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2015 MERCHANDISE

Reminder:  2015 UPSDA merchandise will be for sale for the first time on Black Friday at the Westwood Mall and every Saturday leading up to Christmas. 2015 has been designated the YEAR OF THE VOLUNTEER and the merchandise beautifully showcases this tribute.

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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 gmup200@gmail.com

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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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UP200 and Midnight Run Registration Now Open

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Amanda Vogel, of Ray, Mn is our first registered UP200 musher for 2015!  Mushers, if you register by October 10th, you are automatically entered into a drawing to receive half of your entry fee refunded.  One musher will be selected from each race. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

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Congratulations to Dr. Tim Hunt, “America’s Favorite Veterinarian!”

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Dr. Tim Hunt, Marquette-based veterinarian and UP200 veteran musher, was recently named “America’s Favorite Veterinarian” by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.  Tim was nominated and selected as a finalist this past spring, and then received the most votes from the public.  Read more about Tim’s award at the America’s Favorite Veterinarian website. Congratulations, Tim, from all of us at UPSDA!

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Thank You, Cathy and Terry Sleeter!

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Board members, mushers, volunteers, and fans extend a heartfelt “THANK YOU!” to Cathy Sleeter, who has been the UPSDA Trail Coordinator and a Board member for many years. Her husband Terry, “Mr. Trail Boss”, has worked alongside Cathy and the race committee laying out trail, marking it with GPS coordinates, and working with landowners to obtain the necessary permissions to run a race. Their countless hours of work have made the UP200 and Midnight Run into two of the most-respected sled dog races in the country. Cathy is retiring from the Board and the Trail Coordinator position will be assumed by Mike and Angela Sjolund. Cathy and Terry, we wish you all the best! You’ll be greatly missed!

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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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2015 RACE:
February 12th-16th


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