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Tahquamenon Snowshoe Race 2012


Tahquamenon Snowshoe Race
5K, 10K, 20K, Kid’s 800m
Upper Tahquamenon Falls
Paradise, Michigan
February 18, 2012

The Tahquamenon River basin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula receives epic amounts of lake effect snowfall each winter. Tahquamenon’s frozen waterfalls together with generous snowfall create an ideal venue for snowshoe racing.


Online registration or in person registration at the Upper Falls on race day (February 18, 2012). Register Now.


Proceeds from this race support environmental education programs at the Whitefish Township School in Paradise, MI.

Event Schedule

Event Start Time Registration Link
5K, 10K, 20K
11:10 a.m.

Kid’s 800 meter
11:00 a.m.


Course Descriptions

All events start at the Upper Tahquamenon Falls. The 10K includes 5K of machine groomed trail and 5K of packed single track. The course includes spectacular views of the Upper Falls and travels through forested sections of towering old growth white pines. The 20K course consists of two loops of the 10K. The 5K and the kid’s 800 meter are single machine groomed tracks.

Race Fees

Event Early Registration Fee
(Until midnight
January 31)
Early Registration Fee
(Until 9:00 p.m.
February 17)
Race Day
Registration Fee
Kid’s 800 Meter

No refunds or transfers. Once you are registered your entry fee is not refundable nor can you transfer your entry to another snowshoer. $25 charge for cancelled and NSF checks.

Packet Pick Up & Race Day Registration

Early registration is encouraged to help us plan for food & supplies; however participants may still register Saturday morning from 9:30 - 10:30 AM at the Upper Falls. Pre-registered participants may also pick up their race materials at this time.


Awards will be given to the top three in each age group for each race. Overall male and female winners in the 20K will receive a pair of Atlas Snowshoes while winners of the 10K will receive a Mountain Hardware Jacket. Overall winners of the 5K and Kid’s races will receive Mountain Hardwear Fleece tops. Age group awards for each race include local maple syrup, honey, and Dagoba Organic Chocolate.

Age Groups

Event Age Groups
20K, 10K, 5K
15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Kid’s 800 Meter
8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14

Post Race Refreshments

All snowshoers will be treated to a organic hot chocolate, blueberry scones, and cherry juice.