Due to the pandemic, there is the possibility that programs listed below may change without notice.


Dorothy’s Root Beer Run
Kids’ Marathon

Sept 25 · 8:45am · Pre-registration Required

$15/child  (scholarships available: [email protected])

Finishers will receive the Ely Marathon 2021 medal, bottle of Dorothy Molter’s Isle of Pines Root Beer and finishers’ shirt. Awards for the top 3 male and female finishers.

Build strength, endurance and perseverance just like Dorothy!

Racers must complete 25 miles of running/jogging/fast walking PRIOR to race day and then, on race day, they will complete the final 1.2 miles of the course and finish with the marathon runners.

It’s possible to watch the kids start their race and then walk over to the finish line at Whiteside Park to see them finish!



BW Experience: Dorothy’s by Dogsled

March 3-6 · Pre-registration Required


2 min/7 max participation
Must be 18+

Join the Dorothy Molter Museum and Hauling Dogs, LLC on this unique adventure “up to Dorothy’s” in the winter by dogsled!

Travel from Moose Lake Landing up to Knife Lake and camp on the east end of the lake, near Dorothy’s Isle of Pines.

Your outdoor adventure awaits!


Dorothy Molter Experience: Women’s Canoe Trip

Dates TBD · Pre-registration Required


4 min/7 max participation Must be 18+

Check out this fantastic, women’s-only trip to Knife Lake in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota and learn about the last (non-indigenous), permanent resident, Dorothy Molter.

Fully outfitted and guided -your outdoor adventure awaits!

Speaker Services & Programs

Need a speaker with an inspiring story for your next event? Want to offer a fun party activity? Presentations (virtual and in-person) on the life of Dorothy Molter and/or root beer making events are available year-round. Presentations can be formatted to fit the needs of your organization and audience, and include additional topics such as the Boundary Waters, Northwoods ecology, and wilderness living.

Dorothy’s story is perfect for all ages and can be told at:

  • Club meetings
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner events
  • Conferences
  • Conventions
  • Corporate retreats
  • Special events & birthdays
  • Root beer float socials or parties using Dorothy’s Isle of Pines Root Beer

Speaker Program fee: $25 per hour presentation plus travel expenses (time to travel, cost of travel, lodging, meals, etc.); Discounts available for programs in the Ely Area.
Root Beer Float or Root Beer Making Party fee: Per person fee based on type of program interest and audience type, call/email for a quote! 218 365 4451  [email protected]
Duration: One hour minimum
Minimum equipment requirement: Access to electricity and a projector screen

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