UP200 / MNR Musher Information
Notice to all UP200 Mushers – Please read the attached pdf document from the Veterinary Team.
Letter from Veterinary Team
If you are a musher and are in need of a volunteer to help with driving, handling, etc. please contact:
Phone: (906) 869-2640
Thanks and see you in February!
There will be a 5 hour rest requirement in Wetmore for upbound UP200 teams.
NOTICE TO IDITAROD QUALIFIERS
Mushers using the 2019 UP200 as an Iditarod qualifier will be assessed an additional fee of $25.00, which can be paid during musher on-site registration.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019
Race Headquarters will open and remain open until Monday morning.
The Silent Auction and Merchandise will be open at the Holiday Inn on Thursday, February 14.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019
Musher registration opens at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn. All Mushers must be registered before Mandatory Meetings. (please allow 20 minutes for registration)
There will be a “welcome” gift for you to pick up at headquarters and any additional forms requiring your signature will be on hand. Mushers also sign promotional sled banners at registration.
A musher under the age of 18 will require parental and race official approval.
MANDATORY MEETINGS will be held at the Holiday Inn. (The meeting room will be posted at headquarters)
MIDNIGHT RUN meeting is at 4pm (EST).
UP200 meeting is at 5pm (EST).
PRE-RACE BANQUET will be held at the Holiday Inn (Marquette), at 6:30pm. A social hour will be followed by dinner and the bib draw. All Mushers are required to be present, UP200 and MIDNIGHT RUN mushers will receive one complimentary ticket. Additional tickets can be purchased in the merchandise room at the Holiday Inn. Please reserve your tickets in advance if possible.
There will be a split draw for bib numbers, if there are 22 entries in the UP200 the first 11 will draw numbers 1-12 (Bib # 11 remains permanently retired in honor of former musher Billy Orazietti). Bib numbers will be drawn in the order entries were received. The UPSDA board will conduct the bib draw during the musher meetings and bibs will be given to the mushers at the Pre-Race banquet.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019
MANDATORY vet check will be held at Riverside Auto parking lot beginning at 9:00 am. Rabies vaccine must be given by a veterinarian at least two weeks prior to the race.
It is the mushers responsibility to call and reserve a vet check time. Please call Pat Woods at 906-458-9994.
THE UP200 MUSHER BRUNCH is scheduled from 10am -1pm and will be held at the “Commons” in downtown Marquette, (down the hill from the Post Office on Third Street). Our “Lead Dog sponsor”, The Mining Journal, continues to host this event.
RACE START TIMES
UP200: Opening Ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. in front of The Mining Journal. Downtown Marquette races start at 7:00 p.m.
MIDNIGHT RUN: Will start 30 minutes after the last UP200 team has left the chute, but not before 8:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019
MIDNIGHT RUN AWARDS BANQUET (4PM ) will be held at the Marquette Township Hall on Commerce Drive and is open to the public. All MNR Mushers receive one complimentary ticket, additional tickets can be purchased in the merchandise room at the Holiday Inn or at the door. Please reserve your tickets in advance if possible.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2019
The Silent Auction closes at noon SHARP! Please check your bids and claim your items.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019
UP200 AWARDS BREAKFAST ( 8 AM ) at the HOLIDAY INN. All UP200 mushers will receive one complimentary ticket, additional tickets can be purchased in advance.