2021 Noquemanon Shifts To Fully Virtual Format
As of 1/14/2021, the Noquemanon Ski Marathon is shifting to our virtual format plan.
All participants that registered for the Full and Half ski marathon will be automatically entered into the current Virtual event – all other events planned to take place (ie Junior Noque, 12K, 10K/5K Snowshoe, Adaptive, Skijour) have been cancelled for 2021.
Please note that any pre-registered 12K skier can participate in the Virtual if they choose but 12K registration is now closed.
For more details please visit noquemanon.com
The Noquemanon Ski Marathon
January 22nd-24th 2021
The Noquemanon Ski Marathon in Marquette has been fascinating the best and recreational cross country skiers from across the world for over two decades. It takes place from 22nd to January 24. Several skiers have taken the point to point 50K or 24K adventure from Ishpeming, the origin of organized skiing, to Marquette, Lake Superior’s shores. The Noquemanon trails are famous for their rugged and natural Upper Peninsula forest course and its distinct region. Skiers find hard and softwood forests, rocky paths, lake traverses, bird’s eye views of creeks, Lake Superior, often excessive snowfall, waterfall, adventurous and differing weather conditions, and a 1000-foot drop. Many areas on the whole marathon path are very isolated, which adds to a skier’s adventure idea.
To participate in any of the races of the event, you can sign up on their Website. The online registration for the event ends at Noon on January 20, 2021. They have limited the races this year to help participants be confident that the Noquemanon will be a safe event. Events that will not be held are the 50K Noque Classic Tour, Full Noque Relay, 24K/15 Mile Snowshoe, and Snow Bike events.
Here we have the list of available races with their entry fees –
- Full Noque, Half Noque, and Virtual Noque – $95 through December 31, $100 through 12 Noon
- 12K – $40 through December 31, $45 through January 20 – CANCELLED for 2021
- Adaptive/Sit Ski – $10 through January 20, 2021 – CANCELLED for 2021
- 10K/5K Snowshoe, 1 & 2 Dog Skijor – $40 through December 31, $45 through Race Day – CANCELLED for 2021
- Junior Noque – $7 through January 20 – CANCELLED for 2021
For updated information about the event and races, check Noquemanon.com.
Stay with Superior Stay Hotel to get special benefits and discounts at several Winter Sports activity places.
Superior Stay Hotel is located just a 12 minutes drive to the Noquemanon Trail Network Forestville Trailhead in Marquette. We provide a Waxing room open from 7 am to 9 pm for our guests for the whole Ski season.
To get ready for the event and races, visit the Down Wind Sports store. They would love to help you with the gears and equipment.
Need snowshoes for the event?
The Gold 12s and the New Rocket Carbon fiber are some choices for crescent moon Snowshoes at Down Wind Sports. Both offer a state of art snowshoe technology with exceptionally lightweight running, training, and racing choices.
Need leash for your pup for the Skijore event?
The Ruff Wear Omnijore Joring System lets you go hands-free while you get pulled-sled-dog style down the trail!
Want your Skis to get waxed before the race?
Please feel free to use our tune-up place free of charge. We have benches, vices, and stands for your ski/snowboard. The waxing room can be used by training teams and groups as well. The place is heated, and skiers are responsible for their safety when using the facility. Skiers should bring their tools: scrapers, wax applicators, base cleaners, and waxes.
In addition to the above, we also provide screw-drivers, so please feel free to ask our staff.
The Marquette’s Noquemanon Ski Marathon is organized by the Noquemanon Trail Network – a non-profit organization. NTN’s mission is to secure, develop, maintain, and promote a non-motorized trail network throughout Michigan’s central upper peninsula. Unlike other events this year, NTN decided not to cancel this event as it is one of the premier racing events in the county and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and even dogs!
To participate in any of the races of the event, you can sign up at their Website. The on-line registration for the event ends at Noon on January 20, 2021. They have limited the races this year to help participants be confident that the Noquemanon will be a safe event. Events that will not be held are the 50K Noque Classic Tour, Full Noque Relay, 24K/15 Mile Snowshoe, and Snow Bike events.
Remember, the 3-day Noque weekend isn’t all about cross country skiing,
It’s about everyone getting out and celebrating wintertime in the beautiful Marquette.