Thank You To Our 2019 Title Sponsor
The race committee looks forward to hosting the 21st annual Noquemanon Ski Marathon January 25th-27th 2019 and is excited to keep you updated on event developments.

December is a busy month for the race committee - sponsors are being secured and facility contracts are being completed. Volunteers are being searched out and aid station hosts are being confirmed. Bibs, merchandise, swag, and countless other things are being ordered. There are many details to cover and while a lot has been done, there is still much to do!

If you weren't aware, the snow arrived a little earlier than usual this year and we currently have great trail conditions across our region of the Upper Peninsula. There's no snow-making equipment here and we are completely dependent upon mother nature for cold temperatures (for ice to cover our numerous stream and lake crossings) and snow. We hope that the great start to winter has you excited for the Noque. We will keep you updated on trail conditions here and on the trail conditions section of our website at .

We'd also like you to keep in mind that while the Noque does draw elite level skiers it is not for only elite level skiers. Many recreational skiers and entire families from around the Midwest, and beyond, start or end a winter vacation with the Noquemanon Ski Marathon as there is something here for everyone. With loads of ski trails, snowbike singletrack, and winter trail running available, Marquette is the perfect base camp for a winter adventure. In fact, USA Today rated Marquette the "Best Small Town For Adventure" in 2018. Be sure to visit our friends at Travel Marquette - they can help you make your plans.

We look forward to hosting you in January for the 21st annual Noquemanon Ski Marathon.

Here's a re-cap of our 2018 event to get you even more excited!

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2019 Race Pricing Schedule

Youth (age 24 and under) get a $25 discount when signing up on line for 50K/24K/15 Mile events.

50K, 24K & 15 Mile Events (Saturday)
  • $95 by December 31, 2018
  • $100 by January 24, 2019
  • $110 on January 26, 2019
12K (Saturday)
  • $40 by December 31, 2018
  • $45 by January 1, 2019 to Race Day
Adaptive/Sit Ski
  • $5 by January 26, 2019

"WildSide of the Noque" Skijour, Snowbike, 5K&10K Snowshoe (Sunday)
  • $40 by December 31, 2018
  • $45 by January 1, 2019 to Race Day
2019 Noquemanon Ski Marathon commemorative posters will be available once again at the Ski Expo/Bag Pick-up
Accommodation Sponsors
Looking for a place to stay during your trip to Marquette County? The hotels below have partnered with the Noquemanon Ski Marathon and are available to make your trip as comfortable, and convenient, as possible. Race busing is available at these hotels and they are our preferred accommodation partners. Check the bus schedule and race packet at the Ski Expo/Bag Pick-up for more details on the perks these businesses are offering Noquemanon racers!
Upper Michigan's only upscale extended stay hotel. Architecturally reminiscent of Marquette's historical downtown, and with interior spaces reflecting the region's heritage, we offer our guests an upscale local experience. The hotel offers plenty of temperature controlled, underground parking units, to keep our guests warm and dry in the winter, and cool during the hot summer.

Covered parking and waxing station for Noque Skiers included.

Make yourself at home in one of the 84 rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed, complimentary wired and wireless Internet access and satellite programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Don't miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center, and a fireplace in the lobby

Amidst the shops, restaurants and theaters of downtown Marquette, overlooking Lake Superior, discover a place that time forgot but that you never will — the Landmark Inn, featured in the  New York Times . Old-world European splendor and charm meet modern convenience at our AAA Three-Diamond hotel that welcomed its first guests as The Northland Hotel in 1930.

A pleasant blend of rustic charm and modern accommodations awaits you at the Cedar Motor Inn. Family-owned over 45 years, our small-scale AAA diamond approved hotel is in Marquette, nestled against the north woods near the shores of Lake Superior. We offer the vacationer, the traveler or a business person 43 rooms to choose from, including a housekeeping cottage suite that can accommodate 2-4 people.

Located within close proximity of Ojibwa Casino, Superior Dome, Lake Superior and Westwood Mall, our Marquette, MI Inn places guests close to all area business, dining and entertainment districts. Enjoy year-round activities in hiking, mountain biking, skiing and snowmobile trails to discover why we're a big hit with outdoor enthusiasts.

Welcome Back Hammer Nutrition!
We are pleased to provide Hammer products on course once again.  We are very grateful for their continued partnership with the Noquemanon Ski Marathon!

Volunteer at the Noque!

Did you know it takes nearly 500 volunteers to pull off the Noquemanon weeked? Did you also know that participant surveys indicate the Noque has some of the best volunteers on the ski race calendar? Come be part of the fun, and history, and know that you'll be playing a part in one of Marquette Counties premier outdoor events! Sign up now to secure your preferred spot.

Founder Bibs
Now that the Noquemanon has entered it's 21st year, we will be issuing red "Founder" bibs to skiers that have completed all editions of the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. Founder skiers can confirm their eligibility through e-mail by contacting registration at
Wave Placements - Preferred Start Positions
To be considered for higher wave placement, you must have skied in last year’s Noquemanon or petition in. Results from the 2018 Noquemanon will be used as a guideline. Petitions must be submitted in writing two weeks in advance of race. Contact the Registration Coordinator via email at
Thank You To Our Sponsors
The Noquemanon Ski Marathon, and all of the associated events, could not happen without the support of our generous sponsors. These sponsors provide funds so that we can continue to offer a quality event. Our event is non profit and exists to directly support the mission of the Noquemanon Trail Network (the "NTN") which is also a non profit organization. The more resources that are available, the more we have left over to provide back to operating expenses, trail maintenance, and trail development costs (including grooming of ski trails at the NTN Forestville Trailhead). If you, or someone you know, is interested in sponsorship please contact us at

The Noquemanon Ski Marathon is pleased to continue to be a part of the CXC Marathon Cup Series. The 50K Classic race counts towards CXC Marathon Cup points.

The CXC Marathon Cup connects the premiere cross country ski events across the Central region. Sanctioned and scored by  Central Cross Country Skiing, presented by  AVANT Techno, the Cup includes races in each of the three main states in the region - two races in Michigan, two in Wisconsin, and two in Minnesota. The 2019 series is split between classic and skate racing, with two classic races, three skate weekends, and one skiathlon weekend.

Seeley Hills Classic - January 12th
Ski Rennet - January 19th
Noquemanon Ski Marathon - January 26th
City of Lakes Loppet - February 3rd
Vasaloppet USA - February 9th
American Birkebeiner - February 23rd
Great Bear Chase - March 9th
The Noquemanon Ski Marathon continues a long tradition of being a part of the ASM Series.

Beautiful backdrops in America's most incredible winter that both challenge veterans as well as welcome novices...unparalleled organization at every racers and entire families all with smiles from ear-to-ear. This is the American Ski Marathon Series!

Founded in 1978 as the "Great American Ski Chase". the American Ski Marathon Series (ASM) provides every level of cross country skier a thrilling chance to be part of a nationwide series of adventure, winter festivals and fun. Whether beginner, weekend warrior, casual tourer or professional racer -- every ASM event has something to offer you and your family.