mBank Half Noque
The mBank Half Noque is a 24K point to point ski race utilizing the last 24K of the Noque trail. Half Noque skiers begin along County Road 510 between Negaunee and Marquette and six miles north of U.S. Hwy 41. 24K skiers end at the Noque finish line outside of the Superior Dome in Marquette. Skiers must be bused to the start line since there is limited parking. Buses will remain at the start line for warmth. The elevation at this area is approximately 1600 feet. The ending elevation at the Superior Dome is approximately 700 feet. There are three aid stations along the way approximately every 7 kilometers. All aid stations have water and energy drink. The finish line is outside the Superior Dome in Marquette. Inside will be one last aid station with warm food and drink. There will also be a ski valet where you can keep your skis while visiting with other skiers or taking advantage of the shower facilities. Race results will be posted inside the Superior Dome plus computers will be set up to check your individual results.
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
No race day registration
Registration/Race Packet Pick-up
Race registration and bib pick-up will be from 5:30 until 10 pm on Friday, January 25th at the Superior Dome (View Map). Same day racer packet pick-up is available upon request. 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.
Change of Events
If slots are available requests to change races are handled by the Race Administrator. Email email@example.com or 866-370-RACE prior to January 24nd. Changes after the 22nd will be accommodated at the Expo, Jan 25th, with a $10 change request fee.
NO changes on Wednesday the 23rd, Thursday, 24th 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.
Return on investment
The opportunity to ski the last half of the Noque trail with fellow skiers. You will also receive a quality embroidered Swix Hat, a cloth bib, chip timing, sponsor goodies and coupons, a chance to win a cowbell through age group awards or overall awards, vendor giveaways (at Awards Ceremony—must be present to win), transportation to start line, aid stations along the trail, massages (should you choose one), an overall feeling of accomplishment of skiing 24 kilometers, and the camaraderie of skiing with others who feel the same way!
The mBank Half Noque offers separate classic and freestyle races. Classic skiers start well in advance of the skating waves. Classic tracks and skating lanes are provided throughout the entire course.
Cut off Times
All half marathon skiers must finish the race by 4:30 pm.
The marathon end at the Superior Dome so come inside, warm up, check in your skis at the ski valet, and rejuvenate at the last aid station. Race results will be posted inside the Superior Dome, plus computers will be set up so that you can check race results. Race results will also appear in the Sunday edition of the Mining Journal and on-line at www.noquemanon.com.
Professional timing services are provided by Superior Timing using chip timing.
Wave Placement & Start Times
24K Classic: Wave 1 - 11:45 AM, Wave 2 - 11:55 AM, Wave 3 - 12:05 PM, Wave 4 - 12:15 PM
24K Freestyle: Wave 1 - 12:30 PM, Wave 2 - 12:40 PM, Wave 3 - 12:50 PM, Wave 4 - 1:00 PM, Wave 5 - 1:10 PM
Preferred Start Positions
The mBank Noque Half Marathon consists of classic and freestyle races. Each of the races has four or five waves. Wave placements are based on results from the 2012 Noque half marathon. If you want a preferred wave placement, please provide race results from the Noque or another half marathon race via email. Contact the Race Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
mBank Half Noque Prizes
The top three finishers of the mBank 24K Classic and Freestyle races will receive Moen Cowbells.