Gallery: 2021 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon |

Gallery: 2021 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Erin Altemus nears the Two Harbors checkpoint Sunday afternoon. Erin Altemus nears the Two Harbors checkpoint Sunday afternoon. |  Photo: Baihly Warfield/WDIO

Created: February 03, 2021 11:48 AM

It's the 37th annual running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. For 300 miles, teams head up the North Shore for this premiere event, which is one of the longest sled dog marathon in the lower 48 states.

WDIO News had a crew along the route bringing us the sights and sounds of the race with stories, videos and pictures.  Visit the WDIO John Beargrease web page for full coverage.

With the coronavirus pandemic, and limited snowfall, this race was in question. However officials were able to pull together a plan and the race began on Sunday morning, January 31.  Spectators were not able to attend the start or finish, due to health protocols, but WDIO was was there throughout the race.

Here are some of our favorite pictures of the 2021 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, and coverage leading up to the race. If you would like to share a picture, please email or share with WDIO on Facebook or Instagram using #wdionews.

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