50K Relay

Share the excitement of the Noquemanon with a friend – the first leg (approx. 24K) is designated for classic skiing and the second leg (approx. 24K) is designated for freestyle skiing!

The first leg of the relay begins at Al Quaal is in 50K Classic Wave 2 at 9:10am. The second leg of the relay is freestyle and will go out in 24K Freestyle Wave 2 at 12:40pm.  and will begin at the 24K Half Noque start line when your classic skiing partner arrives out of the woods! The second leg begins when the first skier touches off on the second skier. Be ready when your partner arrives!

Please take note of the following course changes

  • The 50K has been shortened to a distance of 23K
  • The 24K has been shortened to a distance of 23K
  • The 15 Mile snowshoe will follow the same adjusted 23K distance course as the skiers (as in normal years)
  • The 50K and 24K will ski the same course (total distance of 23K)
  • The 12K has been shortened to a distance of 10K
  • The 12K will merge shortly after their start onto the primary 23K course
  • The 50K, 24K, 15 Mile snowshoe start line will be at the NTN County Road 510 Trailhead
  • The 12K start line will be the NTN Forestville Trailhead
  • The 50K, 24K, 15 Mile snowshoe, and 12K events will all finish at the NTN Forestville Trailhead
  • Buses will return participants from the Forestville finish line to the Superior Dome – all services still available at the Dome
  • Busing to a participants respective start line is mandatory – there is no participant or spectator parking available at the 510 start line or at Forestville
  • Spectators are encouraged to visit the finish line at Forestville but MUST ride a bus as there is no parking available except for volunteers, race officials, busses, and emergency personnel
  • Wave schedules remain unchanged – skiers should remain in the wave originally assigned and as printed on their race bib
  • Awards remain unchanged despite everyone skiing the same course – skiers are still competing against each other within their originally scheduled event and within their respective waves – please reference the award section of the race bulletin for more information on award and age group categories
  • Please reference the race bulletin for complete information



Relay skier bibs will specify “relay race wave 2” but will not specify classic or freestyle.  Check-in instructions follow the same format as the 50K (Full Noque) and 24K (Half Noque) participants.  Relay skiers will want to remember to stop by the hat table to collect the covered Swix Noque ski hat!

Return Bussing
The classic skier will finish at the CR510 aid station which is also the start of the 24K Half Noque. Return bussing will be available via the busses dropping off skiers for the 24K and there is a warming bus available. Please reference final bussing schedule for specific departure times.

There is no parking available at the 24K start – skiers must take the bus to the start line. Spectators are allowed but any vehicles will need to park along side the road, to the south of the start area, and follow all guidelines by race officials, police, and medical personnel. 4 wheel drive vehicles only are recommended. Busing from the finish line at Forestville will take participants back to the Superior Dome.

There are three award divisions – Overall Male, Overall Female, and Mixed.

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