COVID Adjustments - Awards Ceremony Cancelled
The race committee has been monitoring the COVID situation over the last several weeks and taking stock of it's impact to the race, our volunteers, venues, and other partners. While we do believe we can hold the Noquemanon Ski Marathon safely (as other events have proven) we have decided it is in the best interest of all participants that we cancel the awards ceremony to further reduce the opportunities to gather in close proximity indoors.

The Superior Dome is a very large open space environment therefore all the post race services will continue to be available and you can grab your bag at the bag drop, swing by the aid station, stop at the bar for your celebratory Blackrocks 51K IPA, utilize the PEIF facility showers, pick up some Noque merch, and stop by any tables that are set up. The step podium will be up for your own picture taking purposes as well!

Once official results are compiled we will email the overall awards presentation, with names, to all participants. All awards (overall and age group) will be mailed to the listed address used while registering. These will take us some time to get out in the mail - please allow 3-4 weeks for this to be completed. Raffles for great prizes will still occur. Stay tuned for more information on how raffle prize winners will be selected and notified!

We hope this change gives everyone some extra flexibility with your post race plans.

We look forward to seeing you at the Dome for the Expo and bib pick up on Friday from 5pm-10pm eastern time!
Updated Race Bulletin Now Available
The complete 2022 Race Bulletin is now available for download. This document contains complete information on the event this year. Click below to download.
Virtual Noquemanon Option
Are you unable to travel to Marquette but still want to support our non profit mission or keep working on your Founder or Legacy status? If that is you, consider the virtual Noquemanon! The virtual is for 50K and 24K distances and will be contested January 16th to February 5th, 2022 in a skiers own separate location. Due to the increased interest in the Virtual Event we have opened up the timeline for completion.

If you are registered for an in-person event but need to change your plans and your event to the Virtual Noquemanon, please contact registration@noquemanon.com. This would be a good option for any skiers that are uncertain of travel at this time due to COVID safety concerns. As a reminder, refunds and deferrals are not allowed - this is clearly stated on both the race website and runsignup (our registration system).

Please note that in-person Noquemanon courses will be closed to virtual participants on January 22nd 2022. Virtual participants should register with enough time for the mailing of a racer packet if you would like to receive it prior to January 22nd. The first packets were mailed out on January 10th. A second mailing will occur on January 17th and then subsequent mailings will occur thereafter. Packets will contain a virtual participant bib, hat, and other promotional items.

Virtual registration will count as a completed Noquemanon and we will have a link to upload your time on the Noquemanon website. Virtual participants times will not be considered for wave placement in future Noquemanon Ski Marathon events and will not be eligible for age group or overall awards. Once you complete your ski, upload your time to the link on the race website!

VIRTUAL SKI LOCATION OPPORTUNITY

Our friends over at Mt. Ashwabay Ski and Recreation Area in Bayfield Wisconsin are partnering with us to offer a free daily trail pass for Virtual Noque skiers! For complete information, as well as lodging information in the area visit https://www.mtashwabay.org/virtual-noque.html . If you've never been to Mt. Ashwabay Ski and Recreation Area in Bayfield now is a perfect chance to check out their 40K of ski trails!
COVID Protocols In Place - "ie How Will The Noque Keeping Me Safe At This Time?"
Please note that the Noquemanon is subject to all pertinent mandates from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service as well as other state and local municipalities. The race committee asks that participants assess their own risk tolerance and make every effort to ensure the safety of themselves and others in the public at this time.

In order to keep others from becoming ill, we recommend that you be tested for COVID-19 prior to traveling to the area - if you return a positive COVID-19 test result, do not travel to the race. If you do not feel well, do not travel to the race. These extra steps will help you, as a participant, feel confident in your health and safety while participating in this event.

If you are uncomfortable traveling to the area for your in-person event at this time please contact registration@noquemanon.com and we will be happy to change your event to the Virtual Noquemanon. The Virtual option, along with testing before travel, wearing a protective mask, and taking other precautionary measures, these are all ways that you can mitigate your COVID risk and still support our non profit mission (and maintain your increased count of completed Noque races!).

