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Mushers come into Northome for a rest before heading out to Effie then Marcell to finish the 130-mile 10 Dog Pro Class trip.

Mushers converge for White Oak Classic


The White Oak Classic Sled Dog Race played host to the largest field ever Jan. 7-9. The 130 mile race took mushers from the White Oak Fur Post in Deer River to end at Gosh Dam Place, Squaw Lake, Northome or Marcell. This year's race featured nearly 90 teams.

Each race had over 20 competitors and features several past Beargrease champions, returning White Oak winners, several Canadian mushers and an Alaskan musher who competed in the 8-dog Pro Race and came in second.

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