Over The River and Through the Woods Race Series

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped with this year’s race!

With your help, we raised over $2,500 and had 62 racers!

2018 Times:

Female Adult
Name Bib Time
Grosvenor, Stephanie 109 24.35
MacKay, Cheryl 111 28.55
Camili, Tauni 148 28.56
Graci, Gina 140 29.58
Willey, Malinda 120 30.13
Bringleson, Aimee 112 30.57
Hjelle, Emma 127 32.04
Hjelle, Claire 132 32.15
Napolillo, Natalie 144 32.18
Nebel, Barbi 133 34.04
Anderson, Cindy 128 36.03
Selent, Christina 118 38.39
Bichler, Lauren 150 39.33
Brooks, Terri 119 41
Parker, Susan 123 48.12
Kurin, Kelly 124 48.14
Betthauser, Jennifer 103 49.07
Pelock Hjelle, Heather 126 55.53
Wert, Amber 138 101.27
Kee, Kim 143 101.27
Male Adult
Name Bib Time
Dennis, Alex 136 18.41
Huffer, Patrick 141 19.12
Hoelle, Braxton 135 20.5
Johns, Paul 102 22.52
Kuykendol, Keith 116 23
Camili, Mike 149 23.03
Hjelle, Tony 125 24.39
Rouleau, Elliot 139 28.44
Derby, Walker 53 32.51
Scanlon, Joe 54 35.13
Willey, Scott 121 39.45
Bolo, Arnie 108 46.31
Thomsen, Kevin 105 46.31
Mielke, Robb 137 47.5
Adams, Tyler 104 49.08
Name Bib Time
Grosvenor, Eleanor 110 27.29
Camilli, Seppi 147 23.1
Female Masters
Name Bib Time
Beyer, Patty 117 101.55
Toberman, Carol 129 57.43
Cameli, Sharon 101 27.17
Male Masters
Name Bib Time
Sarasin, Patrick 131 23.32
Tervo, Ron 115 31.29
Trudeau, Randy 145 34.42
Orr, Blair 114 34.5
Troudt, Mark 142 35.28
Laakso, Kelly 106 38.47
Toberman, Phil 130 47.45



Over the River and Through the Woods 5k Trail Race

Sponsored by Green Timber Forestry Consultants

at the Vielmetti-Peters Reserve

Saturday, May 18th 2019

Registration is already open at Active.Com!


Please note the new registration price increase schedule for 2019’s race:

Individual Racer Price 5/23/2018-3/23/2019: $20.00

Individual Racer Price 3/24/2019-4/20/2018: $25

Individual Racer Price 4/21/2018-5/2/2019: $30

Individual Racer Price 5/3/2019-5/18/2019: $35

All proceeds from the annual races support the UPLC’s mission to responsibly steward all of the properties we protect–that is, have helpful signs, trails that are well marked and taken care of, science-based monitoring that supports sustainable decision-making…etc. Last year, racers raised around $3,000!

Please show our sponsors some love! It’s because of them that the full amount of the race entry and silent auction proceeds will contribute directly to the permanent protection of land in the Upper Peninsula!

A huge thank you to 2018 sponsors:  Ore Dock Brewing Company (Gold level! Thank you!) and Art Unlimited (Silver level sponsors! Thank you!) Thrivent Financial (silver sponsors! Thank you!), and the Marquette Food Co-Op (silver sponsors! Thanks!!) and Queen City Running (Bronze sponsors! Thanks!)


Event Description

5K trail run (or guided waterfall hike) along a scenic trail through the Vielmetti-Peters Reserve, just on the edge of the Queen City of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan–Marquette! Race downhill at the start, and then over the river on a footbridge before continuing through the woods while tackling several challenging hills. While you run, you’ll pass several signs that detail the unique flora and fauna of the area.  Be sure to visit the Reserve again to read them…unless you’re a speed reader! The race will take you around a large loop, retrace your steps, and then uphill to the second loop, which will give you an idea of your current standing before the final stretch back to the start–running downhill will help you pick up your pace–but the finish is a steep uphill, so dig in while the spectators cheer you across the finish line. The race will be followed by an after party and silent auction upstairs at the Ore Dock Brewery with free dinner for all race participants (donations accepted for family and friends to join you at the feast).

All proceeds go to support the UP Land Conservancy’s stewardship mission–making sure that properties we protect like the race course at the Vielmetti-Peters Reserve are taken care of and have adequate trail maintenance, signs and parking, and can be monitored to ensure that we are honoring our promise to protect land today for life tomorrow.

Event details and schedule:

Packet pickup:  Downstairs at the Ore Dock from 5-7 on May 5, or on-site from 12-1:45 day of the race

Getting to the start: You are welcome to park along Brickyard Road or in the parking lots at the beginning of Brickyard Rd (PetSmart, Lowe’s) and walk the 800 yards to the starting line.

Race start time: Race starts at 2pm. All competitive runners will start at the front and hikers will follow shortly guided by a UPLC representative.

Afterparty: After the race we will be having food and a silent auction at the Ore Dock Brewery in Marquette, MI from 2:30-6. Come enjoy food on us as a thank you for supporting our small non-profit!

Click here to print out the details and a race course map!