Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K

The annual Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k will be held on September 4, and a kid’s fun run will be held on September 3.

The Kids Fun Run will start at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and take place on the multi-use path on Pine Street.  

On Saturday at 9:00 a.m. the 5k will start at the Superior Dome and runners will follow the multi-use path north from Pine Street, to Clark Lambros Park, and back. 

The marathon and half marathon begin west of the City limits and enter the City on the Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Runners are expected to arrive within the City limits at approximately 8:30 a.m. and follow the Heritage trail to McClellan Avenue, then continue along the multi-use path to Lakeshore Boulevard. Upon arrival at Lakeshore Boulevard, the marathon runners and half marathon runners will divide as follows:

  • Marathon participants will turn south on the path to a turn-around point at South Beach Park, then continue north on the path around Presque Isle before returning south towards Pine Street to finish at the Superior Dome.
  • Half marathon participants will turn south on the path for a short distance then turn around and run to Pine Street to finish at the Superior Dome.

The races cross numerous streets including Wilson, McClellan, Fifth, Fourth, Third, Front, Lakeshore, Baraga, Hampton, Island Beach and Hawley.

Pine Street between Fair and Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed on Saturday from 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Presque Isle Park will be closed to motor vehicles from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

All other roads will be open with road crossing volunteers and Marquette Police officers stopping cars to allow runners to cross from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Motorists are advised to use caution and to obey all road crossing attendants.

Third Street Closure

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Third Street will be closed to through traffic between Magnetic Street and Kaye Avenue to accommodate paving work at the intersection of Third Street and College Avenue.  The street is expected to be reopened by the end of the day. Access to businesses and residences along Third Street will be provided throughout the closure.

A detour route will be provided.  The public is advised to use caution when traveling through this area and to be alert for construction, detour, and advisory signing.   

The City of Marquette asks for your patience during the construction process. 

City of Marquette Offices Closed for Labor Day

City offices located at Marquette City Hall, 300 W. Baraga Avenue; the Lakeview Arena, 401 E. Fair Avenue;  the Arts and Culture Center, 217 N. Front St. (in the Peter White Public Library); and the Municipal Service Center, 1100 Wright Street, will close at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Friday, September 3, and will be closed on Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day.  Marquette Police, Fire, and Public Works and Utilities will remain operational during this time. There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.

There will be no change in garbage pickup for City residents.

Mental health support, as simple as a text, with Tess!

Mental Health support via text will be available through NorthStar EAP starting September 2021. Meet Tess! Texting is one of the easiest ways for us all to communicate. We are encouraged to see so many employees use EAP services, but NorthStar also wants to connect with those who do not. This text service, called Tess, will provide full-time employees and their families recommendations that align with expert information and support their mental health and wellness improvement journey. Employees are encouraged to share their cell phone number with HR or NorthStar EAP directly to enroll in this service. To contact NorthStar, please email, call 906-225-3145 or visit Tess will reach out to enrolled staff periodically to check in and ask if you need help or would like to talk. Employees are able to opt out at any point.

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Jennifer Jakubowski, New Hire

Jennifer Jakubowski has been hired as the Fire Department’s Administrative Assistant effective Aug. 9.
Jen attended Manistique High School and received an associate degree in Health Information Processing
from NMU. Prior to joining the City of Marquette team, she was the Assessing Assistant/Zoning Official
for Forsyth Township. She continues to work part-time as a Unit Clerk at UPHS-Marquette. Welcome,

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Tyler Delmont, New Hire

The City of Marquette Public Works Department welcomes Tyler Delmont as a new Heavy Equipment
Operator as of Aug. 9. Tyler is an MSHS graduate and has worked at Classic Auto Collision as a laborer
and most recently as a Heavy Equipment Operator for MJ VanDamme. Welcome, Tyler

Partial Lincoln Ave Closure

Lincoln Avenue, between Fair Avenue and Cleveland Avenue, will be closed to through traffic Wednesday, August 25 for street maintenance at 7 a.m. This project is expected to be completed by end of day. A detour will be provided.


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Contact Info

City Hall:

+1 906-228-0435

300 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855

Municipal Service Center:

+1 906-228-0444

1100 Wright St., Marquette, MI 49855

Tourist Park Reservations:

+1 906-228-0465



City Hall:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Municipal Service Center:

M-F: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Police and Fire on duty 24/7

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