This new dog sled race, Gichigami Express, took off on January 6 from Grand Portage heading for Hungry Jack Lodge. The next day musher started at Windigo Lodge ran to Gunflint Lake then on to Poplar Lake. At east end of Poplar they ran down the Little Ollie Road en-route to Devil Track Lake. On the final day the teams returned to Grand Portage.
Guests at Poplar Creek Guesthouse B&B viewed the teams as they travel down the Little Ollie Road.
It should be noted that the Little Ollie Road was used not only by musher in the Express Race, but by teams in the John Beargrease and in the 1980's the Gunflint Mail Runs mushers. The Mail Run was the predecessor to the Beargrease race