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Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race Continues in Subzero Temperatures

Cook County News Herald 1/5/14

Despite sub-zero temperatures, the Gichigami Express Sled Dog Race continues today, Sunday, January 5 at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino. Mushers are nearing Devil Track Lake on their way to The Landing at Devil Track for the end of the second stage of the race. Eleven teams left Poplar Lake at 9 a.m. this morning in - 25 degree temperatures. Mushers are competing for a guaranteed $25,000 race purse.

The first stage of the race was 60 miles through the wilderness from Grand Portage to Hungry Jack Lodge on the Gunflint Trail. Racing fans and handlers are anxiously standing by at The Landing at Devil Track to see dogs and mushers come across the lake.

This evening a banquet will be hosted by the American Legion Post 413 downtown Grand Marais at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

The final stage starts Monday, January 6 at 9 a.m. at Devil Track Resort with mushers heading back to Grand Portage. Mushers should be arriving at 12:30 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. the event wraps up with an Awards Banquet, at Grand Portage Lodge & Casino. Cost is $15 at the door with a cash bar before and after banquet. No alcohol served or allowed at the banquet.


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