Noquemanon Sponsors

24K Half Noque

 

Half Noque – 2021 distance: approximately 22K.
Please reference the “General Information” page for additional event details.

$70 through August 31
$80 through September 30
$85 through October 31
$90 through November 30
$95 through December 31
$100 through January 20th (Registration closes 12 Noon EST on January 20th)

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

Change of Events
Requests to change races are handled by the Race Administrator by sending an E-mail to registration@noquemanon.com prior to January 20th.  We cannot accommodate changes after January 20th.  The Half Noque is capped at 180 skiers this year and waves are capped at 30 skiers.  Changes requested before the registration deadline will only be accommodated if there are spaces available.  The race committee reserves the right to move participants in and out of waves as needed.

Non-Refundable/Non-Transferable
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.

Preferred Start Positions
Wave 1 is the elite wave with the top 30 skiers from 2020 along with skiers that submit a qualifying Noque finishing time (or event of similar distance).  Registrants will be able to provide prior finishing times while registering for their event on-line.  All skiers who wish to be in elite wave 1 must petition in while completing on-line registration or by contacting the registration coordinator by e-mail at registration@noquemanon.com.  Please visit the results page to view previous years results.  Final wave placement is subject to verification and race director discretion – the race committee reserves the right to move participants in and out of waves as needed.

Registrants selecting other waves will be allowed to self select their wave until the wave fills or registration closes, whichever occurs first.  Waves are capped at 30 people this year to reduce the number of skiers on the course and in the start corral.

Due to the race cap of 180 total skiers, and wave sizes limited to 30 skiers early registration is strongly recommended.  Final wave placement is subject to verification and race director discretion in all cases.  Please contact the registration coordinator via email at registration@noquemanon.com with questions.

Start and Finish Line
The Half Noque will start and finish at the NTN Forestville Trailhead.  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.

Parking and 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 likely 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 at all times and masks required when within 6 feet of another person.  We additionally strongly encourage skiers to either be dropped off by a friend or family member or utilize bussing from the bus staging area to and from Forestville.  More details will be provided on the bus staging area location.  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.  Please help us reserve our very limited parking for skiers trying to make their start times and limiting the number of people gathering in the Forestville Trailhead start and finish area.

Timing
Professional timing services are provided by Superior Timing using chip timing.

Wave Placement & Start Times (check back often as updates and changes to start times may occur)

Half Noque –  Classic

The Half Noque Classic will include 6 waves of 30 skiers and the event will be contested over two different days.  Saturday January 23rd will be Classic only waves and is when elite wave 1 will occur.  Two additional Half Noque Classic waves will occur on Sunday January 24th during a mixed wave day.  There is a total race cap of 180 skiers in the Half Noque Classic in 2021.  New skiers to the Noquemanon who wish to begin in elite wave 1 must always petition for wave 1 placement.  Registrants looking to ski in waves 2 – 6 will be able to self select a wave up until the wave is full.  Final wave placement is subject to verification and race director discretion.

Classic wave schedule:
Saturday January 23rd
1:00 pm: Half Noque Classic Wave 1 (Elite Wave)  (Location: NTN Forestville Trailhead)
1:05 pm: Half Noque Classic Wave 2  (Location: NTN Forestville Trailhead)
1:10 am: Half Noque Classic Wave 3  (Location: NTN Forestville Trailhead)
1:15 am: Half Noque Classic Wave 4  (Location: NTN Forestville Trailhead)
Sunday January 24th
1:00 pm: Half Noque Classic Wave 5  (Location: NTN Forestville Trailhead)
1:05 pm: Half Noque Classic Wave 6  (Location: NTN Forestville Trailhead)

Half Noque – Freestyle

The Half Noque Freestyle will include 6 waves of 30 skiers and the event will be contested over two different days.  Friday January 22nd will be Freestyle only waves and is when elite wave 1 will occur.  Two additional Half Noque Freestyle waves will occur on Sunday January 24th during a mixed wave day.  There is a total race cap of 180 skiers in the Half Noque Freestyle in 2021.  New skiers to the Noquemanon who wish to begin in elite wave 1 must always petition for wave 1 placement.  Registrants looking to ski in waves 2 – 6 will be able to self select a wave up until the wave is full.  Final wave placement is subject to verification and race director discretion.

Freestyle wave schedule:
Friday January 22nd
1:00 pm: Half Noque Freestyle Wave 1 (Elite Wave)  (Location: NTN Forestville Trailhead)
1:05 pm: Half Noque Freestyle Wave 2  (Location: NTN Forestville Trailhead)
1:10 pm: Half Noque Freestyle Wave 3  (Location: NTN Forestville Trailhead)
1:15 pm: Half Noque Freestyle Wave 4  (Location: NTN Forestville Trailhead)
Sunday January 24th
1:10 pm: Half Noque Freestyle Wave 5  (Location: NTN Forestville Trailhead)
1:15 pm: Half Noque Freestyle Wave 6  (Location: NTN Forestville Trailhead)

Virtual Noque

A un-capped virtual option will be available for Full and Half Noque participants that cannot, or choose not, to attend this years event in person.  Complete your ski on your own time and at a location that works for you.  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 and cannot ski the course when in-person waves are occurring.  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.

Half Noquemanon Ski Marathon Prizes
The top 3 finishers of the Half Noquemanon in both Classic and Freestyle will receive Moen cowbells.  Only skiers in elite wave 1 are eligible for overall awards.

Age Group Awards
Age group awards will be available this year and will be calculated out of the total of all 6 waves across the 3 days of the Noquemanon.  Participants will be placed into appropriate age groups based on your age on race day. 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+

 
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