MARJI GESICK CHECKPOINTS
There will be a number of hidden checkpoints throughout the course. At each checkpoint you will find customized tokens. Take ONE. You MUST bring a token from each checkpoint to the finish line and turn them in. In the event you miss or lose one you will be disqualified from prize money and belt buckle contention.
MG BUCKLE INTEGRITY
We realize the Integrity of the Buckle must be protected. Therefore, anyone found to have not followed the exact race course, will be disqualified from Belt Buckle consideration.
If you violate any of the race covenants you will be disqualified from buckle consideration.
We also encourage all racers to scrutinize race files wherever you may find them posted and heckle, mercilessly heckle, anyone who accepts a belt buckle having not completed the course proper!
Decisions to disqualify are at the discretion of the Race Director. NUE point awards and standings will be left to the discretion of the NUE Race Director.
SHUTTLE & DROPBAGS
- There are no shuttles.
- We’ll get drop bags to the park in Negaunee for you.
- Drop bags can be given to Race Staff the morning of the event at the start lines.
- Drop bags will be moved from Jackson Park to the finish line after you have passed through that checkpoint the second time. You MUST let one of our volunteers know you would like your bag sent to the finish line.
- At 2:00AM Sunday morning any remaining drop bags at Jackson Park will be sent to the finish line.
IF YOU HAVE NOT LEFT JACKSON PARK BY 2:00AM SUNDAY MORNING YOU HAVE #UNFINISHEDBUSINESS.
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
We need to know where you are. So if you drop out, for whatever reason, TEXT THE NUMBER ON YOUR BIB. If we do not hear from you, we assume you’re still out there somewhere. In the event you drop there is no sag wagon or race-supported pick-up option. You are on your own to get back.
ROAD RULES APPLY
You must obey applicable traffic laws. There are no volunteers covering road crossings. Competitors found to be violating traffic laws, endangering motorists or fellow riders will be disqualified from the race.
AWARDS & PRIZES
Cash: Overall winners receive a $1.00 bill or $2.00 bill, depending on event.
Hardware: Belt Buckles for
12-hours (100-mile bike)
28-hours (100-mile run)
28-hours (Out & Back – only held every five years)
MONEY FOR THE TRAILS
The Marji Gesick has raised nearly $30,000 for local trail orgainzations since 2015. We operate as a non-profit event!
100-Mile MTB and 100-mile duathlon participants will complete a traditional LeMans (approximately .5 miles)
100-Mile Ultra-Runners will complete a LeBike ride (approximately .5 miles)***
50-Mile events do not do a LeMans or LeBike
*** Runners need to provide their own bike and helmet for the LeBike.
We would like to remind everyone the race does not operate aid stations. You should be fully self-supported. You may come across pop-up aid stations or trail angels but their location will be unknown.
NUE RACE CATEGORIES
100-Mile Men’s Open
100-Mile Fat Bike (Will be combined with Men’s Open for NUE points)
100-Mile Master’s 50+
100-Mile Women’s Open
50-Mile Men’s Open
50-Mile Fat Bike (Will be combined with Men’s Open for NUE points)
50-Mile Master’s 50+
50-Mile Women’s Open
15-Mile Bike or Run
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 Gesick, Polar 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:
- Since 2015, we’ve given back more than $125,000 to the trail-builders of RAMBA, NTN, Sisu Dirt Crews, WinMan and the DCNT.
- 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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