15th Annual MGH Noquemanon Ski Marathon General Race Information
Registration can be done online on the registration page at no cost to the racer.
One page paper registration form can be downloaded here.
The text message site is now live. Sign up and know where your racers are. Check points at the 510 Plum Creek trailhead and at the Forestville trailhead. http://live.superiortiming.com
Saturday Events 50K Ski Classic & Freestyle, 50K Classic Touring, 50K Relay (classic/freestyle), 24K Ski Classic & Freestyle, 50K Snowbike, 15 Mile Snowshoe
- $68 by October 17
- $78 by November 30
- $85 by December 31
- $98 by January 26
- $108 by January 27
Fee schedule below for the following events: 12K Ski Freestyle & Classic, 12K Sit Ski
- $30 by December 31
- $35 by January 26
- $40 by January 27
Fee schedule below for the following events: 24K, 12K Bike, 10K Snowshoe, 12K Skijor 1 dog, 12K Skijor 2 dog
- $30 by December 31
- $35 by January 26
- $40 by January 27
Jr Noque Events
5K Classic – 12 - 19 yrs.old, 3K Freestyle – 8 - 11 yrs. old, 3K Classic – 8 - 11 yrs. old, 1K – 7 & under
Jr. Noque event fee: $10.00
firstname.lastname@example.org for email confirmations
* cut off online registration - Wednesday, January 23 at 6 pm ET. Change of events: if slots are available requests to change races are handled by the Race Administrator. Email email@example.com or call 866-370-RACE prior to January 23. Changes after the 23rd will be accommodated at the Expo, Jan. 25, with a $10 Change request fee. NO changes on Thursday, Jan. 24 or on race day.
Entry fees are non-refundable; race numbers and entries cannot be transferred to another year. No exceptions. This means once we have received your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your number to anyone else. All fee are in U.S. dollars.
All participants must sign a release and indemnity agreement when pick up their race packets.
Registration/Race Packet Pick-up
Race registration and bib pick-up will be from 5:30 pm until 10 pm on Friday, January 25 at the Superior Dome (View Map). Same day racer packet pick-up is available upon request, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Race packets contain many extras including the coveted Noque ski hats, cloth bib, sponsor goodies and coupons.
Race confirmation will be can be done by checking the start list located on the registration page. Please bring proof of identification to packet pick-up. All skiers will need to sign a waiver at bib pick up.
A Ski Expo will be held during registration and bib pick-up hours on Friday, January 25th at the Superior Dome. The expo showcases our event sponsors.
Timing by Superior Timing
The 2013 Noque is bursting with new value added technology for our skiers!
Skier's families/friends will be able to sign up on-line to register for text message updates to let them know when their skier has crossed the Forestville check point.
This will afford family to have an approximate idea when to get to the finish line to cheer!
Standard SMS Text Message Rates will apply.
SMS Alerts are a free service provided by Superior Timing. While alerts are sent moments after the participant crosses the checkpoint, we can make no guarantees for the timeliness of the message due to the nature of text messaging systems.
Sign up for this service closes at 10 pm (ET) on Friday, January 25th.
Clothing Drop & Shuttle
We are no longer providing bags for the bag drop. Instead, we are providing industrial tags with your number. So bring your own backpack in 2013. Skiers are responsible for getting their bags into the trucks next to each start area. Bags will be taken inside the Dome where they can be claimed following the race. Race officials are not responsible for lost or stolen property.
Beginning at Noon, there will be a van shuttle from the finish line to the Forestville start area for those participants that need to pick up a vehicle. This service will run continuously from noon until approximately 2PM. Estimate 30 minutes between trips.
Discounts will be applied using mail in registration forms and using one payment.
A $25 discount is offered to all youth (ages 24 and under) skiing in the 24k or 50K race.
Food and First Aid Stations
MGHS Noquemanon Ski Marathon - Seven aid stations are located approximately every 7K throughout the course. They will contain warm HEED Energy Drink and water, oranges and/or bananas. The 25K aid station will also be stocked with Hammer Gel. All aid stations are manned by local volunteers and service club members. Please thank them as you pass by.
