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WE WANT EQUAL REPRESENTATION FOR MEN AND WOMEN

We host events for people. Men, women, children. ALL people. We feel everyone should be represented, and we want to create an atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable. To that end, we will keep categories uncapped for female participants – even when we’re sold out. You won’t see us make a big deal about it  and you probably haven’t read about it in a big bike mag (you actually have to pay for those), but we’ve been promoting equal representation since 2018 because it’s the right thing to do – not to please shareholders.

It’s not about how fast you finish. it’s about IF you finish, and every finish matters. We’ve witnessed thousands of people finish since 2015 at events such as Polar Roll, Marji Gesick, and the Crusher. Elites baffle us with their speed while every-day men and women inspire us with resilience and tenacity. Everyone deserves a person waiting for them at the finish line – so if you won’t quit, we won’t quit.

It’s not going to be easy. We create events to change you. Welcome to the family, CRUSHER.

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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