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Noquemanon 50-km racecourse map

Trail Section No. 8
Dead River Aid Station No. 7 to NMU Superior Dome Finish Line
Km 4.3 to Km 0.0

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Start point: Km 4.3 (45.7)—Aid Station No. 7, Dead River, 644 feet
End point: Km 0.0 (50.0)—Finish Line, NMU Superior Dome, 610 feet
Length: 4.3 km

Elevation Data
Ascending: +37 feet
Descending: -74 feet
Change: -37 feet
Minimum: 607 feet
Maximum: 667 feet


Aid Station No. 7 (Dead River) at Km 4.3 (45.7, 644 feet) is located about 300 meters southwest of County Road 550, the Big Bay Road. Parking is available.

From the aid station, racers quickly climb to the section's highest elevation point at Km 4.1 (45.9, 667 feet).

Almost immediately upon descending, racers leave Marquette Township to enter the City of Marquette.

The 30-foot Dead River Falls. (© 2010 by Michael Neiger)

From the city limits, racers will ski another kilometer along the north bank of the Dead River before coming to the 30-foot-high Dead River Falls.

Once at the falls, they'll cross under the new County Road 550 bridge over the Dead River at Km 3.1 (46.9, 612 feet). The river is then crossed via an old, abandoned highway bridge immediately adjacent to the north side of the current bridge.

From the Dead River Bridge, racers ski along the south bank of the Dead River until they cross Powder Mill Road at Km 2.4 (47.6, 616 feet). A short distance further and they emerge from the woods onto an old abandoned railroad grade at Km 1.9 (48.1, 611 feet).

The finish line at Northern Michigan University's Superior Dome. Click here to view real-time image from Dome's stadium floor webcam.

Skiing east along this grade, racers will cross Schneider Mill Road at Km 1.7 (48.3, 610 feet) before crossing Hawley Street at Km 1.3 (48.7, 607 feet), the section's lowest elevation point.

Still skiing along the grade, racers have only to cross Wright Street at Km 0.6 (49.4, 610 feet) before arriving at the Noquemanon's finish line at Northern Michigan University's Superior Dome at Km 0.0 (50.0, 610 feet).

Built in 1991, the 14-story, 16,000-person-capacity, dome encloses 5.1 acres and houses, among other things, the United States Olympic Education Center (USOEC).

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The maps and elevation profile charts are not drawn to exact scale. Route locations, distances, elevations, features, statistics, and descriptions are approximate, and do not include the latest changes or reroutes. USGS base map features are not current. As with any human endeavor, this map and chart are subject to omissions, inaccuracies, and errors. While efforts were made to make them reasonably correct, they must not be used for navigational purposes—they are intended for general reference on race day only. Consult race officials for the latest course changes and reroutes as well as current ice conditions, hazards, advisories, etc.

Web page design, hosting, & cartography courtesy of Michael A. Neiger of Michigan Backcountry Search and Rescue (MiBSAR),, in Marquette, Michigan.

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