About Our Race
The Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon and Blackrocks 5K are destination races run through the beauty that is Marquette County.
You'll be greeted in Marquette with a stunningly beautiful downhill course, sweet shirts and rock-star finisher medals.
For 2021, the Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon and Blackrocks 5K will be held on Saturday, September 4th, with the race EXPO/Party
on the 3rd!
Registration is now LIVE!
The Marquette Marathon runs on a downhill/certified course that is a official Boston Marathon qualifier.
For 2021, the Superior Dome will host our EXPO and finish lines for all of our races.
The Superior Dome, which opened as the "world’s largest wooden dome" on September 14, 1991, is a domed stadium on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. It is home to the Northern Michigan University football team as well as its marching band and a variety of other campus and community events.
This Marquette Marathon course has quickly become
known as one of the fastest Boston Marathon
Qualifier Courses in the country!
The start is in the heart of the small
iron mining town, Ishpeming; which means “heaven”
in Ojibwa. The course then follows the Iron Ore
Heritage Trail down into Marquette.
The course is fast, and new for 2021, will finish
inside the Superior Dome.
Shirts and medals to all finishers!
A course map will be posted soon!
From Start to Finish: Net Elevation
Drop of 1037 feet!