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New sled dog race rises to take the place of canceled 'Beargrease'

Two business are hoping to revive the Mail Run Dogsled Race, an event that was popular before the rise of the now ubiquitous John Beargrease marathon. Organizers say they want to run the race in place of Beargrease, which was canceled because of a lack of snow.
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Two business are hoping to revive the Mail Run Dogsled Race, an event that was popular before the rise of the now ubiquitous John Beargrease marathon. Organizers say they want to run the race in place of Beargrease, which was canceled because of a lack of snow.

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Organizers say the poor snow has them concerned about the safety of the mushers, dogs and volunteers. Other race week events, like the gala and silent auction, will go on.

Snow deadline looming for Duluth sled dog marathon

Organizers of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will meet next Sunday. The mild and dry winter is forcing them to decide whether the scheduled January 29 event has to be canceled or postponed. The Duluth News Tribune reports the lack of snow caused the race to be canceled in 2007.