Some participants (Mark Black) were quite serious about competing for the "most outrageous pink costume" prize.
21 mushers began in a sour-dough start---from sleeping bags. After the gun, they had to pull on their boots, harness their teams, and head out onto Gunflint Lake.
Our favorite musher was Cook County 6th grader Jessica--she had a great run.
The dog teams are bred to pull---and it's such a pleasure to witness how gleeful the dogs are about it----it's what they live for---the way Denali lives to chase the ball.
Bob Baker held his own on the hills.
Organizers Mary Black and Sue Prom, along with many volunteers and mushers pulled off a grand event.