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Attention UP200 and Midnight Run Mushers: Call for Vet Check Time

UP200 and MNR mushers, please call Pat Woods at (906) 228-3072 to sign up for a vet check time.

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Banquet Tickets Available

Call Diane Mankee (906) 235-8184 or purchase at the merchandise table.  All tickets are $15.  Banquets are open to the public.
Bib Draw – Thursday, Feb. 11th at 6:30pm, YMCA Gym
Midnight Run Awards Banquet – Saturday, Feb. 13th, 4:00pm, YMCA Gym
UP200 Awards Breakfast, Monday, Feb. 15th, 8:00am at the Holiday Inn

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Drop Bags for Wetmore

UP200 mushers’ drop bags for the Wetmore checkpoint will be dropped downtown at the Marquette Commons as done in the past.  We had planned to have the bags dropped at the vet check location, but due to unforeseen circumstances have reverted to our traditional location.

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GoFundMe Campaign Raises $2,710

Thank you to all who donated to our GoFundMe campaign to help with the purchase of the two trail snowmobiles.  Your generosity will help us prepare a safe trail for the dogs and mushers!

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Mush Bus Tickets Now Available

Sit back in a comfy tour bus and let us do the driving!  The Mush Bus will depart Marquette on Saturday, February 13th at noon from the front door of the YMCA.  Tour guide Fred Hoffman will keep you entertained as you travel in comfort to Grand Marais, where you can visit the dog teams, enjoy lunch, bid on some great items at the silent auction, and maybe get your photo taken with Scratch, our mascot.  Bring your camera and have fun!  Expected arrival back in Marquette is approximately 8:00pm. Tickets are $25 and space is limited.  Call Linda Sjolund at 242-5005 to reserve your spot.

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Meeting Minutes Posted

January Meeting Minutes are posted on the Minutes page.  The next Board meeting will be Wednesday, February 3rd at 6pm at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.  The Board will meet for a final time on February 10th, just before the race.

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In Memory of Anne Symington

The UPSDA lost a good friend on October 2 with the passing of Anne Symington. Anne was the coordinator of the UP200 Escanaba checkpoint for many years and her hard work helped to make each race a success.  Our condolences to Anne’s family.  She will be greatly missed.  Anne’s family suggests memorial donations be made to her favorite causes, including the UP200, and we thank them for their generosity.

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Winners of Our Musher Drawing

Congratulations to Leanne Bergen, Krystal Hudachek, and Richie Camden, who are the winners of our early-registration drawing!  These mushers will receive a 50% refund of their race registration fees.

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Calling All Race Fans!

Whether you are an individual, a family, or a group of friends, please consider adopting a mile of the race by joining our Mile Club.  For only $125, you will be an official sponsor of our race, and you’ll receive several nice gifts plus a one-year membership in the UPSDA, which includes two votes at the annual meeting.  We welcome mile sponsorships in honor or memory of someone, too.  Visit the Membership Page for details!

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October 15, 2015 – Rules change affects UP200 mushers

At the request of the mushers, the Board has decided that UP200 drop bags for the unassisted checkpoint will be taken to the mandatory vet check and left there with the drop bag wrangler.  It was agreed this is easier on mushers and handlers.  Because mushers won’t have to go downtown to drop off the bags, there was a concern that mushers would not attend the Charter Lead Dog Sponsor’s musher brunch.  This brunch is important so a $25 penalty was set for any musher who fails to participate.   Please refer to UP200/Midnight Run 2016 Race Rules, I.B.6 (page 3) and III.B.6.a (page 14.)

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906-362-3785 (Ron Hewson)
Registration Inquiries: 906-869-2640 (Pam Forsberg)

PO Box 15 • Marquette, Michigan

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