Noque 12K

Please reference the “General Information” page and the race bulletin for complete 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 adjusted course finish for 2024 will also be at the Forestville Trailhead.

Below is a summary of the changes for this year due to low snow conditions:

  • The 50K has been shortened to a distance of 23K
  • The 24K has been shortened to a distance of 23K
  • The 15 Mile snowshoe will follow the same adjusted 23K distance course as the skiers (as in normal years)
  • The 50K and 24K will ski the same course (total distance of 23K)
  • The 12K has been shortened to a distance of 10K
  • The 12K will merge shortly after their start onto the primary 23K course
  • The 50K, 24K, 15 Mile snowshoe start line will be at the NTN County Road 510 Trailhead
  • The 12K start line will be the NTN Forestville Trailhead
  • The 50K, 24K, 15 Mile snowshoe, and 12K events will all finish at the NTN Forestville Trailhead
  • Buses will return participants from the Forestville finish line to the Superior Dome – all services still available at the Dome
  • Busing to a participants respective start line is mandatory – there is no participant or spectator parking available at the 510 start line or at Forestville
  • Spectators are encouraged to visit the finish line at Forestville but MUST ride a bus as there is no parking available except for volunteers, race officials, busses, and emergency personnel
  • Wave schedules remain unchanged – skiers should remain in the wave originally assigned and as printed on their race bib
  • Awards remain unchanged despite everyone skiing the same course – skiers are still competing against each other within their originally scheduled event and within their respective waves – please reference the award section of the race bulletin for more information on award and age group categories
  • Please reference the race bulletin for complete information

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 in the Superior Dome however we strongly advise participants check in on Friday evening if possible. THERE IS NO PACKET PICKUP AT FORESTVILLE.

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.  Busing to the 12K start line is mandatory for participants and busing from the finish line back to the Superior Dome will also be mandatory. No participant or spectator parking will be available at Forestville – the limited parking available will be for volunteers, race officials, and emergency personnel.  Spectators are encourage however to head out the finish line using the busses!

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.

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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