Registration is closed for the 2020 race. There will be no late registrations accepted on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
VET CHECKS: February 22, 2020 From 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Park in the Subway parking lot adjacent to the Ely Chamber of Commerce. Musher will be be staged and assigned an order. Actual vet checks will be done in the Chamber parking lot.
MUSHER DINNER – Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Vermilion Community College Cafeteria from 4:00-6:30 p.m. All-you-can-eat spaghetti is $10.00 per person.
MUSHER MEETING – Young & First-time mushers start at 6:15 and all mushers need to be present at 6:30 p.m.
BOTH THE VET CHECK AND MUSHER MEETING ARE MANDITORY.
As a part of this year’s event, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first sled dog race in Ely. We will start with a welcome at 5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Musher bibs will be presented starting at about 5:30 p.m., followed by the musher meetings. All mushers must be present for the 6:30 p.m. meeting.
RACE START – Sunday, February 23, 2020
All mushers are required to be at the start/finish line (Ely Softball Complex) by 7 a.m. Bag checks are mandatory to run in the race. 8-dog teams leave the starting line beginning at 9 a.m., followed by 6-dog teams.
The Awards Ceremony follows the completion of the race. Kick back and relax after a long race and enjoy items from Grand Ely Lodge’s special Musher Menu. Mushers who place must be present to accept their winnings.