From 1994 through 1998, the Northland 300 has won state, national and international awards for their example of safe and responsible snowmobiling, along with exemplary volunteerism and fundraising.
First Partner/Sponsor Special Olympics Minnesota (committed to raising a minimum of $100,000 per year)
Recognized by the National Snowmobile Institute
Participant in the Tread Lightly Program
Honorable Mention Award International Snowmobile Conference
First Runner Up - National Yamaha Pride Contest
Minnesota State Winner - Yamaha Pride Contest
Participant in STEER CLEAR Program for Responsible Snowmobiling
National Winner - Yamaha Pride Contest
Minnesota State Winner - Yamaha Pride Contest - Supported by MN United Snowmobilers Association
Member/Participant in the Safe Snowmobiling Program
Home of the first teen charity snowmobile ride - Teen Northland
Winner of the International Snwomobiling Foundation Charity Award
Teen Northland is the winner of the International Snowmobiling Foundation Charity Award
Exceed the $2Million mark in funds raised for Special Olympics Minnesota
Northland 300 became a Premier Partner of Special Olympics Minnesota
History is made for the Northland 300 and Special Olympics Minnesota as first time ever Special Olympics Athlete Steven Eull and Coach Jason Reinsch participate in the Northland 300
Exceed the $3Million mark in funds raised for Special Olympics Minnesota
Mayor Randy Bolen (Two Harbors, MN) presents the "Key to the City" to Volunteer Event Director, Kathy Karkula and declares January 24th "Northland 300 Day."
Tyler Bengston, Special Olympics Minnesota Athlete participates and completes the Northland 300 for the first time ever riding with his Dad (Steve Bengston)
First Time Ever Night Time Opening Ceremony held at Grand Ely Lodge, Ely, MN
Induction of a new torch to light the "Flame of Hope" commemorating Billy Meister, son of Pooker Meister and past participant of the Northland 300
Exceed the $4Million mark in funds raised for Special Olympics Minnesota
Northland 300 was given the Special Olympics Distinguished Service Award of 'Outstanding Nonprofit'