Officials with the 23rd running of the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race are making changes to the course, due to a lack of snow.
The 2012 Alternative Race Schedule was adopted at 8:00 PM Wednesday by the UPSDA Board of Directors. The new course is posted below:
Start of the UP200 in Chatham.
Friday night (2.17.12) 8:00 pm
Chatham to Wetmore, unassisted checkpoint, mandatory rest 3 hours plus the differential.
Wetmore to Grand Marais, assisted checkpoint in Grand Marais.
Grand Marais to Wetmore, second unassisted checkpoint in Wetmore.
Return to Grand Marais to Finish.
Earliest finish time in Grand Marais 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Mushers allowed 3 bags of food for unassisted checkpoints.
Friday night (2.17.12) 7:10 pm Ceremonial Start in Downtown Marquette in front of Mining Journal.
10:00 pm Restart in Chatham.
Chatham to Chatham Loop (musher trucks stay in Chatham)
Layover, Chatham, assisted checkpoint, 5 hours rest plus differential.
Chatham to Munising Finish.
Approximate arrival of first teams 11:00 am
Bag check will be held at ceremonial start. No bag check will be held at restart.
Jack Pine 30
Saturday morning (2.18.12) 9:30 am start in Gwinn at Larry’s Foods.
Run the old UP 200 trail near Highway 553 to Sands Station. Follow railroad track to Goose Lake then on to 480 Finish.