The course returns to THE Point-2-Point format in 2020. Racers will start in downtown Marquette and make their way to the west end via trails groomed specifically for fat-bikes, and some snowmobile trails. The course will challenge your legs with punchy climbs and your bike handling with downhills so fast you’ll be tempted to reach for your brakes. Let it rip. Fat-biking through the Iron Range takes you deep into the Northwoods, across frozen swamps, and up climbs to reveal tailings piles in the distance – a reminder of the area’s mining history.

Long Course

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SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH

5:00-8:00PM Packet Pickup at Westwood Mall
There will be no early packet pickup. Zip. Zilch. Zero.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH

6:30-7:30AM Last chance packet pick-up
8:00AM 30-mile race rolls out
Bike: Downtown Marquette
Snowshoe: Ishpeming High School

Important note: The long snowshoe is going to do two laps of the short route. You’ll begin and end at Ishpeming High School. You’ll go through the finish line after yourfirst lap and do it again.

7:00PM To maintain safety, we will pull racers from the course at 7:00pm
7:00PM After party opens/complimentary pizza from Domino’s
7:30PM Awards Ceremony
8:00PM Double Trouble DJ’s Entertainment

The transfer deadline has passed. We will not do transfers or category changes at packet pickup. Don’t ask.

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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 $125,000 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.