DANNY HILL CHALLENGE
You can’t finish the 100 in 12-hours or less. If you do, we’ll give ya a belt buckle and a one-dollar bill.
We do not offer aid stations. Been that way since day one. In our eyes, you are on your own. No one is out there to save you, and if there is an emergency, you need to dial 911. Show up ready to go self-supported and pray for trail magic.
Here’s a quick refresher on checkpoints.
- They will be located directly on the route.
- You will collect a token from each of them.
- You won’t know how many there are.
- You won’t know where they are.
- You need to present them at the finish line to be a #finisher.
- If you don’t have all of them – DQ.
Will not be available until race week. You can hunt down the 2019 file if you wanna look at the most recent iteration, or use it to pre-ride the course.
And, YES, GPS is required. Signs fall down, blow away, or bears eat them, and people pull them down. The gpx-file and a device of your choice will keep you on track if the signage fails you. If you choose not to use one and things don’t go to plan… you know the drill… don’t blame us.
COURSE SIGNAGE & GPS
Course signage is your primary navigational tool. We’ll put out more than 5,000 signs before race day, but you have to remember, signs fall down, the wind blows them away, bears eat them, or people pull them down. That’s why we give you a gpx file and require you to use it. In the event you get off-course, the gps will bring you back – assuming you know how to use it. We’ll spend the better part of a week preparing the course and double-checking signage, but you still need to be prepared for worse case scenarios.
This is the part where we sound like a broken record. Marji Gesick is a unique ultra-event. Not only do we not operate aid stations, we don’t put volunteers on every corner and road crossing. Racers MUST follow road rules at all times. Respect other racers and motor vehicle traffic, even ATV vehicles you might see on the two-track connectors. No one is out there helping you make good life choices. Be alert. Have your head on a swivel.
Bring ‘em to the start line. We’ll move ‘em to Jackson Park. ONE BAG (22 x 14 x 9) per racer. Keep an eye out for updates on this topic as we move closer to the race.
THOUGHTS ON PARKING
Forestville is absolute chaos on Saturday morning, so don’t act like we didn’t warn ya if you try to show up just before 7:30 and you can’t get anywhere near the pole barn. If getting to the line on time is a challenge, you’re in for a looooong day, eh! We highly recommend getting out there by 5:30am, six at the latest. Again, we warned ya! Camping is not allowed in the Forestville parking lot. The Forestville campground itself is available to Marji Gesick participants by calling the NTN directly and that is the only place at Forestville where camping is allowed. The campground rules apply. Familiarize yourself with them.
Downtown is beautiful and full of parking opportunities, but it’s on you to figure them out. Get there early. We’ll be staging racers between East Washington and Main Street, right on the road (Lakeshore Boulevard) in front of the Ore Dock (not the Brewery). It’s gonna be great, as long as you’re not late. Also, overnight parking is not allowed in most of downtown Marquette’s public parking so make a plan.
EVENT DAYS & TIMES
Friday, 100-Mile Run @ 12:00pm
Saturday, 50-Mile Run @ 7:00am
Saturday, 100-Mile Bike @ Duathlon @ 7:30am
Saturday, 50-Mile Bike @ 8:00am
Saturday, Mini Marji @ 10:00am
Forestville NTN Pole Barn: 100-Mile Bike, Run & Duathlon
Lakeshore Blvd, in front of the Ore Dock: Downtown Marquette
Jackson Mine Park: Mini-Marji
WHERE IS PACKET PICKUP
100-MILE RUNNERS @ Queen City Running Company, Thursday Night 5-8pm.
EVERYONE ELSE @ Blackrocks Brewery , Friday Night 5-8pm.
TRANSFERS & CATEGORY CHANGES
Transfers are done. Category changes are done. You cannot change categories or make transfers.
100-MILE BIKE: 12-HOURS
100-MILE RUN: 28-HOURS