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Open Board Positions

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Pat Torreano and Kaylee Place, whose board terms are up, have indicated they will be running for two of the three open board positions. Nominations are still welcome! We need to also fill the board position of Cathy Sleeter, who will not be running again. Please send your nominations to Pam Forsberg,

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UPSDA Annual Membership Meeting May 14, 7pm

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The annual membership meeting of the UPSDA will be held Wednesday, May 14th at 7pm at the Holiday Inn. The purpose of this meeting is to elect three board members who will each serve three-year terms. Nominations may be submitted to Pam Forsberg at All members are encouraged to attend.

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UPSDA Board Sets Race Dates for 2015 – 2020

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The UPSDA Board has set the race dates for the next six years. The 2015 dates will be February 12-16, and the calendar to the right will be changed shortly. Upcoming years will see the races held on: Feb. 11-15, 2016; Feb. 16-20, 2017; Feb. 15-19, 2018; Feb. 14-18, 2019; and Feb. 13-16, 2020. This keeps the races close to the middle of the month.

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Remembering Todd Hennigan

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It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Todd Hennigan, our UPSDA Adopt-a-Musher Ambassador. Todd passed away on Sunday, March 23 at Marquette General Hospital. Todd and his mascot dogs Seamus and Banshee (deceased) were familiar figures around the UP as they visited schools, walked in parades, and shared their love of the sled dog races with everyone, especially schoolchildren. Expressions of sympathy and memorial donations can be sent to Todd’s wife, Lori Hennigan, via PO Box 15, Marquette, MI 49855. Donations may be made out to “UPSDA” or to “Lori Hennigan”. The entire UPSDA community extends our heartfelt condolences to Lori and the family.

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4H Club Wins Harvey Road Crossing Contest!

4H Club Heroica (which is short for Hero’s in Chicken Advocacy) won the $250 prize, sponsored by Trudell Plumbing and Heating, for the best decorated road crossing in Harvey. Nine of the Club members and some of their siblings helped decorate and volunteer at the road crossing. Their ages range from 8-10 years old and they all attend Sandy Knoll elementary school. A big congradualations goes out to this group for doing a great job decorating the crossing and winning the contest!

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Thank You, Volunteers!

The UPSDA extends a huge THANK YOU to all of the coordinators and volunteers who made our three races successful. From downtown Marquette to Harvey, Sand River, Chatham, Wetmore and Grand Marais, volunteers were there to get the teams in and out of the checkpoints and safely across the roads. Our volunteers ROCK!

And a very special THANK YOU to Kathy Morton of the Michigan State Police, the Au Train twp Fire Dept, the Alger County Sheriff’s dept, and Sawyer Community Watch for making M-28 and M-94 in Alger County safe crossings for our mushers and dogs.

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Pictures of the UP200 pre-race activities and Start

Photos taken on 2/14/2014 by Bruce Schlehuber

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2014 Midnight Run Bib Draw

Bib # 101. Jerry Trudell












Bib # 102. Bian Kandler














Bib # 103. Erin Altemus












Bib # 104. Richie Camden












Bib # 105. Jerry Papke












Bib # 106. Joanna Oberg












Bib # 107. Amber Evans













Bib # 108. Gerhardt Thiart












Bib # 109. Dusty Klaven












Bib # 110. Chad Grentz













Bib # 111. Geri Minard












Bib # 112.  Joann Fortier












Bib # 113. Larry Fortier












Bib # 114. Joel Reisig













Bib # 115. Michael Bestgen












Bib # 116. Shannon Miller












Bib # 117. Truman Obermeyer













Bib # 118. Martha Schouweiler













Bib # 119. Laura Holmberg












Bib # 120. Kelly Jo Engle













Bib # 121. Jacob Golton













Bib # 122. Mike Betz













Bib # 123. Becky Bean













Bib # 124. Roy Bauer












Bib # 125. Mike Hoff












Bib # 126. Carl Routhier












Bib 127. Kris Sampson













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Track the UP00 Sled Dog Race via GPS!

UP200 Musher Tracking Via GPS !  For the first time, we have live tracking of the UP200.  Continue reading for a link to the live tracking of the race right on your computer. The map updates every three minutes and is interactive.

Click on this link to Track the Race

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2014 UP200 Bib Draw

Bib # 1. Troy Groeneveld

Troy Groeneveld











Bib # 2. Dennis Tremblay

Dennis Tremblay











Bib # 3. Kevin Malikowski













Bib # 4. Tim Hunt












Bib # 5. James Riedel












Bib # 6. Lisa Dietzen












Bib # 7. Ward Wallin












Bib # 8. Tasha Stielstra












Bib # 9. Keith Aili












Bib # 10. Logan Wayne Schendel












Bib # 12. Bruce Langmaid












Bib # 13. Ryan Anderson












Bib # 14. Ryan Redington












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