The 2020 Noquemanon Ski Marathon is just days away. The “Noque” will take place this year on January 25-26th, and is celebrating more than 21 years of cross country skiing in the UP. The race not only draws hoards of racers from around the area, but numerous States and global participants as well.

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Noquemanon 2020 Race types:

The Noque offers more than 11 race types but the classics are the 50K and the 24K. Each class has a few iterations but the 50K offers the most with:

  • 50K Classic
  • 50K Freestyle
  • 50K Classic Tour
  • 50K Team Relay

Saturday begins at 8:10 AM with the last group pushing out 12:30 pm. Racers will begin their push from the home of U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame & birthplace of organized skiing, Ishpeming, to the home of Northern Michigan University, Marquette.

If you are looking for more information regarding the race, this is the site of the event.

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Something that you might notice or be curious about is the presence of Blackrocks Brewery 51K IPA. The name is attributed to finishing the race with a final 1 mile push to the brewery to grab a pint. Hence the name 51K! Get in there and enjoy the environment, especially with a weekend like this one approaching.

Still looking for accommodation? Check out my guide to some of the best places you can stay in Marquette .

Besides for all the fun you surely will be having at this event, there are so many others things that you can enjoy when making your way to this winter wonderland. Here are some of my favorite places when in Marquette:

Marquette Cafes

Marquette Hiking

If you are looking to see a bit more and capture the moment while you are here, contact me for a photo tour of the area. Or if you are looking to book a photoshoot, contact me as well.

Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy the weekend!

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