Noquemanon Sponsors

General Race Information

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 

Fee Schedule

50K, 24K & 15 Mile Events (Saturday)

$70 by April 30, 2018
$75 by August 31, 2018
$80 by September 30,2018
$85 by October 31, 2018
$90 by November 30,2018
$95 by December 31, 2018
$100 by January 24, 2019
$110 on January 26, 2019

12K (Saturday)

$35 by August 31, 2018
$40 by December 31, 2018
$45 by January 1, 2019 to Race Day

Adaptive/Sit Ski

$5 by January 27, 2019

“Wild Side of the Noque” (Sunday)

Fee schedule below for the following events: 20k Snow Bike, 5K Snowshoe, 10K Snowshoe, & 8.5K Skijor 1 dog, 8.5K Skijor 2 dog

$35 by August 31, 2018
$40 by December 31, 2018
$45 by January 1, 2019 to Race Day

 

Ski Expo & Bag 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 some of our event sponsors.

Timing by Superior Timing

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 allow families 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.

In addition to “text messaging”, race results can be followed live by going to www.superiortiming.com or www.noquemanon.com.

TEXT Messaging Available

If you want to receive text messages of your racers locations as they cross certain points, sign up for free here:)

The text messaging site is live. Note, if you reply to a text message you receive from our system, the racer and/or the organizers of the race will not receive it. Make sure you have your loved one’s contact info should you wish to contact them after they finish!

http://live.superiortiming.com/

Clothing Drop & Shuttle (Saturday events only)
We provide racers with industrial tags that have the individuals racer number. Racers will need to bring their own backpack and affix the tag to the backpack. Skiers are responsible for getting their bags into the bag-drop trucks next to each start area – trucks will be marked. Bags will then be taken from the start areas inside the Dome where they can be claimed following the race using the number on the race bib. Race officials are not responsible for lost or stolen property.

Discounts
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) in the 15 mile Snowshoe or skiing the 24K or 50K race.   12K discount for high school teams is $20 paid two weeks before race date and $25 if paid on week of race.

Food and First Aid Stations

Noquemanon Ski Marathon – Eight aid stations are located approximately every 6-7K throughout the course. They will contain Hammer HEED Energy Drink and water, oranges and/or bananas (or other available food items). The 24K 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. Many of our volunteers and service clubs have been working with the Noque for many years.

Half Noque –  Three aid stations are available for the 24K skiers. There is also one aid station at the finish line and another inside the Superior Dome. The aid stations will contain Hammer HEED and water, oranges and/or bananas (or other available food items). All aid stations are manned by local volunteers and service club members. Please thank them as you pass by. Many of our volunteers and service clubs have been working with the Noque for many years.

Friday Night – Eastside Restaurant Association

Local Marquette Restaurants will be offering pasta specials.  More information will be available at the Friday Expo/bag pick up.

Noquemanon Merchandise
Merchandise will be available at the Ski Expo and at the Awards Ceremony at the Superior Dome.

Babysitting
TBD at this time.

Photographer
Marquette photographer Andy Gregg will be at the finish line snapping photos. You can purchase them through his web site.  Gregg has been published in regional and national publications. 2018 finish line photos can be found at by clicking here.

www.marquettephoto.com

 Noquemanon Ski Marathon 50K race (start located in Ishpeming): Birchview School (in Ishpeming) will be open in the morning as a place to keep warm. The school is right outside of the starting area. The start location of the race is a 30 minute bus ride from the Dome, so we recommend you take a bus no later than one hour prior to the start of your race. Buses will leave the Dome approximately every 15-20 minutes starting at 7:00 am. Skiers doing the classic marathon are strongly encouraged to take one of the first buses, leaving at either 7:00 am or 7:15 am. Do not wait for the last bus.  NOTE: Timing chips are adhered to your race bib with foam tape. Do not remove the tape.  A complete bus schedule will be available at the Friday ski expo/bag pick up.

Half Marathon (located off of CR 510): Warming buses will be available at the start. There is no parking available at the start of the half marathon. Busing is your ONLY option unless you have arranged a ride. There will be no buses returning to the 510 start line 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.  NOTE: Timing chips are adhered to your race bib with foam tape. Do not remove the tape. Please reference the complete bus schedule available at the Friday ski expo/bag pick up.

Noque 12K: There will be two buses going to the Noquemanon Trail Network Trail Head at Forestville, one leaving at approximately 8:20 am and another at approximately 9:00 am. If there are poor road conditions buses may drop racers at the bottom of the hill by the stop sign prior to the drive to the trail head facility, approximately a ¼ mile walk. The trail head facility will be open as a warming house, so bring all of your belongins. There will be no transportation provided 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 are adhered to your race bib with foam tape. Do not remove the tape. Please reference the complete bus schedule available at the Friday ski expo/bag pick up.

Return Buses: A bus will run on the hour from the Dome to our sponsor hotels and then to Birchview School (Ishpeming) to shuttle racers back to the start of full marathon. The last run will be approximately 5:00 pm. There is no transportation back to the start of the ½ marathon or to start of the 12K at Forestville. Please reference the complete bus schedule available at the Friday ski expo/bag pick up.

The Ski Race Busing coordinator is Carol Steinhaus. She will be available at the Dome after 6:45 am. She will try to make sure everyone gets to where they need to go, but please remember she is a volunteer. Treat her kindly and with the respect she deserves.

SUNDAY EVENTS:  All Sunday events start and end at the Forestville Trailhead.

 Awards Ceremony
The Noquemanon Ski Marathon, Half Noque, 15 Mile Snowshoe, and 12K Noque ceremony will be held at the Superior Dome at 5:00 pm.  NMU will be providing a bar with local Blackrocks Brewery Beer.  Check out the 51K IPA the official beer of the Noquemanon!

Travel Information
Marquette is served by two airlines through Sawyer International Airport. They are American Airlines and Delta Airlines. Sawyer is approximately 20 miles from downtown Marquette and 30 miles to Ishpeming.

Registration

Online registration ends at midnight ET on  Wednesday, January 23rd, 2018.    Change of events: if slots are available requests to change races are handled by the Registration chief.  Email  registration@noquemanon.com.

Non Refundable/Non-Transferable

All entry fees are non-refundable – no exceptions. 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 cannot give or sell your number to anyone else. If any event is shortened or cancelled you will not receive a refund.  All fee are in U.S. dollars.

All participants must sign a release and indemnity agreement when picking up their race packets.

Registration/Race Packet Pick-up
Race registration and bib pick-up will be from 5:00 pm until 10 pm on Friday, January 25th at the NMU Superior Dome . Same day racer packet pick-up is available upon request – if required please email registration@noquemanon.com. Race packets contain many extras including the coveted Noque Swix hats, sponsor goodies and coupons.

Race confirmation 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.

 

 
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