The annual Marquette Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k and kid’s fun runs will be held August 30th and 31st.
Friday, August 30th Kids Fun Run will start at 7:00 pm. The Fun Run will start at Lakeview Arena, cross Pine Street to the multi-use path, then continue north on the multi-use path for approximately 0.75 miles, crossing Wright Street, before turning around and returning along the same route.
Saturday, August 31st 5k begins at Presque Isle on at 8:00 a.m. and follows the multi-use path south to Fair Avenue, then west on Fair Avenue to Third Street, then south on Third Street to the finish on Michigan Street.
Saturday, August 31st 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 Founders Landing, then continue north on the path around Presque Isle before returning south towards Pine Street.
• Half marathon participants will turn north on the path and run to Pine Street.
The marathon and half marathon will recombine at Pine Street and continue south to Fair Avenue then west on Fair Avenue to Third Street, then south on Third Street to the finish near Michigan Street.
The races cross numerous streets including Wilson, McClellan, Fifth, Fourth, Third, Front, Lakeshore, Wright, and Hawley. Road closures include Peter White Drive at Presque Isle, Pine from Lakeshore to Fair, Fair from Pine to Presque Isle, Third from Fair to Michigan, and Michigan from Third to Front. Magnetic Street between Front and Presque Isle will remain open.
Roads closures will be from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. except for Michigan Street which will be closed until 4 p.m. All the other roads will be open with road crossings manned by volunteers and the Marquette Police who will stop cars to allow runners to cross from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at which time the road crossings will revert to rules of the road. The public is advised to use caution when driving and to obey the police and all road crossing attendants.
The Compost drop-off site located at 1415 Pioneer Rd. will be closed Saturday, Aug. 31 and the Household Rubbish site will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.
The Compost site will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 3, and the Household Rubbish site will reopen Wednesday, Sept. 4.
City of Marquette residents are invited and encouraged to participate in the community-wide “Trash to Treasure Weekend” beginning Friday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m.
The purpose of the program is to provide a venue for recycling reusable household items, such as furniture, lamps, electronics and other working household items. The program is designed to increase awareness in recycling by creating an alternative means of reusing items.
Residents can place reusable/serviceable items in front of their house on the curb no earlier than 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Unclaimed items must be removed from the curb no later than 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.
Removal of items will be strictly enforced in accordance with Section 22.33 of the City’s Nuisance Ordinance: “It shall be unlawful for any person to accumulate rubbish or any articles or junk, except as may be necessary for construction work or normal course of a business.”
This Announcement will serve as notice that items left at the curb will be picked up by the Public Works Department and invoiced to the property owner on a time, material and disposal fee basis.
College students are encouraged to participate in the treasure hunt in that they may find items which will be useful to them in their dormitory or apartment. Examples of items that can be recycled include lamps, tables, chairs, dishes, etc. Please, no rubbish. Rubbish is defined to mean anything that does not work, is not clean and is not serviceable.
It is suggested that residents remove lawn ornaments and other wanted items to avoid mistaken identity.
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 noon on Friday, Aug. 30, and will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, 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.
Following the Labor Day holiday, City Hall employees will begin their winter hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. These hours will remain in effect through next spring.
On Saturday, August 10, 2019, beginning at 6:00 a.m. and continuing through 6:00 p.m., Pine Street from Fair Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard and Powder Mill Road from County Road 550 to the north end will be closed and Wright Street from Presque Isle Avenue to Lakeshore Boulevard will be closed to thru traffic for the “Ore to Shore” Mountain Bike Race.
The public is advised to use caution when traveling on Wright Street, Hawley Street, River Park Circle and Schneider Mill Court. Race participants will be crossing at designated locations at varying times.
Marquette City Manager Mike Angeli will hold his next community office hours on Wednesday, August 14, from 10 a.m. to noon in the main floor conference room of the Peter White Public Library. The meeting is intended to provide an informal opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and to give citizens the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.
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