Hanson Hills Recreation Area
Grayling, Michigan (989)348-9266
Summer Programs and Events


Spring/Summer Programs (Tenative)


Youth Archery Class: (Registration Form)

This introductory course is run by Northwoods Archery Club and offered to boys and girls, 5th through 8th grade. Classes teach safety, equipment maintenance, and basic archery skills over a six week period. Weather permitting students will also shoot outside on 3D target course.

DATE:  April 22nd, 2014
TIME: 4 – 5:30pm
AGES: Boys and Girls, 5th thru 8th Grade
FEE: $25

LOCATION: HANSON HILLS ARCHERY BUILDING
DEADLINE: April 18, 2014

Walk 100 Miles: (Registration Form)

An all ages program to motivate you at the start of spring. GRA provides the log book and you walk, hike or bike through the summer keeping an eye on your mileage from May 1st and October 31st.  Turn in your mileage and you will receive a customized t-shirt with your accomplishments listed on the back.

DATE: May 1st to October 31st       
FEE: $20.00 which includes logbook and t-shirt.
AGES: All ages welcome
DEADLINE: May 1
st, 2014

 

Men’s Softball League:

This is a Men’s Recreational League that lasts 14 weeks; starting in May and ending in August including a tournament. League details and registration coming soon.

DATE:  April 2014
GAMES: Monday thru Thursday
LOCATION: HANSON HILLS
TEAM DEADLINE:  May 2014

 

Women’s Softball League:

This is a league that starts in May and runs for 12 weeks every Friday, ending with a tournament in August. Contact Stacie Thayer 989-745-4491 for League details and registration.

DATE: May 2014
GAMES: Friday evenings
LOCATION: HANSON HILLS
DEADLINE:  May 2014


Youth Golf Clinic: (Registration Form)

This Program is held in conjunction with the Grayling Country Club and designed to teach the fundamental and intermediate skills for a competitive golf game in young children. The program starts in June with a weeklong clinic then continues through the summer with applications including driving range and course play.

DATE: June 10, 2013
Practice Starts
TIMES: Clinic 7:30am-9am 

Range Practice 9:00am-10:30am

AGES: Boys and Girls 8 and up.
FEE:
LOCATION: Grayling Country Club
DEADLINE:

 

LADIES NIGHT PADDLE

Attention Ladies come out and enjoy some quality time and leave the guys at home. Kayaks provided by Penrods Canoe Livery if you do not have your own boat. Wine will be served  courtesy of Jansen Insurance Agency. All proceeds help support Grayling Canoe kayak Club.

DATE: June 12, July 10,and Aug14   
TIME: 5:30-8:00              
COST: $15 or $25
AGES: 21 and up             
LOCATION: Lake Margrethe
 

YOUTH LEARN TO PADDLE CLASS:

This is meant to be an introductory course to learn to paddle both canoes and kayaks. Boys and girls ages 5-15 will learn basic strokes, water safety, and fundamentals all while having fun. This six week class includes instruction, boats, paddles, and PFD’s. All you need is sun block.

DATE: June 18-July 23                                                           
TIME: Tuesdays 4:30-6:00pm
AGES: 5-15                     
FEE $20
LOCATION:  Lake Margrethe DEADLINE: June 18


PADDLE DEVELOPMENT 1 PROGRAM:

This program is for young individuals who are interested in competitive paddling. Paddlers will receive performance coaching twice a week where they will improve their speed, technique, and fitness.  Athletes will be introduced to more challenging boats, age appropriate calisthenics .

DATE:
Session 1: June 4– July 23 (8weeks $40)    
Session 2: July 30-August 29 (5 weeks $25)
                 
TIME: Tuesday/Thursday 7:30-9:00am
DEADLINE: June 4
AGES: 8-18
LOCATION: Lake Margrethe
   

 

LEARN TO ROLL (KAYAK) CLASS:

This class is intended for people who would like to learn to roll a kayak. Perfect your roll with help from experienced instructors. Proceeds support Grayling canoe/kayak Club.

DATE: June 30th, August 18th                                      
TIME: 8:00-9:00
LOCATION: Lake Margrethe                                       
COST: $20 PER PERSON

 

Coed Softball League:

This is a league that last 4 weeks.  This program starts the first week of September and games are played two nights a week.

DATE:
TIME: Games are Mondays and Thursdays
LOCATION: HANSON HILLS
DEADLINE: 
 

Sideline Cheerleading:

Registration Form


MHSAA Physical & Consent Form

Cross Country Running Program:

K-5 program: (Click for Information):Registration Form

This is a fundamentally-based running club which will focus on fun exercise and light-hearted competition through team games and activities.  Children will be broken into groups for the “long run”,which range from 1/4 mile to 2 miles (depending on age and ability). 

6-12 Grade program: Registration Form

MHSAA Physical & Consent Form

 

4th of July Firecracker 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Spring/Summer Events (Tenative)


SPRING THROWDOWN DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT:
Fundraiser Tournament for Grayling Rotary
DATE: May 17, 2014
LOCATION: HANSON HILLS                          

HANSON HILLS HUNDRED MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE: (WWW.FUNPROMOTIONS.COM)
DATE: May 24, 2014    
LOCATION: HANSON HILLS
             

THE MILITANTS TRAIL HALF MARATHON/5 MILE
(http://www.michiganhalfseries.com/Militants.html)
DATE: May 31, 2014
LOCATION: HANSON HILLS


HANSON HILLS CHALLENGE MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE: (WWW.FUNPROMOTIONS.COM
)
DATE: June 1, 2014
LOCATION: HANSON HILLS

MICHIGAN TRADITIONAL BOWHUNTERS JAMBOREE: (WWW.MICHIGANTRADITIONALBOW.COM)
DATE: June 28-29, 2014 
LOCATION: HANSON HILLS

Firecracker 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Registration Information
2013 RACE RESULTS
DATE: July 4th, 2014
LOCATION: Downtown Grayling (Citizens Bank/FIRST MERIT)
RACE START: 10:30am (Before Parade)


GRA BUSINESS RELAYS (Click for Packet)
FUN CANOE RACE FOR BUSINESSES
DATE: July 24, 2014
LOCATION: PENRODS CANOE LIVERY


G.R.A. 10K:
(2013
Results: Click Here)
DATE: July 26, 2014
CHECK IN: July 26, 2014 from 7:30 to 8:30 am at Middle School
RACE START:  9:00am
LOCATION: GRAYLING MIDDLE SCHOOL
FEE: Early $25  Race Day: $30
DISTANCE: 6.2 MILE ROAD RACE

AWARDS: Specially designed T-shirts to all entrants. Awards to top three finishers in each age group. Prize for male and female overall winners.


ARCTIC GLACIER MINI MARATHON
YOUTH CANOE RACE

DATE: JULY 26, 2014
TIME: 4:00pm
LOCATION: OLD AUSABLE FLY SHOP

 

River House 5K (Click for Registration)
DATE: September 13, 2014
LOCATION: HANSON HILLS

12&24 HOURS OF HANSON HILLS:
(WWW.FUNPROMOTIONS.COM)
DATE: September 6-7, 2014
LOCATION: HANSON HILLS


ROTARY FALL FLINGER DISC GOLF FUNDRAISER:
Fundraiser Tournament for Grayling Rotary
DATE: October 11, 2014

LOCATION: HANSON HILLS

SPOOKY 5K:
(BENEFIT FOR GRAYLING CROSS COUNTRY TEAM)

DATE: TBD
LOCATION: HANSON HILLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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