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General Race Information

Race Registration
Registration can be done online on the registration page 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 

Fee Schedule

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 21
  • $110 by January 23

Fee schedule below for the following events:  12K Ski Freestyle & Classic

  • $30 by December 31
  • $35 by January 21
  • $40 by January 23

Sunday Events

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 21
  • $40 by January 23

 

Ski Expo & Bag Pick Up
A Ski Expo will be held during registration and bib pick-up hours on Friday, January 23th 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 afford family 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 23rd.

In addition to “text messaging”, we may want to add that the “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
We are no longer providing bags for the bag drop. Instead, we are providing industrial tags with your number. So bring your own backpack in 2015. 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
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 – Superior Dome
NMU’s Conference & Catering Service Department, Simply Superior will be providing this years ‘Friday Night Pasta Feed’. Join us Friday, January, 23, 2014, in the Superior Dome from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Adults: $12.50 (includes tax) – Children (under 10): $7.75 (includes tax). Cash Bar – Time TBD

Buffet Menu:

  • Tossed Salad with Dressing
  • Penne Pasta
  • Bolognese (Meat) Sauce
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Italian Green & Yellow Bean Medley
  • Garlic Bread
  • Assorted Cookies/Brownies
  • Lemonade
  • Iced Tea
  • Ice Water

Noquemanon Merchandise
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.

Babysitting
Available at the Superior Dome on race day by advance arrangements. Email mail Race Administrator at info@noquemanon.com for details.

Parking/Busing
MGH 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 until 9:00.  Skiers doing the classic marathon are strongly encouraged to take one of the first two buses, leaving at either 7:00 or 7:15.  NOTE: Timing chips will be handed out at the start of the 50km race inside Birchview School.  So, you may want to get to your start a bit earlier than normal.

Mbank Half Marathon (located off of CR 510) 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 until approximately 12:00.   NOTE: Timing chips will be handed out at the start of the 25km race.

Forestville race starts:  There will be two buses going to the Noquemanon Trail Network Trail Head at Forestville, one leaving at approximately 8:20 and another at approximately 9:00.  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 will be handed out at the start of the 12km/10km race inside the FV Pole barn.

Return buses:  Starting at 1:00PM  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.

Sunday Events –  There is no busing to the start of the Sunday events at the 501 Plum Creek Trailhead  However, beginning at Noon, there will be a van shuttle from the finish line to 510 Trailhead 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.

Photographer
Marquette photographer Andy Gregg will be on the trail snapping photos. You can purchase them through his web sitehttp://www.marquettephoto.com/noquemanon_photos.html Gregg has been published in regional and national publications.

NEW THIS YEAR! Awards Ceremony
The Noquemanon Ski Marathon, mBank Half Noque & 15 Mile Snowshoe,12k Noque ceremony will be held at the Superior Dome at 4:30 pm.

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.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT

 

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  

info@noquemanon.com for email confirmations

866-370-RACE

* cut off online registration – Wednesday, January 21 at 6 pm ET.  Change of events: if slots are available requests to change races are handled by the Race Administrator. Email info@noquemanon.com or call 866-370-RACE prior to January 22. Changes after the 21nd will be accommodated at Forestville Jan. 23, with a $5 change request fee. NO changes on Thursday, Jan. 23rd 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.

Registration/Race Packet Pick-up
Race registration and bib pick-up will be from 5:30 pm until 10 pm on Friday, January 23 at Forestville. Same day racer packet pick-up is available upon request, please email at info@noquemanon.com. 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.

 

 
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