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General Race Information

Please read all information below and then visit individual event pages for more event details

Full Noque, Half Noque, and Virtual Noque Fee Schedule

  • $70 through August 31
  • $80 through September 30
  • $85 through October 31
  • $90 through November 30
  • $95 through December 31
  • $100 through 12 Noon (EST) January 20th, 2021 (on line registration ends 12 Noon January 20th)

12K

  • $35 through August 31
  • $40 through December 31
  • $45 January 1st, 2021 through January 20th, 2021 (registration ends 12 Noon Jan 20th)

Adaptive/Sit Ski

  • $10 through January 20, 2021

 10K/5K Snowshoe, 1 & 2 Dog Skijour

  • $35 through August 31
  • $40 through December 31
  • $45 January 1, 2021 to Race Day

Junior Noque

  • $7 through January 20th (registration ends 12 Noon Jan 20th)

Going Contactless
All aspects of the Noquemanon weekend will be “contactless” in order to eliminate as many touch points as possible.

Face Coverings and Social Distancing
Face coverings will be required at all times while not in “in your race” as well as anytime you are within 6 ft of another individual.  This information goes for participants as well as any spectators.

Warming Facilities
Due to safety concerns no warming facilities will be available at any event.  Participants should be prepared to use their own vehicles for warming purposes.  The building at the NTN Forestville Trailhead will be closed to the public and only available to on site medical personnel per state Health Department requirements for maximum indoor occupancy.  No public buildings will be available at Al Quaal Recreation Area.

Spectators
Due to safety and space concerns we strongly advise against spectators at the NTN Forestville Trailhead for the entirety of the event weekend.  Parking at the NTN Forestville Trailhead is extremely limited and there are only enough parking spots for 1 vehicle per skier.  For this reason, only one vehicle per participant will be allowed to park at the trailhead and any vehicles that do not have a participant will be turned away by our parking attendants.  Any family members or friends spectating will be required to car pool with the participant.  Social distancing will be required and masks required when within 6 feet of another person.  We additionally strongly encourage skiers to utilize bussing to and from a staging area to Forestville.  Skiing to the Forestville Trailhead from the NTN Tourist Park trailhead is also encouraged (it’s mostly uphill so it will be a great warmup!). This is not a year, unfortunately, for spectators in the Full and Half Noque.

Spectators should find ample parking for events occurring at Al Quaal Recration area for events taking place at that location (ie Adaptive, 12K, Junior Noque, 5K/10K Snowshoe, Skijour)

Bussing
Limited bussing will be available to the Forestville Trailhead for Full and Half Noque participants in order to reduce vehicles parking at the trailhead.  Loading procedures will be in place and buses will have only partial capacity.  One participant per seat in every other seat, or one family unit per seat in every other seat.

More information will be made available soon. Continue to check the race website and the Noquemanon Ski Marathon Facebook page for more information.

Notice of Cancellation
If a decision is made to cancel the event (health and safety, weather/snow conditions, any other reason) it will likely be made one week prior to the event date, but there are several factors that may impact the timing of any decision to cancel.  The Noquemanon Ski Marathon does not offer refunds or deferrals to the following year.  If the Noquemanon needs to cancel, all Full Noque and Half Noque participants will be considered active participants in the Virtual Noque.

Events Not Held in 2021
The Race Committee is committed to the health and safety of all participants.  Many adjustments have been made in order to help participants be confident the Noquemanon is going to be a safe event.  Because of several of these logistical changes there are some events that will not be held in 2021.  Events that will not be held are the 50K Noque Classic Tour, Full Noque Relay, 24K/15 Mile Snowshoe, and Snowbike events.  See individual event pages for more details on all events.

Virtual Noque
A Full Noque and Half Noque virtual option is available in 2021!  Full and Half Noque participants that cannot, or choose not, to attend in person should take advantage of this option.  The virtual option will count towards Founder and Legacy status.  Because of the need to manage event sizes, registrants will not be allowed to change from the Virtual option to the in-person option. Virtual participants will not be eligible for overall or age group awards, however, all virtual registrants will receive their official Swix Noque hat and be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes.  If the Noquemanon needs to cancel, all Full Noque and Half Noque participants will automatically be considered active participants in the Virtual Noque.

Race Participant Caps
In an effort to reduce the number of people in start areas as well as on race courses, race caps are in effect this year and are as follows:

Virtual Noque (Full and Half Noque) = No cap
Full Noque Classic = 180 (6 waves of 30 skiers)
Full Noque Freestyle = 180 (6 waves of 30 skiers)
Half Noque Classic = 180 (6 waves of 30 skiers)
Half Noque Freestyle = 180 (6 waves of 30 skiers)
12K Classic = No cap at this time
12K Freestyle = No cap at this time
5K Classic = No cap at this time
3K Classic = No cap at this time
1K Classic = No cap at this time

Ski Expo & Race Packet Pick Up
Due to safety concerns with large gatherings there will be no expo and a contactless race packet pickup will be used.  More details on race packet distribution will be made available.

