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A team takes off at the start of the race in 2010. File photo.

Volunteers make the Beargrease tick

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The mushers and the dogs aren’t the only ones working hard during the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.

Bundled up and lining the route to make sure the race goes smoothly, hundreds of volunteers are out and about at all hours during the four-day event.


“I get very little sleep,” said Jean Vincent, the volunteer coordinator, who has been volunteering for 12 years. This year is the 30th running of the annual marathon.

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