Following the trails of our past
The very northeastern tip of Minnesota is Cook County, a land blessed with stunning beauty. We have Gichigami. And glacially sculpted boreal forests. And an immense network of lakes and streams. And cold weather. And snow. We are blessed with cold weather and snow here. It is in this land of remote beauty that dog sledding became a way of life. And it is this way of life that we celebrate with the Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race.
The Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race is a continuous race consisting of two legs of equal distance, separated by a mandatory layover. There are two classes in the race: a 12-dog,110-mile race and an 8-dog, 70-mile race. Come visit us in Cook County, Minnesota on January 7th and 8th, 2017 to experience this spectacular race.
The Gunflint Mail Run is in cooperation with and under a Special Use Permit from the U.S. Forest Service.
Countdown to the start of the 2017 race
You could win a canoe and support the Gunflint Mail Run!
We are selling Gunflint Mail Run raffle tickets throughout the summer. First prize is a 17′ Langford cedar canoe. Second prize is $5000 in cash. The drawing is October 31, 2016 at Trail Center Lodge. Raffle tickets are $10 and are available at Trail Center, Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply, Buck’s Hardware, Beaver House and Hughie’s Tacos. We cannot accept credit cards for Raffle tickets but we can accept checks. Make checks payable to Gunflint Mail Run, P.O. Box 1346, Grand Marais, MN 55604.