June 25th - 27th, 2021

Youth Events

The Marquette Trails Festival offers young trail lovers several youth specific options to compete throughout the course of the weekend.

Registration for each event is only $15 until race day when it increases to $20. Youth awards will be presented right after all Youth events.

Friday, June 25th – 5:30pm Youth Trail Run

The kids race will start at 11am at the South Trail head (just up the road from Marquette Mountain) and run a course to the finish line at the Rippling River Resort. The course will be approximately 1.5 miles in length with both singletrack and gravel road sections. Boy and girl age groups are as follows: 5 & under, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-15.

Sunday, June 27th – 8:00am Youth Mountain Bike Race

The race starts and finishes at the Rippling River Resort, covering a course about 3 miles in length. The course is roughly 1/2 singletrack for a real mountain bike race feel and 1/2 gravel road to allow racers to pass. Boy and girl age groups are as follows: 5 & under, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-15.

Course map:
New Courses will be developed as the snow melts off. Keep checking back for updates.
Youth XC Mountain Bike race will be around 3 miles
Youth Trail Run will be around 1.5 miles

Dual slalom racing during the Marquette Trails Festival in Marquette, Michigan.

Additional Options for Kids

Competitive youth are also welcomed into age group categories of the adult cross country mountain bike race and 5k trail runs.