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UPSDA President Pat Torreano.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Uncharacteristic weather conditions so far this winter have resulted in some changes to the running of the UP 200 and Midnight Run sled dog races.

Pat Torreano, President of the UP Sled Dog Association, stopped in at the Sunny 101.9 studios this morning to outline the changes.  The main change to announce was that the start of the UP 200 will NOT be held in downtown Marquette this year.  The race will start in Chatham on Friday, February 17th at 8:00 pm .

There will, however, be a ceremonial start of the Midnight Run in Downtown Marquette at 7:10 pm.  30 mushers with 8-dog teams will depart in the usual manner as seen for the start of the UP 2oo.

Torreano emphasized that for spectators, the starting ceremonies in Marquette will not seem different at all.  But for mushers and their teams, these changes are very important.

To listen to the interview with Pat Torreano, please click on the audio link below:

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