LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

 

 

2023 MARJI GESICK REGISTRATION OPENS 10.14.2022 at 8:00PM ET.

We’ll share the link when we’re damn well ready.
THE DATES
09.15.2023 at 12:00PM  100-MILE RUN (Forestville)
09.16.2023 at 7:00AM   50-MILE RUN (Downtown Marquette)
09.16.2023 at 7:30AM   100-MILE BIKE (Forestville)
09.16.2023 at 8:00AM   50-MILE BIKE (Downtown Marquette)
09.16.2023 at 10:00AM Mini-MARJI (Jackson Park, Negaunee)
TIME CUTOFFS
2:00AM, SUNDAY JACKSON PARK
8:30AM, SUNDAY, FINISH LINE
BUCKLE CUTOFFS
100-MILE BIKE     12-HOURS
100-MILE RUN      28-HOURS
DUATHLON           22-HOURS

CHECKPOINTS

Here’s a quick refresher on checkpoints.
1. They will be located directly on the route.
2. You will collect a token from each of them.
3. You won’t know how many there are.
4. You won’t know where they are.
5. You need to present them at the finish line to be a #finisher.
6. If you don’t have all of them – DQ.

SELF-SUPPORTED ETHOS

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.

NEUTRAL SUPPORT

Neutral support (a.k.a “Trail Magic”) is allowed and must be offered to all participants in the vicinity. A complete stranger might save your race.

ROAD RULES

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.

COURSE SIGNAGE & GPS

Course signage is your primary navigational tool but remember they fall down, bears eat em’, people pull them down. That’s why you have a gpx-file and are required 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.