February 24-25th, 2018

Snow hooks pulled in:

2018/02/25 09:00:00

What's Happening

15 hours ago
WolfTrack Classic Awards Dinner

As soon as the last sled dog team crosses the finish line, we will head to the Grand Ely Lodge to celebrate an amazing group of mushers and their canine athletes. NOTE: We are estimating the race ... See more

As soon as the last sled dog team crosses the finish line, we will head to the Grand Ely Lodge to celebrate an amazing group of mushers and their canine athletes. NOTE: We are estimating the race ... See more

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22 hours ago

MUSHER INFORMATION: No vet checks on Sat Feb 24th. Come to the Ely Senior Center at 27 1st Ave E. in Ely at 4:00pm bring your vaccination records, Dr. Hanson will go over them.

Musher Dinner will ... See more

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1 day ago

Good Luck this weekend to all the teams running the UP200, Midnight Run and Jackpine 30! We will be watching on ifan sports!!

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2 days ago
Photos from WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race's post

Race Fans, February 25th is race day. The start is at the Ely Softball Complex, same as the last several years. Teams arrive at 7:00 am to prepare. This is an excellent time to see all the dogs ... See more

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3 days ago

Welcome to the latest teams to sign up. Jennifer Freking, Mathew Klesser and Calvin Rowley!!!

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Attention Mushers!

Vet checks have changed this year. There will be no vet checks held on Saturday Feb. 24th. Instead, please have your vaccination records available for the Race Vet at the Musher’s Dinner.  Vet Checks will be performed the morning before the race.

New 6-Dog Route

The WolfTrack Classic board is excited to announce changes for the 2018 race.  This year both the 6-dog and 8-dog races will start and finish right in Ely.  The 8-dog course remains the same as in previous years.  Our President and Race Director, Ellen, worked with a variety of agencies to come up with a new 6-dog route that promises to be an incredible course for dogs and mushers alike.  Is your curiosity peaked?  Read on…

Mushers and their 6-dog teams will follow the Taconite Trail to just short of the Bear Head Lake State Park road, and then run along Purvis Road and loop back onto the Taconite Trail.  The total route will be about 32 miles in length.

To view the new route, click on the map image above.

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Thank You...

Special thanks to the City of Ely, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Louis County, Bear Head Lake State Park and United States Forest Service for all their great support during the planning and implementation of the race. We appreciate the continued support of these organizations and their staff for the many ways they provide assistance to bring the WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race to Ely each year. Thank you!

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