Sled Dog Race
Continues in Subzero
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.