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Upcoming Board Meeting Dates

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The UPSDA Board will be switching to Thursday meetings for the next few months.  Future meeting dates are: June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, and October 13. The public is invited to our meetings, which are held at 6pm at the Holiday Inn in Marquette unless posted otherwise.

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UPSDA Mourns Passing of Marva Ittner

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Former UP200 Race Director Marva Ittner, 72, passed away on Friday, May 6 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.  Marva was involved with almost every aspect of the races and she will be dearly missed by her many friends in the mushing world.  Our deepest condolences to Marva’s family.

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Nominations for Board Positions

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The members of the UPSDA will elect three board members at the annual meeting on May 11, 2016.  The meeting will be held at 6pm at the Holiday Inn in Marquette. The terms of Sarah Kimball, Darlene Walch, and Cathy Egerer are expiring this year.  Sarah Kimball will not be running for re-election.  Darlene Walch, Cathy Egerer, and Tom Gillespie will be running for the three open seats on the board. All UPSDA members are encouraged to attend the meeting.

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Subscribe to Our Newsletter

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We’ve started an electronic newsletter, the Gang-Line, to keep everyone updated on news and events related to the races.  We’re planning on a quarterly publication schedule.  To subscribe, email us at upsdanewsletter@gmail.com and give us your name, e-mail address, and your position with the races – official, volunteer, musher, or spectator. Your email will not be shared.

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Ryan Anderson wins 2016 UP200

In a close finish, Ryan Anderson of Ray, MN beat out Martin Massicote of St-Tite, Quebec to win his sixth UP200 championship in the last seven years.  As of 12:15 PM, 4 mushers have finished with Denis Tremblay of St-Michel-des-Saints, Quebec finishing third and Ed Stielstra of McMillan, MI in fourth.

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2016 Midnight Run Results

The 2016 Midnight Run finished with Larry Fortier Gaylord, MI winning and Joann Fortier of Gaylord finishing second.  Joanna Oberg of Ignace, Ontario was third.  Full results for the Midnight Run are available at here.

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Mushers leave Marquette at 7:00 PM for the UP200, 8:30 PM for the Midnight Run

The UP200 and Midnight Run dog sled races start at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM, respectively, from Washington Street in Downtown Marquette.  The first musher starting for the for UP200 at 7:00 PM with bib #1 is Andre Longchamps from Quebec, Canada and the first musher leaving for Midnight Run at 8:30 PM with bib #101 is Chad Grentz.  There will be a break of approximately 1 hour between the last UP200 musher and first Midnight Run musher which gives time for folks to visit the NMU Hospitality Tent, located on the corner of 4th Street and Washington.

Andre Longchamps, Bib #1 starts first in the 2016 UP200

Andre Longchamps, Bib #1 starts first in the 2016 UP200

Chad Grentz, bib #101, starts first for the 2016 Midnight Run

Chad Grentz, bib #101, starts first for the 2016 Midnight Run

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REMINDER: Wednesday’s Board Meeting is at the YMCA at 6pm.

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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