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Snowshoe 15 Mile (Saturday) & 10K and 5K (Sunday)

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Enter a race where waxing is not a worry, and it is not the quality of your skis that matters, rather the strength of your legs. Pass skiers on the uphills, and watch them tumble head over heels on the way down. Snowshoe the beautifully rugged Noquemanon trail.

Snowshoe 15 Mile
The Noquemanon Snowshoe 15 Mile is a point to point snowshoe race utilizing the last 15 miles of the Noque trail. Snowshoers begin along County Road 510 between Negaunee and Marquette (start line of the 24K Half Noque). this is six miles north of U.S. Hwy 41. The start begins at 1:10pm (start time subject to change – please reference race packet provided at the Friday night ski expo/bag pick up). Runners end at the Noque finish line at the “Log Yard” which is the same finish line as the Full 50K and Half 24K Noque ski marathon. All runners must be bused to the start line since there is very limited parking. Buses will remain at the start line for warmth. The elevation at this area is approximately 1600 feet. The ending elevation is approximately 700 feet. There are three aid stations along the way approximately every 3 miles. All aid stations have water and Hammer HEED energy drink. Busing will be available at the finish line on regular intervals to go to the Superior Dome (approximately 5-6 minute bus ride) and a warming area will be provided at the finish as well. The last aid station with warm food and drink will be inside the Dome. There will be a valet where you can keep your snowshoes while visiting with other racers, taking advantage of the shower facilities (bring a fresh change of clothes in your backpack), get a massage, and get refreshments.

Saturday Event: 15 Mile Snowshoe

  • $70 by April 30, 2018
  • $75 by August 31, 2018
  • $80 by September 30,2018
  • $85 by October 31, 2018
  • $90 by November 30,2018
  • $95 by December 31, 2018
  • $100 by January 24, 2019
  • $110 on January 26, 2019

 

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Snowshoe 10K 
10K Snowshoe will be held on Sunday, January 27th.  Race time 10:10 am.

Sunday Event: 10K Snowshoe

  • $35 by August 31, 2018
  • $40 by December 31, 2018
  • $45 by January 1, 2019 to Race Day

The Wild Side of the Noque snowshoe event is a 10K out and back starting on a fast downhill groomed ski & snowbike trail. You’re in the woods on a winding trail with scenic switch-backs along the Dead River.  The up-hill return is over a small section of ungroomed (could be fresh powder) trail before returning to the groomed trail back to the Forestville Trail Head.

Snowshoe 5K 
5K Snowshoe will be held on Sunday, January 27th.  Race time 10:10AM.

Sunday Event: 5K Snowshoe

  • $35 by August 31, 2018
  • $40 by December 31, 2018
  • $45 by January 1, 2019 to Race Day

The 5k Snowshoe Event  Race it ,walk it or just get out on snowshoes to see what you are capable of or this self -propelled trek DOWN a packed ski trail for approximately 1.5 miles to a beautiful  little Lake and return back UP to the  Forestville Start/FINISH  area on  the same course .Awards for First Female & Male as well as FIRST in age group

SUNDAY EVENTS:  There is no busing to the start of the Sunday events at Forestville.

Registration for all Saturday races closes on Friday night at the Superior Dome.  Sunday registration will be available for the 5K & 10K snowshoe at the Forestville trailhead, however it is not recommended (cash payment only).  Bag pick up will be Friday night at the Expo or Saturday morning at the Superior Dome beginning at 6 am.

Registration / Race Pick-Up
Race registration and bib pick-up will be from 5:00 pm until 10 pm on Friday, January 25th  at the Superior Dome. Race packets contain many extras including the coveted Noque ski hats for the 15 mile snowshoers and a different, yet special gift, for the 5 K & 10K snowshoers, bib, sponsor goodies, and coupons. All snowshoers will need to sign a waiver at bib pick up.

Change of Events
If slots are available requests to change races are handled by the Registration coordinator.  Email registration@noquemanon.com prior to January 23rd.  Changes after the 23rd will be accommodated at the Expo, Jan 25th with a $10 change request fee.

Participation Gift – 10K 
Participants in the 5k and 10K are not eligible to receive the Swix Hats, however they will receive a special gift with their race packet.

Awards 
15 Mile Awards  – Moen Cow Bells
Top three overall and in each age category for both male and female for the 15 mile. Age categories for both male and female categories as follows: 24 and under, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+
15 Mile Snowshoe awards will be given at the Superior Dome on Saturday night

10K  Awards – locally crafted bells
Overall male and female and top only male and female in each age category.  Age categories for both male and female categories as follows: 24 and under, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+.
10K Snowshoe awards will be after race on Sunday.

5K  Awards – locally crafted bells
Overall male and female and top only male and female in each age category.  Age categories for top male and female categories as follows: 24 and under, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+.
5K Snowshoe awards will be after race on Sunday.

Results 
Race results will be posted inside the Superior Dome (15 mile) plus receipt printers will be set up to check your individual results.

10K & 5K  results will be available on-line at www.superiortiming.com,  plus receipt printers will be set up to check your individual results inside the Forestville Trailhead building.

NOTE:
IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL RACERS, THERE WILL BE A STRICTLY ADHERED TO THREE AND A HALF HOUR CUT OFF TIME FOR THE 15 MILE. IF YOU ARE STILL ON THE COURSE AFTER THAT TIME, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO REMOVE YOUR BIB AND BE ESCORTED OFF THE COURSE . IF YOU ARE NOT CONFIDENT YOU CAN COMPLETE THE RACE IN THE TIME ALLOWED, YOU ARE ADVISED TO ENTER THE 10K RACE.

 
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