2021 Grass River Shiver
5k/10k Snowshoe Race Fundraiser
Saturday & Sunday January 9 & 10, 2021
at Grass River Natural Area - Bellaire, MI
$25 preregistration, $30 on race day
This year we are adapting the Shiver to a virtual hybrid format
Run or walk at your convenience on Saturday or Sunday
An official clock will start at 10am on Saturday morning for those that would like an official clocked time to run their race.
Put on your snowshoes and run or walk 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. 10k runners do two loops of the course. Walkers are welcome, too!
$25 Registration includes:
- a one-of-a-kind race on a marked course on beautiful trails through wetlands and woods
- a soup voucher for a free soup lunch to-go from Short's Brewery
- after-race snacks and refreshments
- 1st place prize is awarded to one overall male and female for the 5K and 10k
-Some Grass River swag - a GRNA neck gaiter/buff for each runner!
Race fee is $25 in advance or a $30 race fee on race day
Weather history: of January 9-10
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.
Weekend Event Schedule
Saturday, January 9 and Sunday, January 10:
10:00am to 4:00pm - The Grass River Center will be open and staffed for 6 hours on Saturday and Sunday. The Center is heated with restrooms. At this time we are asking that only one group/household comes indoors at a time.
An official timer will start at 10am on Saturday morning for those that would like an official clocked time to run their race.
You can run the course any time Saturday or Sunday at your convenience and clock your time. Upload your time results on this page after you finish. Also, upload any photos you took at or during the race! Race times must be submitted by midnight Sunday night, Jan 10. You can pick up your race materials at the Grass River Center before or after you race.
Online registration is closed. You can register at the Grass River Center on Saturday or Sunday, 10am to 4pm.
10th Annual Shiver
Thank You for your support!
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 2021! 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.
2021 Race Results from racers that submitted:
Heather Jones 32:13
Adriana Fowler 33:15
Donna Kaysserian 33:47
Rachel McCafferty 41:39
Deana Horchner 46:01
Julie Anderson 46:44
David Noak 49:53
Rhonda Workman 51:56
Dan Lantis 57:32
Tracy Weatherholt 57:33
Lorena Dickey 57:34
Ann Miller 1:02:42
Mikkie Schemanski 1:09:46
Paul Schemanski 1:09:47