The Self-Supported Ethos

You are responsible for yourself.

You are on your own. You accept responsibility for your preparation, choices, and outcome. GPS is a mandatory gear item. We have provided a recommended gear list – that means you should have those items on you. Road rules apply across all event categories. Traffic will be active on course. Volunteers WILL NOT be posted at trail or road crossings. Be alert. You’re signing up for an Adventure. In an emergency, dial 911.

We’re not trying to scare you or brag about how hard the day will be. You can do this. We want you to understand what you signed up to do. We want you to be prepared. We want you to understand the penalty for underestimating the challenge, or poor planning. Both could result in undesired consequences.

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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