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Marji Gesick

Race Description: Point-to-Point adventure across Marquette County (Michigan). Climb 13,000 feet beginning in Marquette and ending downtown Ishpeming. Race against Tinker Juarez, 2016 Marji Gesick Champion, as he returns in 2017 to defend his title. This race is self-supported. There are no official aid-stations. GPS is required. To qualify as a finisher, you will be required to collect a poker chip from four checkpoints along the course. Location of checkpoints is not disclosed. They will be highly visible the day of the race. In the event you arrive at the finish line without all four checkpoint chips you will not be eligble for belt buckles, dollar bills or awards. Worried about not having aid-stations? Fear not as the community comes out in full force to support this event. Don’t take it from us, take it from the racers.

Web Site: http://906adventureteam.com/marji-gesick

Video Race Preview: "Blame Danny"

Entry Fee: 100-Mile $75, 50-Mile $65

Entry Fee Includes:

Race Entry
Chance to claim a belt buckle (100-milers)
The opportunity to do something 60% before you have failed to finish

Registration: http://906adventureteam.com/marji-gesick

Registration Limit: 

Date/Time: September 23rd, 6:00AM

Location: Ishpeming, Michigan

Begins at the NTN Forestville Pole Barn and ends in Downtown Ishpeming. This IS NOT a loop race.

Awards: Belt buckle for 100-Mile racers Tuff Enuff to finish under 12-Hours. Don’t under estimate the difficulty of this race! After two years 450+ people have tried and only 30 have succeeded. The Marji Gesick is more of a race against yourself than it is a race against the field. Finishing is the ultimate reward. Belt buckles and dollar bills are just icing on the cake.

Payout: $1.00 for each of Top 3 Men and Women 100 & 50-Mile racers.

Trail Description: 100 miles and 13,000 vertical feet armored with rocks, roots, drops, jump lines, flow trails, grueling climbs, dangerous technical descents and a final fifteen miles designed to push riders to their mental and physical limits.

Directions: 

BY AIR:

Sawyer International Airport (MQT) 20 Minute drive to Marquette
Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport (MSP) 6 hour drive to Marquette
General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) 5 hour drive to Marquette
Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB) 3 hour drive to Marquette

Googlemaps Link: MG100    MG50

Course Map: MG100 GPX File    MG50 GPX File

Trail Description: 100 miles and 13,000 vertical feet armored with rocks, roots, drops, jump lines, flow trails, grueling climbs, dangerous technical descents and a final fifteen miles designed to push riders to their mental and physical limits.

It was like a ninja-warrior course for bikes.-- Marji Gesick 100 participant, 2016
100 Miles or 50 Miles consisting of primarily singletrack, two-track and dirt roads. Point-to-point. Rocks. Roots. Climbs. Descents. Jump lines. Flow trails. Machine-built trails. Hand-built trails. You’ll experience everything in one epic ride.

Lodging: http://www.travelmarquettemichigan.com

Places to Visit: TBD

Press Coverage: 

http://www.petesgarage.com/articles/marji-gesick-2016-confessions-of-a-moron-pg1115.htm

http://www.endurancepath.com/2016/10/my-first-marji-gesick-100-race-report/

http://careylowery.blogspot.com/2016/10/marji-gesick-100-err-110-race-report.html

Video: 

MARJI GESICK ADVENTURE 2016 NORTH TRAILS! 

 Ishpeming MI - Marji Gesick Event