F24e8dd4-37ca-4559-b15d-59ec864b2a04

Over the River and Through the Woods 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Vielmetti-Peters Preserve 600 Brickyard Rd MarquetteMI  49855
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Vielmetti-Peters Preserve 600 Brickyard Rd MarquetteMI  49855

About This Activity

Come race "Over the River and Through the Woods" to protect land across the UP! This challenging and varied trail takes you through the Vielmetti-Peters Reserve, a newly donated property that is part of our sustainable forestry program--and it's right on the edge of town! As you race, (or slide through the May mud) you'll be raising money to help UPLC protect lands like the Vielmetti-Peters Reserve and fund the improvement and completion of miles of trails on other preserves. You may be in hibernation-shape still, or maybe you've been using this as an excuse to keep your New Year's Resolutions...either way, this is the best way to kick off the running season that I can think of! The race will be followed by dinner, prizes, and a silent auction at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. 100% of the proceeds protect Land Today for Life Tomorrow!

Event details and schedule

-Get free race swag if you sign up before 4/20! 

-Price increases to $35 on 4/20, be sure to register early!

-In-Person Registration available at the Ore Dock Brewing Company 3/01-5/05

-Packet pick-up from 6-8 at the Ore Dock Brewing Company the day before the race

-Day-of packet pick-up starts at 12 at the trailhead

-Race starts at 2pm

-Park at Lowe's and walk 800 meters to the end of Brickyard Road. Drop-off and pick-up only on Brickyard road! 

-The course begins steeply downhill on private property for a creek crossing, and then climbs steadily and gradually uphill for approximately 1/4 mile until you enter the Reserve in a colorful aspen grove. Volunteers will keep you on track as you then descend "over the river" and then sharply back uphill--don't loose your pace here! The race will then make a loop and will make your legs burn over more rolling hills and beautful scenery through this healthy, thriving forest. You'll then meet back up with the first trail and start to feel really good about yourself as you cruise back down the originally challenging trail off the Reserve...but don't forget that you'll be sprinting to the finish and that last burst may be where the person behind you makes a break for it if you haven't been saving up for that last bit.

-You can download a map of the trails and run (or snowshoe) the course in advance on UPLC's website. Please remember that the first 1/2 mile is on private property and stay on trail and only visit during daylight hours.

-After the race, join us for dinner, prizes, and a silent auction upstairs at the Ore Dock Brewing Company!

Organizer Info

Get ACTIVE on the Go

Couch to 5K®
Couch to 5K®

Couch to 5K®

The best way to get new runners off the couch and across the finish line of their first 5K.

Available for iOS | Android

Map & Direction

Vielmetti-Peters Preserve 600 Brickyard Rd MarquetteMI  49855
Get Directions

Discuss This Activity

Browse Distance running