At this time face masks (this does NOT include a buff) are required to be worn inside all Northern Michigan University facilities (ie the Superior Dome and PEIF) at all times unless you are eating or drinking. There are no exceptions to this - it is a condition of the facility we will be in. NMU now requires all faculty, staff, and students wear KN95/N95/KF94 masks for improved and prolonged protection although at this time visitors may wear other types of masks and/or surgical grade masks. Please note that masks will also be required to be worn at all times while riding a bus. Visitors to the Marquette area should be aware that local businesses may have their own COVID protocols in place. Please ensure that you bring a mask with you so that you can enter the Superior Dome for packet pickup. You will also need to carry it during the race so that you can enter the Superior Dome after you cross the finish line.

The race committee will keep you updated with any additional changes or requirements as they are made available.
Self Seeding Wave Assignments
Registrants in the 50K and 24K will self select waves using prior Noquemanon results, up until the wave fills, when registering on-line. We will communicate wave placement availability throughout the year in order to keep people up to date on where things stand with each wave. While final wave placement will be subject to verification and race director discretion we strongly recommend early registration. New skiers to the Noque who wish to begin in wave 1 (50K, 24K) must petition for wave 1 placement when registering on-line. If the wave you want is full when you go to register you must petition in on the registration site.

3 options will be provided while registering:

1) I will provide past Noque or other qualifying race results
2) I am a new Noquemanon skier
3) I would like to petition for a wave upgrade


50K Classic
Wave 1 is the elite wave with the top 50 skiers from 2020 along with the top times that were 40% back from 2020's winning time. Self assigning limit will be 110. Wave 2 will be for times that fell outside of those qualifying for Wave 1.

50K Freestyle
Wave 1 is the elite wave with the top times that were 25% back from 2020's winning time. Self assigning limit will be 80. Wave 2 will be for times that were 45% back from 2020's winning time. Self assigning limit will be 130. Wave 3 will be for times that fell outside of those qualifying for Wave 2. Slower skiers and those less confident of their technical abilities should choose Wave 3.

24K Classic
Wave 1 is the elite wave with the top times that were 50% back from 2020's winning time. Self assigning limit will be 50. Wave 2 will be for times that were 80% back from 2020's winning time. Self assigning limit will be 50. Wave 3 will be for times that were 110% back from 2020's winning time. Self assigning limit will be 50. Wave 4 will be for those times that did not meet the time criteria for other waves. Slower skiers and those less confident of their technical abilities should choose Wave 4.

24K Freestyle
Wave 1 is the elite wave with the top times that were 30% back from 2020's winning time. Self assigning limit will be 60. Wave 2 will be for times that were 45% back from 2020's winning time. Self assigning limit will be 60. Wave 3 will be for times that were 70% back from 2020's winning time. Self assigning limit will be 60. Wave 4 will be for those times that did not meet the time criteria for other waves. Slower skiers and those less confident of their technical abilities should choose Wave 4.
Junior Noque
All Junior Noque events (5K, 3K, 1K) will be CLASSIC races in 2022. This change further aligns the Junior Noque with the main event as the premier Noquemanon events are in the Classic discipline. 

Registration is on-line - a nominal online RunSignUp registration fee will apply. 
Race Bibs
Color coded race bibs will make a return in 2022 for the 50K and 24K events. The addition of high quality imprinted graphics will add to the keepsake nature of the Noque bibs. Not only will color signify the participant wave, but event and wave number will be clearly imprinted on the bib. Founders will be provided with a special red Founder bib.
Blue - Wave 1
Yellow - Wave 2
Purple - Wave 3
Green - Wave 4
Red - Founder
Sponsor Announcements
Title Sponsor
The race committee would like to officially welcome and recognize the new Title Sponsor for the 24th annual Noquemnaon Ski Marathon - Nicolet Bank!

Thank you Nicolet Bank for your support! To learn more about what Nicolet Bank can offer you visit them online at https://www.nicoletbank.com/
Major Sponsor
The race committee would like to thank returning Major Sponsor Eagle Mine for their continued support of the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. Eagle Mine has been a stable supporter at various levels over the past several years which helps us continue to fulfill our non profit mission! Thank you Eagle Mine!

