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 5:30pm at the Two Track Grade (Snowmobile Grade) on the West side of M-553 and run a course to the finish line at the Marquette Mountain. 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 Marquette Mountain, covering a course just under 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:

Youth XC MTB

IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!
The Youth Run will start at the Two Track Grade (snowmobile trail) on the other side of CR 553. Please park at Marquette Mountain or the South Trails parking lot and safely make your way across the highway or go under the Carp River bridge (watch out for possible racers coming at you!). Do not park on the highway! We will have road crossing volunteers to assist you if you cross the road.

Youth Trail Run

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.