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Monday, March 17, 2008

Mush for a Cure

Erik pulling ahead of an eight dog racing team in the "Mush for a Cure" fun run.

Erik's "trap-line" team

Don with his Siberian team

Over the weekend, the Mush for a Cure took place with the starting point on Gunflint Lake. Twenty teams showed their support by running their dogs in this "fun run" and over $14,000 was raised for Breast Cancer research.

While Helen and I waited with our teams in front of Gunflint Lodge for our guests to arrive for their adventure we were able to watch the teams run by. Two of our own, Erik and Don, ran in this fun run. Erik ran with a vintage sled and five dogs in the typical trap-line tradition of single file. Don ran his Siberians with a small sprint sled. It was a shot gun start then folks had to get out of their sleeping bags, put their gear on, harness their dogs, hook them up then go! Erik pulled into the lead directly in front of the lodge as he passed an eight dog racing team with his five dog trap-line team. Everyone was a winner at the awards ceremony for this fun run that raised so much money for such a wonderful cause.

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