For more information on Eagle Mine visit them online at http://eaglemine.com/
Major Sponsor
The race committee would like to welcome Major Sponsor Make It Marquette! Make it Marquette is a remote worker attraction campaign from Innovate Marquette SmartZone, launched to celebrate the businesses and people of Marquette and to declare a commitment to economic development that supports those in Marquette as well as those making a move to Marquette. To learn more, visit www.makeitmqt.com.
Nutrition Sponsor
We are pleased to welcome back Hammer Nutrition as the official Nutrition Sponsor of the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. Participants will be generously provided with Hammer Gel and Endurolytes Fizz and aid stations will be stocked with water, HEED, and Hammer Gels.

For over 30 years Hammer Nutrition has been developing the most effective, natural products free of added sugars, artificial colors, flavors, chemicals and preservatives. They use only complex carbohydrates and the highest quality ingredients in their 100% USA made products. Thank you Hammer Nutrition!
12K Sponsor
The race committee would like to thank returning sponsor Upper Peninsula Health Plan for their continued support of the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. UPHP have taken on the role of 12K sponsor in this year's event. Thank you UPHP!

For more information on UPHP please visit them at https://www.uphp.com/
Volunteer Sponsor
The race committee would like to thank returning sponsor Active Physical Therapy for their continued support of the Noquemanon Ski Marathon. Active has taken on the role of volunteer sponsor which helps us take care of the hundreds of event volunteers and provide them with a special thank you gift. Thank you Active!

For more information on Active Physical Therapy please visit them at https://stayactiveup.com/
Media Sponsors
Floline Media provides the Noquemanon Ski Marathon with high quality video content and marketing materials to help us tell the story of, and promote, the Noquemanon.
Travel Marquette provides financial resources to help promote the event and the local area as a premier recreation destination.
TV6 helps provide coverage and advertising in local and other select markets for events of the Noquemanon Trail Network.
Accommodation Sponsors
Formerly known as Country Inn & Suites. Prepare for and recoup from race day in the comfort of our beautiful home-away-from-home. We’ve taken care of the details from Start to Finish so you can focus on the big event. Take advantage of our wax room and be ready for every condition. Then sleep soundly in our spacious suites or guest rooms, and enjoy a healthy, protein-packed breakfast to fuel you through the length of the course. After you’ve crossed the Finish Line warm up by our cozy fireplace with hot cocoa and cookies and celebrate your accomplishment. Please call the hotel directly at (906) 225-1300 for reservations or book on-line HERE
Architecturally reminiscent of Marquette’s historical downtown, and with interior spaces reflecting the region’s heritage, the hotel offers travelers an upscale local experience and suites with full kitchens. The hotel offers plenty of temperature controlled, underground parking units, to keep its guests warm and dry in the winter, and cool during the hot summer. We also supply our guests during large ski events a great heated area to wax your skis. A great patio space is available all year round with grills and fire pit. The hotel is located in downtown Marquette within walking distance of local breweries, restaurants, and shopping. Staybridge Marquette is steps from UPHS regional medical facility. Northern Michigan University is less than half mile away. The Heritage Trail, a 47 mile bike path that traverses Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is steps from the hotel, and leads to the Noquemanon Trail, a network of over 100 miles of cross country skiing and mountain biking trails. Please call the hotel directly at 906-225-9901 press 0 and speak with the staff and ask about any special rates. 
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. Amidst the shops, restaurants and theaters of downtown Marquette, overlooking Lake Superior, discover a hotel with six floors and a million stories — the Landmark Inn, featured in the New York Times. Old-world European splendor and charm meet modern convenience at our AAA Diamond-rated hotel that welcomed its first guests as the Northland Hotel in 1930.
The hotel that ushered in a new era of grace and refinement to downtown Marquette continues to do so to this day – with exceptionally personalized service delivered by a warm, friendly staff. Visit the Landmark On-line Here
Noque Stoke - Visit our Youtube Channel for Videos
Click HERE to check out a collection of Noquemanon Videos and watch the recap from 2020 below!
Looking for more information? Be sure to visit our race website at www.noquemanon.com. The site includes regularly updated information along with course conditions.