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Forum News Service, Published October 21 2013

2014 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon back on

DULUTH - The 2014 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon is back on.

A group of mushers and sled dog racing enthusiasts came to the Beargrease's board of directors meeting Monday and announced that they would like to take the race over and hold it in January.

Board members agreed that the race needed a change in management. They also agreed to a transition within the next week.

Last week, that board announced that the 2014 race, scheduled as the 30th, wouldn’t be run because of finances. That fired up the mushing community over the weekend, leading to the plan to take over the race.