Wildcat Willy Riding in Sled at UP200

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Festival of the Sled Dog Powered by NMU, February 15, 2024, Downtown Marquette

Festival of the Sled Dog

In place of the canceled UP200 races, the “Festival of the Sled Dog, Powered by NMU” will take place on Friday, February 16th from 6 pm - 10 pm in downtown Marquette. The arch will be up, the streets will be filled with snow for sledding, and there will be sled dog demos, meaning there will be sled dogs! There will also be live music and other activities.

The unseasonably warm temperatures and the lack of snow will not keep us from gathering downtown and having a great time as a community! 

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Grand Marais Winterfest Powered by NMU, February 17, 2024

Grand Marais Winterfest

The “Grand Marais Winterfest, Powered by NMU” will take place on February 17th in downtown Grand Marais. Please join us for a day filled with fun for the whole family! There will be merchandise for sale, a chili and jumbo hot dog luncheon, sled dog demonstrations, and so much more. 

For more information, check out the schedule of events linked below. 

March 04, 2024

Last Thursday evening, the UP200 lost a wonderful friend, Anna Sanford.  Anna, along with her husband Doug, have been long time volunteers and supporters of the UP200 – Midnight Run – Jack Pine 30 sled dog races.  Anna has a very long history of helping with UP200, going all the way back to the early years of the races. She served as our volunteer coordinator, working tirelessly to get the right people in the right places at the right times. She and Doug have strong ties to Alger County and they teamed up to deliver supplies to Alger County road crossings. In… Read More

February 17, 2024


Online sales of 2024 race edition merchandise will be paused January 16th-19th in order to sell items in-person at our festivals and then reassess inventory. Merchandise will be back online for sales on the morning of Tuesday, February 20th. Thank you for your interest and support! 

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February 10, 2024


Attention, bidders! 

Our 2024 silent auction opens on Thursday, February 15th at 11am and you can bid on items through Sunday, February 18th at noon. Your auction purchase directly supports the UP200! Browse our selection of gift certificates, sled dog inspired items, quilts, gift baskets, jewelry, date night packages, art and more using the link below. Starting on the 15th, bid early and bid often!

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