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COPPER DOG 150 - DOG SLED RACE

The Copper Country is going to the dogs! Calling all dogs to the 1st Annual CopperDog 150 Sled Dog challenge! Join us March 12-14, 2010 on the snow covered streets of historic Calumet, MI and experience one of sled dog racing's few downtown starts. Watch the anticipation build on Friday evening as teams of canine athletes and their drivers approach the chute bouncing and banging to launch, then tearing off into the night to chase and be pursued. Michigan's Copper Country, located in the northernmost part of the Western Upper Peninsula, is the ideal location for winter fun and excitement this year. Technically an island, the peninsula enjoys heavy lake effect snow on trails as rich in natural beauty as they are in history. Spectators will enjoy following the dog teams as they traverse 150 miles of beautiful and scenic Copper Country woodlands. The unique combined stage/checkpoint format allows many opportunities for spectators to cheer on the teams as they pass through crossings, villages, and checkpoints from Calumet to Gay to Copper Harbor and back again. Make this winter one to remember! Plan on running with the dogs this coming March, 2010, at the CopperDog 150 in Calumet, Michigan. We need your help... Now that we are well into the planning of the CopperDog 150, we are getting a good idea of what we need to pull of this event and make it exciting for everyone involved. We need mushers, sponsors, volunteers and spectators to get plugged-in to this event. If you are interested in helping out with the CopperDog 150, please let us know ASAP by filling out our Plugged-In form. Getting plugged-in will let us know your out their and interested in volunteering your time, sponsorship, donation money, or even if you just plan on watching. Get Plugged-In Now! Photo courtesy of Gary Minckler. Home Join the fun! | Login Volnteers Sponsor Checkpoint Sponsor Michigan House Cafe & Pub Historic Hotel and Cafe The Mariner North Resort “Your Headquarters in the Harbor” abbey art glass studio custom stained, beveled and leaded glass art glass supplies and classes David Rheault Avid CopperDog 150 Supporter Conglomerate Café Coffeeshop and Restaurant Isle Royale Ferry Service, Inc. "From Copper Harbor Michigan, gateway to Isle Royale National Park" Aerophysics, Inc. Space Technology Solutions Louie’s Super Foods "All the cashiers are super nice and they have the best meat in town." The Irish Times "A Place with character & full of characters!" Carmelita's Restaurant A Southwestern Grille Loading Zone II Bar & Grill Great Food ~ Special Coupon Offer Trailcreek Motors & Outdoors Auto Repair Shop Ed Gray Gallery Welcome to Miskwabik Ed Gray Studio-Gallery Copper World "Gifts of the Keweenaw" Northern Consultants Inc. Professional Engineering Copper Harbor Improvement Association “Copper Harbor - It’s Worth the Trip!!” Oak Street Inn "Keweenaw's finest condo-lodging" ACE Hardware "We are a modern 12,000 square foot full-line hardware store. " 5th & Elm Coffee House Home of the Historic Red Jacket Trolley Tamarack Trading Company Featuring local artists, jewelry, candles, soaps, gems, minerals, clothing, and more. BECOME A SPONSOR Sled Banners Hockey Board Food/Lodging Sponsor Volunteer Sponsor Gate Sponsor Checkpoint Sponsor Wheel Dog Sponsor Point Dog Sponsor Lead Dog Sponsor Check out Sled Dog Central "Your on-line sled dog advertising and information source" at www.sleddogcentral.com. Photo courtesy of Amanda Vogel