February 23-24th, 2019

Snow hooks pulled in:

2019/02/24 09:00:00

What's Happening

3 months ago

The second round to hit the trails are our 6-dog teams: Darcey Stanley-Nord (36), Julie Schmelzer (37), Rhonda Heerschap (38), Scott Edgett (39), Steve Bergemann (40), Tim Chisholm (41), Billie Diver ... See more

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3 months ago

The race is on. Snow or no snow - it's a go! Hitting the trails first are the 8-dog teams. Here's the line-up: Dusty Klaven (12), Neil Seeger (13), Sandra Visger (14), Frank Moe (16), Adam Treful ... See more

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4 months ago

Longing to hit the trail... These amazing dogs love to run. If you are looking for viewing points to see these trail masters in motion, here are some great spots: Highway 1 just south of the Ely ... See more

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4 months ago

We are just under two days before the teams head out from the Ely ball field. There is a full day of fun scheduled throughout race day on Sunday, February 25. Race headquarters will be located at ... See more

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4 months ago

Can you see the eager anticipation? We would like to welcome IFan as part of our race day event. Those awesome announcers will be keeping race fans up to date on all the happenings. Tune in on ... 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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