Half Noque - Three aid stations are available for the 24K skiers. They are located at the 19K marker, 11K marker, and the 4K marker. There is one last aid station inside the Superior Dome. The aid stations will contain warm HEED Energy Drink and water, oranges and/or bananas. All aid stations are manned by local volunteers and service club members. Please thank them as you pass by. The Marquette County Search and Rescue and Ham Radio Operators will be on the course.
Friday Night Pasta Feed - Superior Dome
NMU's Conference & Catering Service Department will be providing this years 'Friday Night Pasta Feed'. Join us Friday, January, 25, 2013, in the Superior Dome from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Adults: $11.50 (includes tax) - Children (under 10): $7.50 (includes tax). Thank you to the Marquette County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Cash Bar - Time TBD
- Tossed Salad with Dressing
- Penne Pasta
- Bolognese (Meat) Sauce
- Marinara Sauce
- Italian Green & Yellow Bean Medley
- Garlic Bread
- Assorted Cookies/Brownies
- Iced Tea
- Ice Water
Merchandise will be available at the Downwind Sports booth at the Ski Expo and at the Awards Ceremony at Upfront and Company. Downwind Sports is the official provider of all Noquemanon ski merchandise.
Available at the Superior Dome on race day by advance arrangements. Call or email Race Administrator at 866-370-RACE or email@example.com for details.
MGH Noquemanon Ski Marathon 50K race (located in Ishpeming): Birchview School will be open in the morning as a place to keep warm. The start of the race is 30 minutes from the Dome, so we recommend you take a bus no later than one hour prior to the start of your race. Busses will leave the Dome approximately every 15-20 minutes starting at 7:00 until 9:00. Skiers doing the classic marathon are strongly encouraged to take one of the first two busses, leaving at either 7:00 or 7:15. NOTE: Timing chips will be handed out at the start of the 50km race inside Birchview School. So, you may want to get to your start a bit earlier than normal.
Mbank Half Marathon (located off of CR 510): There is no parking available at the start of the mBank half marathon. Busing is your only option unless you have arranged a ride. There will be no buses returning here after the race, although a bus will be available to take spectators from the start of the race back to the Dome after the last race starts. Buses will leave the Dome approximately every 15-20 minutes starting at 10:00 until approximately 12:00. NOTE: Timing chips will be handed out at the start of the 25km race.
Forestville race starts: There will be two buses going to the Noquemanon Trail Network Trail Head at Forestville, one leaving at approximately 8:20 and another at approximately 9:00. Due to road conditions buses will drop racers at the bottom of the hill by the stop sign prior to the drive to the Pole Barn, approximately a ¼ mile walk. The Pole Barn will be open as a warming house, so bring all your stuff. There will be no transportation back to Forestville after the race, so racers are encouraged to take a bus from the Dome, or arrange their own transportation back to the start line. NOTE: Timing chips will be handed out at the start of the 12km/10km race inside the FV Pole barn.
Return buses: Starting at 1:00PM a bus will run on the hour from the Dome to our 4 sponsor hotels and then to Ishpeming to shuttle racers back to the start of full marathon. The last run will be at 5:00 pm.
Sunday Events - There is no busing to the start of the Sunday events at Forestville. However, beginning at Noon, there will be a van shuttle from the finish line to the Forestville start area for those participants that need to pick up a vehicle. This service will run continuously from noon until approximately 2PM. Estimate 30 minutes between trips.
Marquette photographer Andy Gregg will be on the trail snapping photos. You can purchase them through his web site http://www.marquettephoto.com/noquemanon_photos.html Gregg has been published in regional and national publications.
The MGHS Noquemanon Ski Marathon, mBank Half Noque & 15 Mile Snowshoe,12k Noque and 50K Snow Bike award ceremony will be held at the Superior Dome following the event at 7:00 pm.
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