Noquemanon Ski Marathon searches for more volunteers

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NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The Noquemanon Ski Marathon brings in more than 1,000 competitors to Marquette, Ishpeming and Negaunee Township for a nationally recognized cross country skiing event.

This event wouldn't be possible without the hundreds of volunteers who support and contribute to the Noquemanon mission to develop and maintain an interconnected, year-round, non-motorized trail network in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Over half of the five hundred needed volunteers have been secured for this year's race weekend and, according to Race Coordinator Nicole Dewald Swenson, they are still looking for more.

“The Noquemanon Ski Marathon presented by the UP Health Systems, Eagle Mine, and River Valley is set to take off on January 25th, 26th, and 27th. We are looking for volunteers from the community,” said Dewald Swenson.

Volunteer opportunities range widely; The Noquemanon Ski Marathon staff are looking for help with:

• Friday Jr Noque 3-6pm
• Friday Registration 6 -9pm
• Friday Bag Pickup - 5-9pm
• Saturday Race Start Aids
• Saturday Bag Pickup 9:30am-3:30pm
• Saturday Back-up timers 10-1pm or 1-3pm
• Saturday Race Receipts 11-4pm
• Saturday Awards 4-6pm
• Sunday Snow Bike Race, Snowshoe and Skijor 8-1 pm

If you're willing to volunteer for the Ski Expo Friday night at the dome or on the Race days, please email or visit our volunteer page to sign up at to secure your position for this great community event.

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