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Sucker River Mud Bath Dryland Race 2024
Sucker River Mud Bath Dryland Race 2024

Sucker River Mud Bath Dryland Race 

April 27/28, 2024

Purse:  $2,500

Race Location

Grand Marais, Michigan’s School Forest and State Trail system    

H58 (Grand Marais Truck Trail)  6 Miles East of the Town of Grand Marais, Michigan  

GPS Coordinates:  N46° 39.943' W85° 51.712'

Driver’s Meeting and Race Start Times

Driver's Meeting will be at the race site on Saturday, April 27, 2024 and held 1 hour before the first class at 7:00 am.

Race will start at 8:00 AM unless weather/temperatures dictate an earlier start.  This will be announced before the race.

Classes and Mileages Offered 

The following classes are offered for:  All Breed, Registered Breed* and Sportsman subclasses

The below classes are ISDRA Sanctioned:

3.4 Mile Trail:
6-Dog Rig
4-Dog Rig

2-Dog Bikejoring
2-Dog Scooter

Men’s Canicross (this class is not separated into subclasses)
Women’s Canicross (this class is not separated into subclasses)

2.4 Mile Trail:
1-Dog Bikejoring
1-Dog Scooter

The following Junior Classes run 1.5 miles:
2-Dog Junior Rig
1-Dog Junior Canicross

*NOTE:  Registered Breeds must be AKC/CKC/UKC Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, or Samoyeds-NO ILP Dogs


Additional Classes (these classes are not ISDRA sanctioned):

  • "Fun Run" class for Adults and Juniors, 1 or 2 dogs, 1.5 miles ... choice of rig, bike, scooter or canicross.  Make selection when you enter
  • Heavy Rig Class Adult "Fun Run" (unlimited dogs) -- 10 miles  NOTE:  snub line will be required for this class.  Race Marshal has final say on any rig used. Racing rigs will be turned away. Heavy rig or 4-wheeler only. If motorized, yes, you may use it running and in gear because safety is paramount. The goal of this class is for fun and to invite larger teams who are less interested in dryland racing. You are encouraged to take a handler on the trail with you if desired.


We are also offering these classes which are non-dog:

  • Mountain Bike (no dogs) -- 3.4 miles
  • Men's and Women's 5K run (no dogs)

Rules and Required Equipment

*No Whips
*No Wrist Ropes and/or Driver Restraints Allowed
*Helmets required in all Wheeled Classes
*Snub Line required on 6 & 4 Dog Rigs while on trail (ISDRA)
*ISDRA Rules Apply

Entry Information

Entries will close on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 6:00 PM EST.  NO LATE ENTRIES PLEASE!!!

Entry Fees are listed for each class in the Registration Section.  Entries are accepted online only.

Entry Chairperson/Contact:

Diane Wright * Email: * Phone:703-622-9467 (call or text)

You must accept the Standard Driver’s Release Waiver before you can pay for your entries.

In the event the race is cancelled, your entry fee will be refunded (minus the bytepro process fee).

GLSDA Membership 

GLSDA membership is required to race 

GLSDA Membership can be purchased online here on bytepro OR
you can pay for your membership at the driver’s meeting.

Please note that you will not be permitted to race until your membership has been paid.

Membership Chair: Dianna Koteskey, 7821 Horton Bay Rd N, Boyne City, MI 49712

Lodging and Food 

There is no race site camping permitted, but there is a campsite nearby at Woodland Park Campground - (906) 494-2613.  We are working to obtain special camping rates for participants (Currently the nightly rates are $30 for primitive site and $40 for electric site).

For motels, please visit the Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce website


Food (Breakfast & Lunch) will be available for purchase at race site and catered by local School and Sportsman’s Club

Additional Information and Activites

Photographer - We will have at least one photographer.  Follow this Event Page for updates and more informaton.

We plan to have music at the trail head! ....  There will be a survey question presented during the entry process where you can optionally provide your music choice.

We plan to have some special events both Friday and Saturday nights, so stay tuned for details.

Weekend Fantasy Coach Sheet…. Be sure to get your sheet from Brian and have it turned in before the first class finishes on Saturday if interested.

Sunday award ceremony to follow last class.  (Be sure to stay for awards)

Contact for Questions

For General Race Questions, contact:
Brian Juckette
Phone: 517-918-9516 (call or text)

For Entry Questions or Changes, contact:
Diane Wright
Phone: 703-622-9467 (call or text)


click here to see registered participants

Register for this Event

Sucker River Mud Bath Dryland Race 2024 Saturday April 27, 2024, 8:00 AM

Online registration is closed at this time.

Please direct further questions to the event promoter.

Race Chair: Brian Juckette, Phone:  517-918-9516  Email:

Entry Chair: Diane Wright, Phone:  703-622-9467 Email:

Contact Event Promoter:
Great Lakes Sled Dog Association

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