Press Release 07-18-16



SARAH HAMILTON | Trail Center Lodge
Sarah Hamilton



The Race is ON!

Gunflint Mail Run Scheduled for January 7th – 8th, 2017

GUNFLINT TRAIL, Minn. – Jul. 18, 2016 – While many folks are into blueberry picking and bug spray, it’s not too early for some people to be thinking about snow! A new group of people has stepped forward to ensure the Gunflint Mail Run sled dog race will continue in January 2017!

Sarah Hamilton will be taking over as Race Director, replacing Jack Stone, who successfully resurrected the race and kept it running for 6 years. The race wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for all of Jack’s hard work! Under Sarah, a new Board has been formed, but continuing on will be Arleigh Jorgenson as Race Marshall and Rick Johnson as Trail Boss. Odin Jorgenson and Mary Manning will continue to provide organizational input from a musher’s perspective, and Cathy Quinn has agreed to step forward as Volunteer Coordinator. As always, volunteers are critical to running a successful race. And, for the 2017 race there will be a guaranteed minimum purse of $10,000.

After enjoying all that the Gunflint Trail has to offer during summer and autumn, mark your calendars for the start of sled dog season with the Gunflint Mail Run!

About Gunflint Mail Run 

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. Keep up with all of the preparations for the 2017 race via, Twitter@GunflintMailRun or Facebook.

The Gunflint Mail Run is in cooperation with and under a Special Use Permit from the U.S. Forest Service.