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, with an average finishing time of 4:10 in 2021! 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 at 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+

 

* 2021 Pace Times

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 Marathon
RELAY

Back by popular demand, the 3-runner Marquette Marathon RELAY is BACK!

You'll start with and be running

alongside the marathon runners.

We will have 2 exchange

zones along the course.

Leg #1 - 8.4 miles

Leg #2 - 9.85 miles (18.25)

Leg #3 - 7.95 miles (26.2)

When deciding which runner on your team will run which leg, please note that Leg #2, though the longest leg, is the easiest of the 3. Legs 1 and 3 are of equal difficulty. Please refer to the course map and elevation chart for runner placement.

Your team will be chip-timed, and each runner will receive a sweet shirt, a Marquette Marathon RELAY medal, and you will be in the running for team awards!

...and don't forget about our Post-Race PARTY!

Marathon RELAY course map

is posted HERE.

From Start to Finish: Net Elevation

Drop of 814 feet.

Awards will be presented to the

Top 3 Men's, Women's and

co-ed teams.

Your first runner may either bus or get dropped off at the Marquette Marathon RELAY start, though your next 2 runners will need to be dropped off. Parking at exchange #1 will be limited, so plan accordingly.

* The Marquette Marathon RELAY has an entry limit of 50 teams! Grab a couple of friends and sign up early!

Any RELAY questions, please out!

MarquetteMarathon26@gmail.com

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Marquette Half Marathon
NMU Wildcat 5K

The Wildcat 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+

The Marquette Half Marathon 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 at the Superior Dome.

Shirts and medals to all finishers!

 

Half Marathon course map is posted HERE.

Ready for that new PR?

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+

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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 2022, both the Marquette Marathon | Marathon RELAY and Half Marathon will finish at the Superior Dome!