Timing by Superior Timing
Timing at the Noquemanon Ski Marathon is provided by the experts at Superior Timing.  Race results can be followed live by going to www.superiortiming.com

Skier’s families/friends in the Full and Half Noque will be able to sign up on-line to register for text message updates.  This will allow families to have an approximate idea of when a participant will finish.  Standard SMS Text Message Rates will apply.  This is a free service provided by Superior Timing.  While alerts are sent moments after the participant crosses a timing checkpoint, we can make no guarantees for the timeliness of the message due to the nature of text messaging systems.

Clothing Drop
In an effort to remain contactless, the 2021 Noquemanon Ski Marathon will be mainly self supported.  No bag drop will be available this year.  Participants will need to use their own personal vehicles for storing spare clothing and equipment.

Discounts
A $25 discount is offered to all youth (ages 24 and under) skiing the Full or Half Noque.   12K discount for high school teams is $20 paid two weeks before race date and $25 if paid on week of race.


Aid Stations
The Full and Half Noque will have contactless aid stations with individual water bottles and pre packaged energy.  Participants in all events should be prepared to be primarily self supported this year in order to eliminate close contact with others.

Noquemanon Merchandise
Merchandise will be available for purchase on-line before, during, and after the Noquemanon! Check back here later for more information.

Photography and Video
Marquette photographer Andy Gregg will be at the finish line taking photos. You can purchase them through his web site.  Andy has been published in regional and national publications. A gallery of Noquemanon photos can be found by clicking here.  Visit MQT Photo for other gallery here: www.marquettephoto.com  Video content is provided by Nick Jensen at FloLine Media. Visit FloLine on Vimeo HERE

Full Noque
The start and finish line of the 2021 Full Noquemanon Ski Marathon will be located at the Noquemanon Trail Network Forestville Trailhead.  The event will take place over 3 days in small waves of 30 skiers in order to limit the number of skiers on the course.  The Full Noque Classic will be capped at 180 skiers and the Full Noque Freestyle will be capped at 180 skiers.  Wave 1 is the elite wave.  Friday January 22nd will have Freestyle-only waves, Saturday January 23rd will have Classic-only waves, and Sunday January 24th will have a mix of Classic and Freestyle waves.
Due to safety concerns of people gathering indoors there will be no warming tent or facility available at the Forestville Trailhead.  Skiers should plan to use their own personal vehicle for warming and storage of personal items.  Portable toilets will be available on site.

Half Noque
The start and finish line of the 2021 Half Noquemanon Ski Marathon will be located at the Noquemanon Trail Network Forestville Trailhead.  The event will take place over 3 days in small waves of 30 skiers in order to limit the number of skiers on the course.  The Full Noque Classic will be capped at 180 skiers and the Full Noque Freestyle will be capped at 180 skiers.  Wave 1 is the elite wave.  Friday January 22nd will have Freestyle-only waves, Saturday January 23rd will have Classic-only waves, and Sunday January 24th will have a mix of Classic and Freestyle waves.

Due to safety concerns of people gathering indoors there will be no warming tent or facility available at the Forestville Trailhead.  Skiers should plan to use their own personal vehicle for warming and storage of personal items.  Portable toilets will be available on site.

Noque 12K
The start and finish line of the 2021 12K will be located at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.  The event will consist of small waves of 30 skiers in order to limit the number of skiers on the course and in the starting area.  There is no race cap at this time – waves can be added if needed.Due to safety concerns of people gathering indoors there will be no warming tent or facility available at Al Quaal Recreation Area.  Skiers should plan to use their own personal vehicle for warming and storage of personal items.  Portable toilets will be available on site.

 

Awards Ceremony
Due to safety concerns with large gatherings no awards ceremonies will be held this year.  A brief outdoor podium photo will take place for overall winners in the elite Full Noque and Half Noque waves.  Only skiers in elite wave 1 are eligible for overall awards.  Age group awards will be given based on times taken across all three days of racing.  Virtual race participants are not eligible for overall or age group awards but will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win great prizes.  Cash prizes for 1st-3rd place male and female in the Full Noque Classic race only (our premiere event).

 

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. Visit Travel Marquette for more travel information HERE.

 

Registration
Registration will close at 12 Noon EST on Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 and is only on-line this year.  There is no day of registration in 2021.  Race confirmation can be done by checking the start list located on the registration page.  Change of events is only available to waves that are not full and are not guaranteed.  Requests to change races are handled by the Registration chief by sending an E-mail to registration@noquemanon.com.  The race committee reserves the right to move participants to different waves if needed.

 

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 registering on-line.

 
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