $30.00

-4 dog, 3-3.5 miles entry fee  $20.00

There will also be races and rides for kiddos

Registration  8 – 10 am, Musher meeting at 10 am, Race begins at 11 am

8 dog teams first, followed by 6 dog teams and then 4 dog teams. There will be approximately 2 minutes between teams and 5 minutes between start of races

Click here for specific rules.


2 mile race entry fee  $10; 5 mile race entry fee $15

Registration is from 10 am -1 pm, Participant Meeting at 1:15 pm and Start at 2 pm

-Both races have a 2 dog max per skier

-Both  are freestyle races (open to skate skiing or classic skiing)

and are open to all experience levels

-The race course will take place entirely on Poplar Lake and will be groomed but

will not have set classic tracks

?-Skate skiing should be quite favorable for those seeking speed!

-Kick Sleds welcome

Snowman Competition – Free!

Trail Center will supply the snow and a box of accessories. You are welcome to bring your own items. Be creative and be decent. Two Categories: 12 & under, 12 & over

Free bonfire with s’mores, hot dogs and hot cocoa!

call Sarah at 218-388-2214
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For more information
Call: 218-388-2214