Copper Harbor to Marquette
Our 225-mile event starts in Copper Harbor with a GPS file and a SPOT transmitter, after that you’re on your own. It’s an adventure. Make sure you read and are familiar with our self-supported ethos. We take it seriously, and so should you. Participants can pay for the supported event package at registration that includes a tracking beacon from Trackleaders, the beacon allows people to track the racer real-time online.
We’ll meet at the Forestville Basecamp on Friday afternoon, the race will shuttle you to Copper Harbor to camp at the Trail’s End Campground. Camp breakfast will be provided by the talented trail builders of Rock Solid Contracting. After you start the race, the shuttle will take your camping gear back to the Forestville basecamp.
Some users and web browsers have issues with GPX files. We will assist in loading onto your GPS unit at Basecamp on Friday night. Until then if you’re having issues call your techy friend who has done this before. This is not the final GPX file and is only a sample, but close enough for scouting, recon and general course knowledge. It’s close, but not quite exact.
Start, checkpoints & cut-offs
225-Mile race will start at 5:30am with a 36-hour cut-off time to be listed with an official result.
This is not a traditional rollout format. Racers will be required to get their event-supplied passports marked by race officials at the Trails End Campground start point. The national anthem will be played and then the start will be signaled at 5:30am. Then racers are free to leave.
Racers must be through the L’Anse Checkpoint by 10:00pm Saturday night. That gives racers about 16 hours to complete the first 110-130 miles. If you have not made it to, or have not left Lanse by 10:00pm, you will be pulled from the race. All racers that get pulled at L’anse will get a ride back to the Forestville Basecamp, but probably not until very late that night.
There will be 3 aid station checkpoints directly on course, racers will be required to have race-supplied passports marked by course officials. Racers will be informed of aid station locations before the event.
The Crusher race team will wait at Basecamp for all finishers who leave L’Anse by 10:00pm cutoff until they
C) Exceed 36-hours.
At 5:30 PM on Sunday, The Crusher event is complete. All racers still on course are self-supported and will be marked as DNF on the official results. Racers are free to camp at Forestville on Sunday night.
• GPS mandatory
• Course GPX will be posted in spring (as soon as the roads are passable)
• No course markings.
• Racer Meeting: Friday night, TBD
• Race Director will provide a course file, you will load on the GPS, and follow.
• Required gear checklist provided.
• Pre-race gear check performed, if anything is missing you will be DQ’d.
• 36-hour time limit.
• Mid-route cutoff time TBD.
• The Crusher Race Staff has reserved 50 sites at Trails End. They can be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis. Sites will need to accommodate multiple tents/racers.
• Race start: Saturday, 5:30am