Incident and Emergency Plan

EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN

CrusherEX Statement: Participants who opt into the EX events must realize they are completely on their own. All EX courses are remote, rugged , and difficult to access by vehicle. We advise against solo attempts and recommend everyone utilize a small group format to complete their event. Failure to enter the EX course fully prepared and equipped could have dire consequences. Do not under estimate the difficulty of this event. Once on-course you are the only one who can get yourself out of there.

Self-Supported: This race operates as a self-supported adventure. Road rules apply. The race does not operate aid stations. Volunteers do not cover road crossings. Racers are on their own and must fend for themselves. They can receive food/water from friends or family but no other assistance is permissible unless received from a fellow racer (mechanical).

Racer Director: Todd Poquette, 906-748-0034 or todd@906adventureteam.com

Search and Rescue:

  1. All emergency response will be handled by Search and Rescue.
  2. In case of emergency all calls will be directed to 911 with central dispatch handling asset coordination.
  3. Racers are advised ROAD RULES APPLY.

GPX File*

The event will provide a GPX file for participants to use as a primary source of navigation. Participants are advised GPS units are required and the race director assumes no responsibility for those who fail to follow the rules. Adventure Race Teams will not receive a GPX file.

Self-Supported Ethos

You will be expected to abide by the self-supported ethos. You are on your own. You accept responsibility for your preparation, choices, and outcome. Solo events will utilize GPS navigation. GPS is a mandatory gear item. You’ll also be expected to pass a gear check to confirm you have all required gear. A list of required gear is found within the website. Road rules apply, you will not find happy smiling volunteers stopping traffic. In case of emergency dial 911. 225-mile participants can pay for the supported event package that includes a tracking beacon from Trackleaders, the beacon allows people to track the racer real-time online.

It’s all about community.

906 Adventure Team is a 501c3 Non-Profit based in Marquette, Michigan. Since 2014 we have been creating outdoor adventure experiences for youth through Adventure Bike Club and events like Polar Roll, The Crusher, and Marji Gesick. Our take on life is pretty simple – it’s an adventure. In life (and adventure) stuff doesn’t always go to plan. Things go wrong. Bad things happen to good people and you don’t overcome it by complaining or pointing fingers. The truth is adversity brings out the best of us – by taking us down unknown paths to find it. 

 

906 Adventure Team uses revenue from the events to support trail organizations and create more youth Adventure Teams. 

 

The Marji Gesick will donate $27,000 to local trails this year, bringing total trail donations since 2015 to $216,000. 

 

In 2022, with the help of corporate partners, we invested $40,000 in youth programs for three new Adventure Team communities. Resilience, confidence, community, and a sense of belonging have never been more important than it is for kids today. Adventure Teams help them “find their people”, the way you feel like you’ve found yours at Marji. 

 

We want you to know when you support 906 Adventure Team and the events you’re making life better here in Marquette County and in communities across the Midwest. 

 

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