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Black Bear Casino Resort Sponsors 2015 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Updated: 08/22/2014 10:29 PM
Created: 08/22/2014 8:39 PM WDIO.com

Some exciting news on Friday for the 2015 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

Black Bear Casino Resort presented a check for $50,000 as they announced their sponsorship of the race. The resort is also offering all the registered mushers complimentary rooms for the duration of their stay. Jason Rice, president of the marathon, said this was a big day for them.

"It's pretty big to know that the biggest chunk of your budget for the year has just come in," said Rice. "Last year at this time, the board of directors was starting to plan already to shut down the race, so we've come full circle."

The first day of registration is on September 7th held at the casino. Rice said they're anticipating a full field this year with 30 marathon teams and 50 mid-distance teams.

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