1. Ryan Anderson – 4th win in a row!!!
2. Keith Aili
3. Ryan Redington
4. Troy Groeneveld
5. Martin Koenig
6. Zoya DeNure
7. Al Hardman
8. Nathan Schroeder
9. Kevin Malikowski
10. Amanda Vogel
11. Ward Walin
Congratulations to Mike Bestgen winner of the Midnight Run! We are so proud of you!
Dave K better have the cold ones ready and waiting for when he gets home!
Also a Congratulations Al Borack from Cheboygan, MI for second place and Tom Bauer from Tapiola, MI for third place!
Welcome back to Keith Aili after being away from us for 6 years. The UPSDA hopes that you dont stay away as long the next time.
Also if we could give out an extra effort award it would go to Ashley Simpson Petterson for all of the heart and love of the sport she has shown us since she arrived from Maine. It was a true test for her and her husband to arrive in the UP but they never quit. Go Ashley!!!
1. Monte Simmons 2:39:29 $200
2. Jim Winkowski 2:46:41 $180
3. Brad Quayle 2:48:10 $160
4. Linda Thompson 2:50:26 $130
5. Randy Foust 2:52:52 $110
6. Susan Serafini 2:58:04 $85
7. Kaci Murringer 3:00:05 $75
8. Teri Grout 3:00:36 $60
10. Tom Roig 3:02:24
11. Brenda Roig 3:04:20
12. Gabrielle Bertl 3:23:42
13. Brian Kandler 3:27:54
14. Erin Neese 3:33:04
15. Laura Neese 3:35:10
16. Shelby Person 3:40:21
17. Larry Krot 4:58:39
18. Linda Lange DNF
Official UP200 Mileage
67 miles from Marquette to Wetmore
53 miles from Wetmore to Grand Marais
On the return: Wetmore to the dog drop at Lakenenland Sculpture Park: 53 miles
Official Midnight Run Mileage
45 miles from Marquette to Chatham
33 miles from Chatham to Munising
The UP200 is one of America’s premier 12-dog, mid-distance sled dog races and draws mushers from around the United States and Canada. The first UP200 was run in February, 1990, after two years of planning by sled dog racing enthusiasts. The current race covers approximately 240 miles from Marquette to Grand Marais, with a return to Marquette along the same trail. The terrain includes stretches of near-wilderness, creek crossings, hills and valleys, and heavily forested land. Mushers say this is one of their favorite races, not only because of the challenging race, but because of the beautiful trail, the cheering crowds and warm welcome they receive at every checkpoint along the trail here in the Upper Peninsula.
The UP200 is an Iditarod qualifying race. Registration is limited to 40 teams, and mushers are required to have finished the Midnight Run or other equivalent sixty (60) mile continuous running races within the past three seasons.
Coinciding with the UP200 is the eight-dog Midnight Run, a race from Marquette to Munising, Michigan with a checkpoint in Chatham. The Midnight Run, or MNR, draws premier teams wanting to test their skill on a technically challenging trail. This year the Midnight Run has a new, improved trail and will start in downtown Marquette at 9:00pm on Friday, February 15, 2013. The teams will rest the required 5 hours at the checkpoint in Chatham, and finish in Munising on Saturday. Registration is also limited to 40 teams.
The JackPine 30 rounds out the weekend’s fun with a six-dog, 30-mile sprint starting and finishing in Gwinn Michigan. The JP30 will start on Saturday morning, February 16, 2013 from the parking lot of Larry’s Family Food’s in Gwinn. From there, it’s a race to the finish! The teams are expected back in Gwinn at the First Baptist Church, located on North Billings Street late morning or early afternoon on Saturday. For the first time, there will be a purse for the JP30. Many mushers are finding the opportunity to finish in the money very exciting.
The rules for each race are posted here on the website, and mushers will also find registration forms and an online payment option through PayPal.
The following letter was received in Letters to the Editor in the Mining Journal. The letter is from Frank and Sherri Moe. Our good wishes continue to go out to them and we are delighted to hear that the dogs … Continue reading
Mike Bestgen wins MIDNIGHT RUN and Al Borak places 2nd. Mushers are later than usual finishing in Munising, due to the 18 ” of show that fell overnight !
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Many thanks go out to LOWES for their assistance this year with a major issue. We always have a dog box trailer which is used to pick up injured or tired dogs along the trail. Ours was in horrible condition. … Continue reading
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