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.