As a proud sponsor of the 2014 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in Duluth, we spent a weekend with the athletes, race officials, dignitaries and amazing volunteers that make this race the premier sled dog event in the lower 48.

We previously shared a glimpse into what it takes to prepare for the 400 mile race thanks to musher and Duluth Women model Amanda, and below you’ll find a gallery that captures the buzz of a race weekend from her perspective. You can follow the race over the next few days via GPS tracking technology, or visit iFan.tv, who is streaming events live at various times throughout the week.