THE RULES

  1. Have fun! Enjoy the adventure!
  2. Crusher is a self-supported event. You are responsible for you. By doing this event you agree to abide by the Self-Supported ethos at all times.
  3. Carry the right gear for the task at hand.
  4. Road Rules apply. Do not get hit by a car, cause an accident or mayhem.
  5. Approved cycling helmets must be worn at all times.
  6. You must have a GPS unit. NO exceptions.
  7. Cut-off times:
    1. 225 miles – 36 hours.
    2. 50 mile run – 24 hours.
    3. 100 mile bike – 24 hours.
    4. 40 mile bike – 12 hours.
    5. 100 mile run – 36 hours.
  8. The team that completes the course in the least amount of time after Penalties/Bonuses wins.
    1. Teams must stick together at all times – no split checkpoints.
    2. Teams must reach at least 4 of the 8 checkpoints to finish.
    3. There are 4 mandatory checkpoints.They are labeled with RED text in the passport.
    4. Teams may reach checkpoints in any order.
    5. Time penalties/bonuses are as follows:
      1. 4 checkpoints +0hr penalty
      2. 5 checkpoints -1hr bonus
      3. 6 checkpoints -2hr total bonus
      4. 7 checkpoints -4hr total bonus
      5. 8 checkpoints -7hr total bonus
    6. The following road(s)/trail(s) are OFF-LIMITS:
      1. CR 550/Big Bay Rd north of Harlow Lake Road, in its entirety.
  9. You MUST respect private land. Do not trespass unless the passport expressly allows it.
  10. Neutral assistance is allowed from locals and other racers. Neutral being defined as offered equally to everyone!
  11. Competitors can stock up on supplies at a C-store, restaurant, community aid stations, etc.
  12. In the event they leave the course for any reason, competitors must return to the same point they left the course and begin from there. (Teams are exempt here – they have no course!)
  13. The race director reserves the right to disqualify teams for any reason deemed by race officials to be unsportsmanlike or otherwise against the spirit of the event and its self-supported ethos.
  14. Checkpoints are landmark based. You’ll be required to take a picture per the checkpoint descriptions in the Passport.
  15. Upon completion of the event, send your ride file/Strava link and selfies to race director to be double checked and officially logged with a finishing time.

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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