Bell Hospital has been a proud sponsor of the Jackpine 30 for 11 years……THANKS!
Let’s welcome some new 2013 Jackpine 30 sponsors.
Superior Extrusion, Argonics, Potlatch and Superior Iron Range Credit Union
Start Time: February 16, 2013, Saturday 9:30 AM
Start Location: Gwinn - Larry’s Family Foods
Finish Location: Gwinn – First Baptist Church, located on North Billings Street
8:00am – Musher Meeting The First Baptist Church will also host the musher meeting at 8:00 a.m.
9:30am – Jack Pine 30 Race begins in Gwinn at Larry’s Family Foods.
Jack Pine 30 Updates
For the first time in the history of the Jack Pine 30 a $1,000 purse will be offered.
Jack Pine 30 Race Course 2013 to Start and End in Gwinn
February 16, 2013 will see the Jack Pine 30 Sled Dog Race start and finish in Gwinn, Michigan. With the traditional start at Larry’s Family Foods, the Jack Pine 30 sled dog race begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 16th of race weekend. New this year is the Gwinn finish line which will be at the First Baptist Church of Gwinn, located on North Billings Street. The First Baptist Church will also host the musher meeting at 8:00 a.m.
Mushers will head north from Gwinn and travel the usual race course along M553 onto the plains. After crossing the railroad at Sands Station, mushers will enjoy a wilderness trail that loops around the Sands Plains and routes them back through Sands Station on the return trail to Gwinn for the finish. The 31 mile course promises to offer a great race for mushers and their 6-dog teams.
Community members are invited to Larry’s Family Foods to meet the dogs and mushers and cheer as the teams blaze away from the starting gate. While the mushers are out on the trail, people can enjoy the shops and restaurants in Gwinn before heading for the finish line at the church.
Mushers will meet after the race at The Up North Lodge where awards will be given for 1st through 8th place along with the commemorative Red Lantern Award for the musher who brings in the final team. The awards ceremony begins at 3:00 p.m. so there is plenty of time to take in the race start, spend time in Gwinn, view the finish and join the mushers and their handlers at The Up North Lodge to celebrate this great winter event.
Volunteers are needed at Larry’s Family Foods with musher parking and to help get teams to the start line. Volunteers are also needed at road and railroad crossings. Just because you don’t have a dog team doesn’t mean you can’t join the fun!
Jack Pine 30 race rules for 2013 and the vet record form are available on the UPSDA web site. For more information or to volunteer to help with the Jack Pine 30 Sled Dog Race, visit the UP200 web site (www.up200.org) or call Darlene Walch at 906-249-9945.
The UPSDA is delighted to sponsor the JackPine 30, a competitive, six-dog sportsman’s class race that provides mushers with a challenging 30-mile course. The race will start in downtown Gwinn on Saturday morning, February 16, 2013 and end in Gwinn at the First Baptist Church.
906-228-3072 (Pat Torreano) or 906-869-2640 (Pam Forsberg)
PO Box 15 • Marquette, Michigan
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