2014 Participant Info

Misc. Information for our Participants

NEW IN 2014

  • Short course will start at 10:00 a.m. at the Cross River Gravel Pit (pink star on map). Short course will run the trail outlined in blue, GPS’d at 3.28 miles
  • Long course will start at 12:00 noon in sourdough fashion and will run a double loop course starting and finishing in front of Gunflint Pines.
  • TEAMS REACHING THE “HALFWAY” POINT ON THE LOOP  IN THE LONG COURSE BEFORE 1:30 P.M. WILL HAVE THE OPTION OF RUNNING A SECOND LOOP OR MAY CHOOSE TO HEAD TO THE FINISH LINE. Mileage GPS’d at 14.79 miles
  • TEAMS WHO REACH THE “HALFWAY” POINT AFTER 1:30 P.M. WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE FINISH LINE. Mileage GPS’d at 22.72 miles
  • ROLL CALL WILL BE TAKEN AT THE MUSHER MEETING AND YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT THE MUSHER MEETING IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE. NO EXCEPTIONS (INSURANCE REQUIREMENT, SORRY).

    REMINDERS:

    • If you are running the long course, don’t forget your sleeping bag for the sourdough start
    • Short course is for any teams of LESS THAN 5 dogs
    • Long course is for teams of 5 dogs or more (teams of 4 or less MUST run the short course).
    • Awards will be given out for the following to the only:
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      Highest Dollar Amount of Pledges
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      Highest Number of Pledges
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      Best Dressed Dog Team
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      Pink Lantern
    • For EVERYONE:
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      The Most Outrageous Pink Outfit Award
      ~DORK award
    • There will be a “Booby Prize” given to the team with the fastest time in the Human Dogsled Race
    • If you are planning on running a tandem sled, or will have anyone in or on your sled, they are considered participants and MUST sign a participation agreement or will not be allowed on the trail.
    • Participants under 18 must have a parent present (NO EXCEPTIONS) to sign the participant agreement along with the under-age participant.
    • Your pledgers can pay by you Active.com fundraising page. The pledgers MUST pledge to YOUR page, not the the general Mush for a Cure 2012 fundraising page. On-line pledges received after 12:01 a.m. on Friday, March 7th will NOT be tallied until after the event. Only the payments made prior to will be tallied for you towards the awards. We will have a copy of your on-line donations at registration.
    • NEW IN 2013: Registration will close prior to the start of the long event, approximately 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 8th. Any monies collected after registration has closed WILL NOT count toward the awards. It will be tallied afterward and be included in the overall total being sent to the Foundation.
    • If you have an employer that matches donations, the “match” will NOT be counted towards the total amount raised for the awards. However, the donations will be sent to the foundation with all other pledges.

    Our registration volunteers would appreciate if you would have your registration sheets and monies organized. It will save them (and you) lots of time at registration. REMINDER, you must bring your pledges with you, as this will be the total that is used for the awards. “Promised” pledges WILL NOT count towards your total. If you have received cash pledges, please bring to your bank and have a cashier’s check made out for the amount of your cash donations. Please DO NOT bring a large amount of cash.

  • Registration begins on Friday, March 7th at 5:00. Registration crew will be there until at least 8:00 to sign you in.
  • Saturday registration and pancake breakfast is from  9-11:00 at Gunflint Pines Resort. Breakfast is free to mushers, and a goodwill donation is appreciated from the general public.
  • ALL teams, please have your trucks on the lake by 10:45 and meet at the START sign on the lake at 11:00 for your musher meeting.
  • ROLL CALL WILL BE TAKEN AT THE MUSHER MEETING AND YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT THE MUSHER MEETING IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE. NO EXCEPTIONS (INSURANCE REQUIREMENT, SORRY).

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