Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our Snowshoe race this year due to lack of snow. The weather did not cooperate and there is not enough snow on the boardwalks and trails for a safe and enjoyable course. The Center will still be open on Saturday, so people are still welcome to come out and go for a walk. We will hope for a better January next year.
2017 Grass River Shiver
5k/10k Snowshoe Race
Saturday January 28, 2017 - 10:00am
$20 preregistration, $25 on race day
Put on your snowshoes and run through the beautiful snow-covered Grass River Natural Area as a fundraiser for our programs! This snowshoe race in northern Michigan is only a short distance from Traverse City. A prize is awarded to overall male and female 5K/10K winners. Registration at 9:00 and race at 10:00.
$20 Registration includes:
- a one-of-a-kind race on beautiful trails through wetlands and woods
- after-race chili cookoff samplers and snacks
- a soup voucher for a soup lunch at Short's Brewery on race day
- a small participation prize
- 1st place prize is awarded to one overall male and female for the 5K and 10k
Race fee is $20 in advance ($40 with new GRNA logo tshirt - organic cotton and US made) or a $25 race fee on race day (tshirts may not be available unless preregistered).
Registration must be received by Jan 20 in order to get a GRNA t-shirt.
Scroll down to register form below.
Weather history: of January 28
The temperature typically varies from 21°F to 28°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 37°F.
On average, the sky is mostly cloudy or overcast 73% of the time.
73% chance that light or moderate will be observed at some point during the day.
Wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) on average.
Saturday, January 28:
9:00 a.m. - Grass River Center opens for parking and registration. The Center is heated with restrooms.
10:00am - 5k/10k snowshoe race begins outside Center.
10:30am - After race snacks and refreshments.
11:00am - Awards, chili cookoff, snacks and then
head to Short's brewery if you'd like a soup lunch and beer! (free Short's soup vouchers for racers!)
Registration - CANCELLED
7th Annual Shiver
Thank You for Participating!
Thank you to all the snowshoers and volunteers that participate. Your support will help Grass River Natural Area, Inc. continue to meet its mission in 2017! GRNA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that manages the Grass River Natural Area, conserves and protects its watershed and provides opportunities that increase knowledge, appreciation and community-wide stewardship of the natural environment.
Bib Name City Time 5k 10k
2210 Jeff Kander Kooi Zeeland, MI 26:25 52:50
109 Greg Gogolin Williamsburg, MI 26:55
126 Mike Polus Gaylord, MI 27:19 54:17
1694 Melissa Dyste Bellaire, MI 28:05
120 Greg Mills Bellaire, MI 29:40
137 Jim Wynn Okemos, MI 29:53
1695 Lorri Dawson Bellaire, MI 30:50
1541 Jodee Fisher Walker, MI 33:10
132 Mikkie Schemanski Petoskey, MI 33:22 1:07:25
1542 Kelly Bailey Bellaire, MI 33:50
127 Lisha Ramsdell Elmire, MI 35:03
1535 Jim Anderson Fort Wayne, IN 35:33
114 Paul Leonard Sterling Heights, MI 35:53 1:17:06
131 Paul Schemanski Petoskey, MI 38:35
124 Jess Polus Traverse City, MI 40:16
122 Kathy Patton Central Lake, MI 42:48
81 Jeff Cweik Dimondale, MI 44:17
121 Cheryl Pagliarini Chelsea, MI 47:43
113 Alexis Jolly Warren, MI 47:47
119 Liz McMurtrie Royal Oak, MI 48:50
118 Sandra Leonard Sterling Heights, MI 49:26
130 Alison Reed Lewiston, MI 50:03
1525 Martha Trenkner Fort Wayne, IN 50:43
134 Janeen Wardie Kalkaska, MI 51:50
135 Ellen Whitehead Mancelona, MI 51:50
1692 Kathleen Henderson Williamsburg, MI 54:07
1693 Tom Henderson Williamsburg, MI 1:00:48
1687 Bethany Hawkins Bellaire, MI 1:10:12