It’s going to open at 8:00pm sharp. No trickery. No early opens. Just a good ole’ fashioned mass panic attack to get registered before it sells out. This is not a joke! Everyone is gonna have one shot to get in, all at once. Don’t take Friday off, or waste your time checking mid-day. 10.15.2021 at 8:00pm. It’s go time.
You’ve been warned!
Where is registration hosted?
MG100, MG50, DUATHLON, MINI-MARJI
MG100 RUN, MG50 RUN
Why did the price go up?
We’re a non-profit helping other communities develop Adventure Teams. Trail donations. Rising costs. We’ve held off for three years and had to make a move. We hope you understand.
Registration News & Notes
Marji Camp registration includes an entry to the race.
Transfers end 8.01.2022.
You cannot transfer an entry from bikereg.com to ultrasignup.com, or vice versa.
WOMEN’S FIELD UNCAPPED?
The women’s field has gone from 10% to 20% since 2018. In 2021 250 women were registered, but I digress for a moment…
Since 2018 we’ve registered around 1,100 people each year. We have no plans to grow beyond this level. The experience of Marji Gesick is more important than the revenue.
The uncapped field for women has been effective, and brought some challenges with it. Most notably, people taking advantage of the uncapped field. We monitor it as best we can but the truth is we don’t have time to make sure folks don’t abuse the system.
On October 15th, 2021 we’re opening registration with 666 spots available for bikers between the MG100, MG50, Mini-Marji, and the Duathlon. The entries will be unrestricted, meaning you if you get one you can feel free to use it or transfer it to whomever your little heart desires.
At 8:01:30, when registration is full, I want to see our field split 75/25. Lets make it happen.
There’s a new buckle in town… and anyone can have it. After they’ve ridden 1,000-miles of Marji Gesick. You’ll get retroactive credit for all miles ridden back to 2015, as long as you #finished. All of the events qualify, including Mini-Marji. Oddly enough, if you do nothing but the Mini it will take 66.6 years to claim the buckle. Can’t make this stuff up! To celebrate this sick new idea we’re offering double-miles in 2022, but the first challenge will be getting a spot!
The Mini is moving… to Negaunee. We’re still working out a few logistics, but we can share in 2022 the Mini-Marji will cover the infamous “Last 15-miles” and have a proper finish line in downtown Ishpeming with everyone else.
How do you prepare to finish “The Marji”?
Two words: MARJI CAMP.
Spend 4 days with us on course, learning the key tactics you’ll need to survive, and complete the Marji Gesick.
COMPLETE THE TRIPLE CROWN AND GAIN LIFETIME ENTRY INTO THE HALL OF PAIN
The Triple Crown consists of three of the toughest events on bike or foot. From the grueling singletrack of Marji Gesick, the relentless wilderness of The Crusher, or the unpredictable weather of The Polar Roll, 906 Adventure Team events are no walk in the park. Athletes that complete one from each of these three events below are granted lifetime entry into our Hall of Pain and are eligible to attend our annual “secret event.”
You do not have to complete all three challenges in the same year, you just have to complete one of each sometime in your lifetime.
12-hours (100-mile bike)
28-hours (100-mile run)
The 100-mile bike and the duathlon event both begin with a .5 mile run.
It’s the opposite of a LeMans start where riders run to their bikes. In this case, you bike 0.5 miles to your run. Bring your own bike and helmet.
Have a plan. Be prepared. Bring the right gear. Bring enough food.
Bring your drop bag to the race start line. Give it to race staff. They will move it to Jackson Park for you.
Out & Back racers can leave a drop bag at Forestville for Saturday morning.
Jackson Park is located at
199 Tobin ST
Negaunee, MI 49866
Your drop bags will be there.
It’s on the race courses at the following mileages:
100 mile events @roughly miles 65 and 85
50 mile events @roughly mile 15 and 35
Hopefully you have family or friends along.
The race does not operate aid stations or provide support. What someone else does or does not do is out of our control. If you show up expecting help from someone you are making a grave mistake.
Blame Todd or Blame Danny.
GPS is mandatory because no one can control what is going to happen to the signs we put up. With GPS, regardless of what the weather does to the course or other variables outside our control, you can still navigate and finish the race.
You are on your own.
GPS is required.
In the event of an emergency call 911.
Road Rules apply.
You MAY accept outside nutrition & hydration assistance.
You may NOT cache anything in the woods trailside.
You may NOT accept mechanical assistance (from anyone but another rider).
There are NO race operated aid-stations.
Your bike is to be human-powered, with no level of assistance
You will not be eligble for cash or buckles without all the chips.
Yes, until August 1st.
- Bike choice: choose what you are most comfortable and confident riding.
- Tire choice: something with side wall protection and some tread.
- Gps: Garmin units are the best and only units we can/will troubleshoot.
- Backup battery: external battery for your phone and garmin
- Appropriate charging cables for your phone and garmin
- Lights: bar mount, handlebar mount. Have backup lights available
- Tools: multi-tool, chain breaker, master link, tire lever, tubes, patches
- Hydration pack
- Change of clothes
- Rain shell
- Emergency blanket
- Cash or debit card
Does a Yooper live in da UP?
12-hours (100-mile bike)
28-hours (100-mile run)
30-hours (Out & Back)
FINISH WHAT YOU START WITH A CUSTOM TRAINING PLAN FROM RLP
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