2019 Marji Gesick Out&Back – Cliff Notes
213 Miles – 38 Hours

“Four years ago, Marvin Wanders and I did the Marji Gesick race for the first time. We have done it every year since and this year we had a bunch of other friends sign up to do either the 17-mile, 50-mile or 100-mile versions. It’s my favorite (summer) race and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a challenge – whatever distance you choose. (Except the Out & Back. Not recommended!)”

Read his full story in this PDF.

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