The count down has begun. Where will you be at 9 am on Sunday morning, February 24th? Sled dog race enthusiasts will be at the Ely MN Ball Field cheering on mushers from across Minnesota, the U.S. and Canada. Mushers start arriving at 7 am. Spectators are invited to walk around and view the pre-race energy. We all are dog lovers, but please leave pets at home.