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Grass River Shiver - Snowshoe Race

  • Grass River Natural Area 6500 Alden Hwy Bellaire, MI 49615 (map)

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. 10k runners do two loops of the course.

$20 Registration includes:
- a one-of-a-kind race on beautiful trails through wetlands and woods
- a soup voucher for a free soup lunch at Short's Brewery on race day
- after-race snacks and refreshments
- 1st place prize is awarded to one overall male and female for the 5K and 10K

Race fee is $20 in advance or a $25 race fee on race day 

Weather history:  of January 12
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.

Event Schedule
Saturday, January 12:

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, snacks, and then head to Short's brewery if you'd like a soup lunch and beer! (free Short's soup vouchers for racers!)

Earlier Event: January 9
Fun Run at the Filling Station
Later Event: January 16
Fun Run at Right Brain Brewery