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Mid-distance racer Ross Fraboni's lead and swing dogs kick up snow early in the 2014 Beargrease. Photo by Steve Kuchera.

Rebuilding the Beargrease

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Kyle Farris

They were going to shut off the lights, Jason Rice remembers. Internet and phone subscriptions would be canceled and the keys turned back to the landlord.


"It was done," Rice said of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, a 30-year-old Northland tradition he expected would succumb last year to a drop in sponsorship money and declining interest.

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