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, 100-mile race and an 8-dog, 65-mile race. Come visit us in Cook County, Minnesota on January 6th and 7th, 2018 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 2018 race
Please consider a donation to the race!
It takes a lot of work and money to keep the tradition of sled dog racing alive here on the North Shore. Please consider a donation to the Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog race.