JUNE 25-28, 2020

How do you get ready for The Marji? You ride it.

Join us at Marji Camp, where you’ll ride the trails in the race and learn from those that have finished, and those that have failed, on what it takes to complete The Marji Gesick. At the end of the weekend attendees will be able to purchase an entry to the 2020 Marji Gesick.



Drink beer.


Report to Jackson Park at 8:00am for breakfast and an overview of the weekend. Get split up into one of 8 groups for a day of riding, sessioning, learning and fun. Friday evening is yours after 5:00pm.


Report to Jackson Park at 8:00am for breakfast. More riding, more fun. Saturday evening is yours after 5:00pm.


We’re going to ride but we want to see how the weekend goes.


  • Danny Hill
  • Todd Poquette
  • Matt Acker
  • Nick Afton
  • Carey Lowrey
  • Stacie Poquette


We provide breakfast and lunch on Friday & Saturday. You’re on your own for dinner both nights. 231 West and Velodrome will keep you fueled and riding all-day.

Recommended Equipment:

  • If you’re camping, don’t forget your gear.
  • Set up your rig for race day and use this weekend to shake it down
  • Bring a variety of clothing for a variety of potential weather conditions.
  • Bring rain gear.
  • You may want to consider knee pads, elbow pads.
  • GPS (pre-load the 100-mile or 50-Mile gpx)
  • Your favorite bug dope
  • Whiskey (if you’re old enough)

2019 Marji Camp Testimonial

” Everything was first class in typical Marji fashion. The organization was on point. The campground was awesome. The food was great (those sandwiches!!!). The speakers did a great job and were super helpful. I was spoiled and was in Danny’s group. I cant imagine there is a better tour guide for those trails. I can’t think of one negative or anything I would have done differently. Kudos to you and your team. Great stuff, man. See you in September.”

It’s all about community.

While a lot of races out there are run by for-profit companies, that’s not the case for Marji GesickPolar Roll and The Crusher. All of our events are productions of the 906 Adventure Team, a 501(c)3 whose mission is to empower people to become the best version of themselves through outdoor adventure. We don’t have a large staff of people (two, to be exact) or significant overhead, and that enables us to donate a significant portion of race revenues in two ways:

  1. Since 2015, we’ve given back more than $110,000 to the trail-builders of RAMBA, NTN, Sisu Dirt Crews, WinMan and the DCNT.
  2. We also support youth adventure programs in three communities, investing over $35,000 this year alone in equipment, training, and gear to remove barriers for all kids. Our summer and after-school programs now have over 350 participants, and spots fill up as quickly as Marji Gesick. There is a need we’re trying to fill: to connect kids with their communities and get them off devices.

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