Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids Run. Labor Day Weekend. Marathon and Half are on September 5, 2020

Registration is Open!

Last Updated: May 6, 2020

Northern Michigan University and the Marquette Marathon organizing group are continuing to monitor all developments regarding theĀ COVID-19 pandemic. Our priority remains the health and well-being of participants, volunteers and community members.

We are moving forward with planning for race weekend September 4-5, 2020, while also remaining flexible to make any necessary changes as more information becomes available. If at some point during the summer it becomes apparent that we will have to cancel the race, all registered participants will have the choice to receive a full refund or move their registration forward to the 2021 race weekend.

We will continue to follow guidance from local and state public health and safety officials to ensure a safe Marquette Marathon experience for everyone involved.



We like to think our marathon and half marathon are run on one of the most beautiful courses in the country . . . and did we mention the elevation drops? The 5K course is shorter but still has scenery that only Marquette can offer.

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runners at start


Your busy weekend will include hitting the Friday packet pick-up/race expo and cheering on the kids run, running on Saturday, and, if you have any energy left, maybe catching a blues concert Saturday night.

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Freighter at sunset

Area Information

Want to learn about how to get to Marquette, where you might stay when you here, what the weather’s like, and more?

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Course Maps and Elevation Profiles

Check out printable maps of the marathon, half marathon, and 5K, plus an interactive satellite map.

Our marathon and half marathon courses both have significant elevation drops, visit multiple U.P. cities, and travel through gorgeous wooded scenery on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. And of course, the marathon is a Boston Qualifier.

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runners on heritage trail

Photos and Media

Check out photos from our official race photographer, Marquette Photo, as well as videos and other miscellaneous media from past Marquette Marathons.

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Noquemanon Trail Network (logo)The Marquette Marathon is a partner of the Noquemanon Trail Network.

Our Sponsors

The Marquette Marathon would not be possible without generous support from our sponsors. Please support them as they support us! And if you’d like to join them in sponsoring us, please drop an e-mail to

Marathon Title Sponsor

Eagle Mine

Half Marathon Title Sponsor

5K Sponsor


Kids Race Sponsor

Marquette Pediatric Dentistry

Media Sponsors

Copper Sponsors

Post-Race Food Sponsors

Aid Station Sponsors

906 Technologies

Volunteer Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsors

Superior Timing

Marquette Photo

City of Marquette

Signs Unlimited

Stenberg Bros.

Smith Construction

North Country Disposal and Septic

Quick Trophy

Cliffs Shaft


Michigan Iron Industry Museum