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October and November Meeting Minutes Online

The minutes of the October and November Board meetings are now online.  Look under the About tab.

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Congratulations

Congratulations to Carl Routhier, Rico Portalatin, and Nick Weis, the lucky mushers who will receive a 50% refund of their entry fees.  Their names were drawn from those mushers who registered by October 31.

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2016 UP200 Dryland Dash Results

Our first Dryland Dash results are in!  Click here to view the full list.

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UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS

The UPSDA Board will meet on the following dates this fall: Wednesday, October 19; Wednesday, November 9 and Wednesday, December 14.  All meetings will start at 6pm at the Holiday Inn in Marquette.  The public is invited to attend.

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NEW! UP200 Dryland Dash October 15-16

The first-ever UP200 Dryland Dash races will take place on October 15-16 at the Marquette County Fairgrounds. See teams of all sizes pulling wheeled rigs, scooters, bicycles, and people. View and download the poster here. Feel free to print it and share it! Download a Registration Form here.

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Sign up for our new email newsletter

Our new email newsletter, the Gang-Line, is up and running and the first issues have already been sent.  Don’t miss out!  Use this link to sign up and receive all the race news.  The Gang-Line is published quarterly, with special editions as needed.  Your email will never be shared.

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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

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

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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