Updated: 01/19/2014 10:22 PM
Created: 01/19/2014 2:20 PM WDIO.com
By: Laurie Stribling
Mushers will be back in Duluth for the start of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon next week, but Sunday Northlanders got a sneak peek at the fun.
Mushers were giving sled dog rides to kids and adults at Spirit Mountain's Grand Chalet. It's meant to let people know about all the events coming up for the Beargrease.
Along with sled dog rides, people enjoyed smores and face painting, and it was all for free.
Cloquet's Billie Diver was there. She was showing off some of her new team members, a pair of puppies.
Diver said the Beargrease is a great event for the area.
"It really brings the whole community together; that's what's great about the Beargrease," Diver said. "The whole town gets involved. Everybody gets out and watches the race or volunteers."
The 30th annual Beargrease starts at 1 p.m. next Sunday at Duluth East High School.
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