Noque 12K

Please reference the “General Information” page for additional event details.

Check back here regularly for more details as they become available.

Not quite ready to tackle the 24K or 50K? The 12K is a great introduction to the challenge of the Noquemanon or for novice skiers that want to participate in a larger ski event. Skiers will begin at the Forestville Trailhead and after a few kilometers of skiing, the 12K course will join the main Noquemanon course and finish at the same finish line as the full and half marathon – the Superior Dome!

The 12K course includes varied terrain – hills, descents, and flat sections. The first half of the course will contain a majority of the hills and flatten out in the last half of the course. The most challenging sections for novice skiers would include a few fast descents in the first half.

Wave Assignments
Men and Women begin together in the same wave. 1 wave will be for Classic skiers and 1 wave will be for Freestyle skiers. Please reference the schedule page for start times. Start times will also be published in the skier bulletin which will be available at the Expo/packet pickup.

Packet pickup/check in
Race packets will contain a bib, race information, and other sponsor informational items.  A special participant gift for 12K skiers will need to be picked up at the hat table!

Pick up occurs on Friday evening in the NMU Superior Dome from 5pm to 10pm (eastern).  Saturday morning pick up is also available starting at 6am however we strongly advise participants check in on Friday evening if possible.

Busing is available to the start of the 12K at Forestville and is strongly encouraged as there is no return busing – check the final busing schedule for complete details on departure times to the start line. Participants may be dropped off by a friend or family member and parking is available for spectators. Please note that Forestville is also a strategic extraction point for emergency personnel – follow all parking signs and instructions from race organizers, aid station volunteers, and emergency personnel.

Bag Drop
Skiers will be able to leave their tagged bags (with bib # written on the tag) with the Bag Drop at Forestville and your items will be meet you at the pick up zone inside the Superior dome.

Packet Pickup
Race packets will contain promotional items.  12K participants are not eligible for the Noque hat but will be provided with their own special gift.

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.

Awards and Age Groups
Bells go to the top three finishers in each age group for both Classic and Freestyle techniques in both Male and Female categories as follows: 14 and under, 15-18, 19-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75+

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