Snowshoe 15 Mile and 10K
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 and six miles north of U.S. Hwy 41 at 1:10pm. Runners end at the Noque finish line outside of the Superior Dome in Marquette. All runners must be bused to the start line since there is limited parking. Buses will remain at the start line for warmth. The elevation at this area is approximately 1600 feet. The ending elevation at the Superior Dome is approximately 700 feet. There are three aid stations along the way approximately every 3 miles. All aid stations have water and energy drink. The finish line is outside the Superior Dome in Marquette. Inside will be one last aid station with warm food and drink. There will also be a valet where you can keep your snowshoes while visiting with other racers or taking advantage of the shower facilities.
Saturday Events 50K Ski Classic & Freestyle, 50K Classic Touring, 50K Relay (classic/freestyle), 24K Ski Classic & Freestyle, 50K Snowbike, 15 Mile Snowshoe
- $68 by October 17
- $78 by November 30
- $85 by December 31
- $98 by January 26
- $108 by January 27
RACE CHANGE: 10K Snowshoe will be held on Sunday, January 27th. Race time 10:45 am.
We had a couple reasons to move the race.
1. Racers on the course are growing and to save some impact on the groomed integrity of the course we moved the 10K to Sunday.
2. The Saturday night awards ceremony has grown and by moving the 10K to Sunday, we can have awards right after the event.
3. We would like to increase participants in our Sunday events overall, looking for a Nordic Festival feel.
4. You can do both now...Ski on Saturday and Snowshoe on Sunday.
Fee schedule below for the following events: 12K Bike, 10K Snowshoe, 12K Skijor 1 dog, 12K Skijor 2 dog
- $30 by December 31
- $35 by January 26
- $40 by January 27
The Noquemanon Snowshoe 10K is a point to point snowshoe race utilizing the last 10K on the Noque trail. Snowshoers start at Forestville at TBA and finish at the Superior Dome. Buses will be provided to the start area from the Superior Dome (there will be no busing back to Forestville after the race). There will be one aid station midway.
Directions to Forestville: Follow Wright street north off of US 41 for approximately one mile to Forestville Road. Turn left. Follow Forestville road for 3 miles. Watch for railroad tracks to the right. Turn right and cross tracks. Immediately turn left for trailhead, restroom and parking. Follow signs.
Registration / Race Pick-Up
Race registration and bib pick-up will be from 5:30 pm until 10 pm on Friday, January 25th at the Superior Dome. Same day racer packet pick-up is available upon request. Race packets contain many extras including the coveted Noque ski hats for the 15 mile runners & TBA for the 10K runners, cloth bib, sponsor goodies, and coupons. Race confirmation will be sent via email (if available) or by U.S. mail. Please bring race confirmation and proof of identification to packet pick-up. 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 Race Administrator. Email email@example.com or 866-370-RACE prior to January 22nd. Changes after the 22nd will be accommodated at the Expo, Jan 25th, with a $10 change request fee.
NO changes on Wednesday the 23rdh, Thursday, 24th or on race day.
Participation Gift - 10K
Participants in the 10K are not eligible to receive the Swix Hats, however they will receive a special gift with their race packet.
Moen Cow Bells for Half and locally crafted bells for 10K to the top three overall and in each age group for both male and female categories as follows: 24 and under, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+. 15 Mile Snowshoes wards will be given at the Upfront on Saturday night and 10K Snowshoe awards will be after race on Sunday.
Race results will be posted inside the Superior Dome plus computers will be set up to check your individual results.
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.