Hope Starts Here Challenge

On Saturday, May 12, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and continuing through 1:00 p.m., the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center will be hosting the annual “Hope Starts Here Challenge”. Events will include a kids 1 mile run and 5k, 10k, and half marathon runs, a duathlon, and a family-friendly walk and bike ride on the multi-use path.

The kids 1 mile run, the duathlon 5K runs, and the 5K and 10K runs start at Lakeview Arena then head east on the sidewalk on Fair Avenue, then north along the multi-use path toward Presque Isle Park. The 1-mile run will turn around before the intersection with Wright Street. The 5K turns around near the Dead River Bridge. 10K race continues to and around Presque Isle before returning. Returning runners will use the multi-use bike along Pine Street and then cross Pine Street to return to Lakeview Arena.

The half marathon starts at Lakeview Arena then heads east on the sidewalk on Fair Avenue before crossing Lakeshore Boulevard and proceeding south on the multi-use pathway. The course continues south on the multi-use pathway to the turnaround at the Carp River. The course then returns toward Lakeview Arena, going past Lakeview Arena and continuing to and around Presque Isle before returning. Returning runners will use the multi-use bike along Pine Street and then cross Pine Street to return to Lakeview Arena.

The duathlon will consist of a 5k run, 10-mile mountain bike, and 5k run. The 5k run will follow the same route described above. The 10-mile mountain bike race will start at Lakeview Arena, cross Pine Street and enter the Berry Events parking lot, then proceed through NMU to the pedestrian corridor located west of Lakeshore Boulevard, in the process crossing Wright Street, Hawley Street, Schneider Mill Road, and Powdermill Road.

The family-friendly walk and bike ride will start at Lakeview Arena and will use the sidewalk along Fair Ave to NMU crossing at Presque Isle Avenue. The turnaround is at the discretion of the participant.

No roads will be closed; however, the public is asked to be aware of pedestrians crossing the streets.

 

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Marinas remain closed due to ice pack

Due to the Lake Superior ice pack, both Cinder Pond Marina and Presque Isle Marina will remain closed until crews can gain access to do seasonal repairs. Cinder Pond Marina office will open beginning May 1 from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. City staff will evaluate conditions on an ongoing basis and future updates will be made available on the City’s website:

https://www.marquettemi.gov/departments/community-services/parks-and-recreation/marinas.

 

Any questions can be directed to Community Services-Parks and Recreation at 228-0460 or Cinder Pond Marina office at 228-0469.

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Electronic waste collection set for Sept. 19

Marquette Community residents are welcome to bring their electronic waste to Lakeview Arena parking lot located at 401 E. Fair Ave. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. Please enter on Fair Avenue and exit onto Pine Street This is a free event so please consider making a monetary donation at the collection site to the Feeding America Food Bank on the day of the event.
Items accepted for recycling include: all computer and related items (CPU/mouse/keyboard), laptops, tablets, printers, CRT and flat screen televisions (projection TV’s are not accepted), CRT and flat screen computer monitors, scanners, fax machines, cell phones, DVD and CD players and stereo equipment.

This event is made possible by Comprenew and the electronic manufacturers that support the Michigan Electronics Takeback Program coordinated by the Michigan DEQ.

For any questions, please contact Steve Noble at Nobles4@michigan.gov or 517-449-6153.

 

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PUBLIC ART TASK FORCE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 24

An additional Public Art Task Force meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 4:30 p.m. The Task Force will continue to discuss the draft of the Public Art Ordinance. This meeting will be held at the City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center located at 217 N. Front Street in the lower level of the Peter White Public Library. Please call 228-0472 or email art-culture@mqtcty.org for more information.

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Starting immediately, the Presque Isle Park will be closed in its entirety due to inclement weather and wave height. Signage and barricades will be placed at the entrance to the island. Any additional questions or concerns can be addressed by contacting the Marquette City Police Department at 906-228-0400. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. ... See MoreSee Less

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Effective immediately, Lakeshore Blvd., from Hawley St. to Fair Ave,, will be closed to through traffic due to high wave activity causing flooding ... See MoreSee Less

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City of Marquette - Municipal Government

The Marquette City Police Department would like to welcome the newest officer to the department; Officer Griffin!

Officer Griffin graduated from the Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy in August and has been working for the Chocolay Township Police Department. He offically swore his oath in the Marquette City Commission Chambers yesterday.

Congratulations and again welcome, Officer Griffin!!
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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

 

Hours

City Hall:

M-F: 8 am - 5 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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