General Race Information
Registration can be done online at no cost to the racer.
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, 15 Mile Snowshoe
- $70 by September 30
- $80 by November 30
- $90 by December 31
- $100 by January 20
- $110 by January 22
Fee schedule below for the following events: 12K Ski Freestyle & Classic
- $30 by December 31
- $35 by January 20
- $40 by January 22
Fee schedule below for the following events: 20K Snow Bike Events, 10K Snowshoe, & 14K Skijor 1 dog, 14K Skijor 2 dog
- $30 by December 31
- $35 by January 20
- $40 by January 22
Ski Expo & Bag Pick Up
A Ski Expo will be held during registration and bib pick-up hours on Friday, January 22nd at the Superior Dome. The expo showcases 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 22nd.
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!
Clothing Drop & Shuttle
We are no longer providing bags for the bag drop. Instead, we are providing industrial tags with your number. Please bring your own backpack in 2016. 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. 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 – 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 -Eastside Restaurant Association
Local Marquette Restaurants will be offering pasta specials in the $7 -$10 range. You can find them at https://downtownmarquette.org/
Merchandise will be available at the Down Wind Sports booth at the Ski Expo and at the Awards Ceremony at the Superior Dome. Down Wind Sports is the official provider of all Noquemanon ski merchandise.
Available at the Superior Dome on race day by advance arrangements. Email Race Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org of call our office at (906)235-6861 for details.
Marquette photographer Andy Gregg will be on the trail snapping photos. You can purchase them through his web site. Gregg has been published in regional and national publications. 2015 photos direct link is
UPHS 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. Buses will leave the Dome approximately every 15-20 minutes starting at 7:00 am until 9:00 am. Skiers doing the classic marathon are strongly encouraged to take one of the first two buses, leaving at either 7:00 am or 7:15 am. The last bus for this race leaves at 9:00 am. NOTE: Timing chips are adhered to your race bib with foam tape. Do not remove the tape.
mBank Half Marathon (located off of CR 510): Warming buses are available at the start. 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 am until approximately 11:55 am. The last bus for this race leaves at 11;55 pm. NOTE: Timing chips are adhered to your race bib with foam tape. Do not remove the tape.
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. 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 are adhered to your race bib with foam tape. Do not remove the tape.
Return Buses: Starting at 1:00 pm, 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. There is no transportation back to the start of the ½ marathon or to start of the 12k ski race at Forestville.
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: Sunday events start and end at the Forestville Trailhead.
The Noquemanon Ski Marathon, mBank Half Noque & 15 Mile Snowshoe,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.
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.
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
* cut off online registration – Wednesday, January 20 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 20.
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 picking 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 22nd at Forestville. 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 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.