Our Races
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Marquette Marathon

This course has quickly become known as one of the fastest Boston 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 Marquette Marathon will finish inside the Superior Dome.

Shirts and medals to all finishers!

Marathon course map is posted HERE.

From Start to Finish: Net Elevation

Drop of 814 feet.

Awards will be presented to the Top 3 Male and Female Overall finishers, and Top 3 in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+

The Marquette Marathon | Half Marathon will feature pacers from OnPace Race.

Marathon Pace Times:

3:30 | 3:45 | 4:00 | 4:15 | 4:30 | 5:00 | 5:30

Half Marathon Pace Times:

1:30 | 1:40 | 1:45 | 1:50 | 1:55 | 2:00 

2:10 | 2:20 | 2:30 | 2:45 | 3:00

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Marquette Half Marathon

The Half starts at the Michigan Iron Industry Museum in another of our mining towns, Negaunee. Admission to the Michigan Iron Industry Museum is free! The Half Marathon course also follows the Iron Ore Heritage Trail down into Marquette and will finish inside the Superior Dome.

Shirts and medals to all finishers!

 

Half marathon course map is posted HERE.

 

From Start to Finish: Net Elevation

Drop of 723 feet.

Awards will be presented to the Top 3 Male and Female Overall finishers, and Top 3 in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+

NMU Wildcat 5K

The 5K will start and finish at the Superior Dome, located on the campus of Northern Michigan University. The course is flat and fast, and will surely produce some amazing times.

Shirts to all finishers!

Course map HERE

Awards will be presented to the Top 3 Male and Female Overall finishers, and Top 2 in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+

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1 Mile Pebble Fun Run

Friday Night’s 1 Mile Kids Pebble Fun Run, held in conjunction with the Race EXPO, gives kids a chance to lace up their shoes and show their parents how it’s done before the main event on Saturday!

Along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail 

Both of our courses join together on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. This trail is a multi-use, year round trail that connects communities and people to the region’s historic sites and human stories. With over 160 years of mining ore, it’s no wonder that Marquette County’s landscape is so exceptional! The trail is partially paved with asphalt along with crushed granite. The footing is great for running...and most importantly, it’s downhill, and fast! 

Into Marquette for the Final Miles 

Racers will enjoy a steady decline in elevation as well as amazing scenery full with trees, lush vegetation and spectacular rock formations. Both races will bring you to the shores of Lake Superior in Marquette where the courses will separate until the finish. Full Marathoners will continue around Presque Isle where they will be privy to some of Marquette’s proudest views. NEW for 2021, both the Marquette Marathon and Half Marathon will finish inside the Superior Dome!