40 Miles

The event for the unconvinced

THE ROUTE

An Enhanced Gravel Loop beginning and ending at the Forestville Basecamp. In our opinion, a perfect introduction to the community.

REQUIREMENTS

All event participants are required to follow the self-supported ethos, take photos at checkpoints and to abide by the rules. GPS is mandatory. The course is not marked. Recommended gear lists are provided and may be updated prior to the race.

Our 40-mile event starts and finishes at the Forestville Basecamp. Make sure you read and are familiar with our self-supported ethos. We take it seriously, and so should you.

CRUSHER PASSPORT

You will be provided a booklet in lieu of a number plate. Traditional race plates are dead to us. Think of your passport as your number plate. DO NOT LOSE IT. You might be required to show it at checkpoints, if Todd surprises you and shows up. The passport will contain helpful information such as: recommended gear checklist, the rules, course information, bail point information, and more. We can guarantee 69% of the information provided is accurate.

BASECAMP | LOGISTICS

2020 is the year of EX (Extra-Enhanced). CrusherEX events are accomplished solo (not recommended, or in small groups). You’ll be genuinely self-supported, or will coordinate your own support crew. All courses begin and end at the same trailhead.

Date: Complete your CrusherEX event anytime between July 1st – October 1st, 2020.

Where: All events leave from the Forestville Trailhead Rustic Campground (Google it).

Time: You can start any time, just think it through, and understand how it impacts when you might be in the dark.

Beacons: We are working with Trackleaders to provide Beacons to racers who wish to use one. If you own a beacon, Trackleaders can connect your device to our map. When we have a link to their activation form, we’ll place it here. We will need your help forecasting how many devices we will need at one time as we work our way through the summer. Please indicate via our survey when you plan to do your CrusherEX here.

Checkpoint selfies: This is important. Selfies are required at specific checkpoints. Your passport will contain all the info.  Checkpoint selfies will be required with your ride file to verify completion of your CrusherEX event. Email to: todd@906adventureteam.com.

Ride file: Email your ride file to us upon completion of your CrusherEX event. We may be able to use your tracker file assuming you used one, and assuming it worked.

Cut-Offs:

225EX = 36 hours

100EX Run = 36 hours

100EX Bike = 24 hours

50EX Run = 24 hours

40EX = 12 hours

Team = 12 hours

SHUTTLE SERVICES

Not provided.

KEY POINTS

      • RECOMMENDED GEAR IS… RECOMMENDED.
      • GPS IS MANDATORY… but we won’t know if you don’t have one.
      • GPX-files will be provided by the event prior to race day.
      • The course IS NOT MARKED.
      • Cell service is unreliable, if not impossible.

SUPPORT CREW

Allowed.

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.

Adventure is OPEN. Crusher is ON.

Read The Update

It’s all about community.

We asked you to #adapt in 2020, and you did. Now we’re asking you to join us and #forge ahead. 2021 is about doing what you do best, making the most of what you have, and getting better every day.

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 $141,000 to the trail-builders of RAMBA, NTN, Sisu Dirt Crews, WinMan and the DCNT. We also support youth adventure programs in three communities and have plans for that number to grow in the near future.

In 2021 we’re building a learning management system to train 150+ volunteer Adventure Leaders, and have our eyes on the future: planning to grow from 500 youth served to thousands. Together with your continued support and a network of dedicated partners, we will connect kids with each other, their communities, and give them a healthy alternative to time spent on devices.

 

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