Second grade, and some third grade, students at North Shore Community School near Duluth have been learning about dog sledding over the last month and their lesson culminated on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 with the 15th year of the "Ikidarod." The students pretended to be sled dog teams and raced on the school's nature trail, stopping at checkpoints as family and fellow students cheered them on.
Mushers 14 years old and younger raced in the John Beargrease 2022 Cub Run at Lakeview National Golf Course in Two Harbors on Saturday, Jan. 22. The Cub Run gives young mushers a chance to try the sport. The Cub Run featured 2.2-mile and quarter-mile races. For more details, visit beargrease.com. The 2022 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon begins Sunday, Jan. 30, at Billy’s bar in Duluth.