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Friday, March 8th
ALL EVENTS ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Pre-Registration For the mushers that are in town and have their pledges ready, we would appreciate pre-registering as many teams as possible on Friday night. That way the volunteers aren’t rushing to tally at the last minute and you won’t have to stand outside the fish house on Saturday!
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Pink Pasta Party
Open to the general public wanting to meet the mushers running on Saturday that are in town and available on Friday night. Cost $6.00, MFAC participants eat free!
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.: Pink 80′s Party! Get out your leggings, parachute pants, big hair and even bigger shoulder pads for our 80′s Extravaganza. At 8:00 there will be a Grand March for everyone who wishes to attend. We’ll have dancing music (band to be announced)
9:00 p.m.: The crowning of the King and Queen of the Party! Come and see who is most popular in pink and voted King and Queen. Who will it be this year? King Adam and Queen Sally will be passing the crown to someone new this year!!!
9:30 p.m.: The Bald, The Brave and The Beautiful HEAD SHAVING!!!! If enough money is raised, all BB&B participants will have their heads shaved . We are trying to convince a couple of Gunflint Trail legends that their hair WILL GROW BACK.
Saturday, March 9th
(Please pay attention to locations)
9:00 a.m.: Mushers check-in and pancake and sausage feed at Gunflint Pines. Goodwill Donation requested, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
10:00 a.m.: Watch the skijor teams start at the Cross River (see map) on the Gunflint Trail and finish at Gunflint Pines.
11:00 a.m.: Musher meeting on Gunflint Lake (location TBA).
12:00 noon: Mass sourdough start for the sled teams on Gunflint Lake.
Noon-3:00: Opportunities to see the dog teams along the trail.
Suggested sites: Start: Gunflint Pines, Gunflint Resort. Along the trail: Gunflint Lake boat landing, Iron Lake Access, Old Gunflint Trail (both west and east ends) Poplar Lake: Windigo Lodge, Nor’wester Lodge and the finish at Trail Center Lodge.
3:00: HUMAN DOG SLED RACE!!!
Grab your friends and come have some fun at Mush for a Cure! We’re putting a new twist on the dog sled “race”…HUMANS will be pulling the sled!!! Get your teams of 4-6 people together (the more pulling, the faster you MAY go…you can only go as fast as the slowest dog…er, human, in your team!!!
Heats will start at 3:00 on Poplar Lake in front of Trail Center.
Contact Mary at 218-370-9063 for more information!
Entry is $10/person.
2:00-4:00ish: Teams coming into the finish line at Trail Center Lodge. Finishers bonfire, hot dog/marshmallow roast and party tent sponsored by Sarah and the gang at Trail Center Lodge.
5:00-6:00′ish: Prize selection to largest pledge collector(s) in order, and fun trophies for special awards. (We will start after the last team comes into the finish and gets his/her dog chores taken care of). Prizes awarded:
For the public, participants, volunteers, dogs or anyone dressed in their pink best (or worst): MOST OUTRAGEOUS PINK OUTFIT AWARD Last year it was musher AshlinWoodley….but I don’t think she will be making the trek from where she is working in Montana this year. Who will it be???? (Swimsuit in March. On the Gunflint Trail. On the back of a dogsled. THAT folks, is going to be hard to top! This will be a crowd pleasing favorite, you don’t want to miss it!!!!
7:00 (or Dusk):
Release of Memorial Sky Lanterns. On Friday and Saturday there will be pink sky balloons for sale. Write a memorial or an honorarium of a friend or relative who has been affected by this horrible disease. Be sure to visit the merchandise table to get yours!!!