Full Noquemanon Ski Marathon

Full Noque – 2024 distance: 23K

Below is a summary of the changes:

  • The 50K has been shortened to a distance of 23K
  • The 50K and 24K will ski the same course (total distance of 23K)
  • The 50K, 24K, 15 Mile snowshoe start line will be at the NTN County Road 510 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


$75 through September 30
$90 through October 31
$95 through November 30
$100 through December 31
$105 through January 25th
$120 on January 27th

24 and under get the $25 discount when signing up online

Self Seeding Wave Assignments
Registrants in the 50K will self select waves using prior Noquemanon results, up until the wave fills, when registering on-line. Race officials reserve the right to set self assigning limits at any time. While final wave placement will be subject to verification and race director discretion we strongly recommend early registration. New skiers to the Noque who wish to begin in Elite wave 1 must petition for wave 1 placement when registering on-line. If the wave you want is full when you go to register you must petition in on the registration site.

3 options will be provided while registering:

1) I will provide past Noque or other qualifying race results
2) I am a new Noquemanon skier
3) I would like to petition for a wave upgrade

50K Classic
Wave 1 is the elite wave with the top 50 skiers from 2023 along with the top times that were 40% back from 2023’s winning time. Wave 2 will be for times that fell outside of those qualifying for Wave 1.
50K Freestyle
Wave 1 is the elite wave with the top times that were 25% back from 2023’s winning time. Wave 2 will be for times that were 45% back from 2023’s winning time. Wave 3 will be for times that fell outside of those qualifying for Wave 2. Slower skiers and those less confident of their technical abilities should choose Wave 3.

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, or choose not, to participate and you may not give or sell your number to anyone else. If any event is shortened or cancelled you will not receive a refund as our event serves as a fundraiser for the Noquemanon Trail Network and there are significant upfront costs associated with preparing the event even if late cancellation needs to occur. All fees are in U.S. dollars.

All participants must sign a release and indemnity agreement when completing on-line registration.

Professional timing services for the Noque are provided by Superior Timing.

Virtual Noque
The virtual event (50K) is to be held January 27th – February 3rd, 2024 but in a skiers own separate location. Pricing cutoffs above apply. In-person Noquemanon courses will be closed to virtual participants on January 27th 2024. Virtual participants should register with enough time for the mailing of a racer packet if they would like to have their packet received prior to completing their ski. Packets will contain a bib and hat.

Virtual registration will count as a completed Noquemanon but the time will not be considered for wave placement in future Noquemanon Ski Marathon events. Virtual Participants are not eligible for age group or overall awards.

Complete your ski between January 27th and February 3rd and upload results HERE by end of day February 4th.

Packet pickup
Race packets will contain a bib, race information, and other sponsor informational items. Virtual participants will have a packet mailed to their listed address.  The highly coveted Noque ski hat (for 50K and 24K participants) will need to be picked up at the hat table!Pick up occurs on Friday evening in the NMU Superior Dome from 5pm to 10pm (eastern).  Saturday morning pick up is also available starting at 6am however we strongly advise participants check in on Friday evening if possible.

Awards and Age Groups
Only Wave 1 skiers are eligible for Overall Awards in the 50K Classic and Freestyle.

Cash prizes only available in 50K Classic. Top prizes (men’s and women’s division) are $1,000 first place, $500 second place, and $250 third place.

Engraved Noquemanon Moen cowbells will be presented to the top three finishers in each age category.  Separate categories for women and men are divided as follows:  15 and under, 16-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.  Overall top three winners will not be eligible for the age category prizes.

10, 15, 20, and 25 Year Gifts
Awards will be presented to skiers that have participated in 10 and 15 editions of the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. Please contact registration at registration@noquemanon.com to identify yourself as a 10 or 15 year skiers in order to receive your award.

Skiers who have skied in all editions of the Noquemanon Ski Marathon will be issued a special Founder bib.

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