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Races Featured on Northland Adventurer Website

Check out the great article on the website – it’s a nice feature on all three races!

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Jack Pine 30 Awards Moved to Gwinn Baptist Church

The awards ceremony for the Jack Pine 30 will be held at the Gwinn Baptist Church (finish line) after the last musher has finished the race. The estimated time is 2:00 – 2:30pm on Saturday, February 14th.

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At the January meeting, the UPSDA board voted to make three changes to the race rules for 2015:

  • Equipment – ganglines are to be cable coated, cable core, or iron rope (Rules 1.F.2)
  • Mandatory gear — UP200 mushers only — must carry the Spot tracker GPS unit provided by the race organization (Rules 1.G.17)Â
  • Layover at upbound Wetmore (unassisted checkpoint) – UP200 mushers only — mandatory layover changed to 5 hours minimum (Rules 3.C.1.b)

The full rules can be downloaded at 2015 UP200-MR Rules FINAL_REVISED Jan 14-2015


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UPSDA Loses a Great Friend

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The UPSDA mourns the loss of Mary Gilbertson, who passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015.  No details are available at this time.  Mary and her husband, Lloyd, have been long-time mushers and supporters of the UP200 and we are terribly saddened by this news.  Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Gilbertson family and we ask everyone to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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Silent Auction Donations Needed

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We are looking for donations for the Silent Auctions in Marquette and Grand Marais during the race weekend.  We can use all sorts of items, included hand-crafted things.  If you have an item to donate, please contact (Grand Marais) or (Marquette).  Thank you for your support!

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2015 UP200 / Midnight Run Rules Now Online

We’ve placed the 2015 UP200/MNR rules online in PDF format for your use. Click the Race Info tab and select either race for a link to the download. The major changes this year are that UP200 mushers will be required to take 6 hours of rest in Wetmore, and the Slop Stop has been eliminated.  The Midnight Run will start approximately 30 minutes after the last UP200 musher leaves the starting gate.







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UP200 Merchandise at the Westwood Mall Each Saturday in December

2015 UPSDA merchandise will be for sale at the Westwood Mall  every Saturday leading up to Christmas. 2015 has been designated the YEAR OF THE VOLUNTEER and the merchandise beautifully showcases this tribute.  Come find some great gifts!

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Volunteer Website Help Needed

The UPSDA is looking for a volunteer to help manage our website.  We need someone  familiar with WordPress who can upload photos, create posts, and help manage ads.  During the race, photos need to be posted frequently.  If you have some time to volunteer, please e-mail Cathy Egerer at

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First Jack Pine 30 Musher

Welcome to Ron Hayden of Seven Hills, Ohio!  Ron is the first entry for the 2015 Jack Pine 30.

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2015: The Year of the Volunteer!

As we get ready to celebrate the 25th Anniversary Running of the UP200 and Midnight Run, the UPSDA board has declared 2015 to be the Year of the Volunteer.  These races would never happen without the countless hours of  volunteer help.  A commemorative shirt is being designed with a special logo that honors our volunteers.  We’ll show it to you soon!

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