February 23-24th, 2019

Snow hooks pulled in:

2019/02/24 09:00:00

What's Happening

1 week ago

Mushers are a breed apart. They love their animals and put their dogs needs before their own. There is a bond between human and animal - trust, respect and understanding that they are a team ... See more

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3 weeks ago

While the cold, snow and winds of winter are gone, the sled dogs are waiting and ready with song.

Photo by Les Conrad

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1 month ago

A shout out to all the handlers who support mushers throughout the race. These hard working individuals work behind the scenes with little public recognition. But those familiar with mushing know ... See more

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1 month ago

Only nine more months before its race day! WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the Ely MN Ball Field.

Photo by Les Conrad

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2 months ago

The next generation of a mushing family. Mushing teaches a variety of life skills including responsibility, hard work and self-confidence. Riding the runners in a race is pay off for all the long ... See more

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Attention Mushers!

ATTENTION MUSHERS!  There are no vet checks on Saturday, February 23, 2019.  Instead, please have your vaccination records available for the Race Vet at the Musher’s Dinner on Saturday.  Vet Checks will be performed on Sunday morning before the race.

6-Dog Route

Curious about the 6-dog race route for 2019?  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.  Click the above map to explore their route.

The 8-dog course remains the same as in previous years.  View their route by clicking “About the Race” above and selecting “Race Route” from the drop down list.

Race Viewing Points

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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