Ho. Ho. Ho. Merry Christmas. Crusher is back... and we have some news.
We'll be offering MS (Mass Start) events and EX (Expedition)s too.
MS weekend is July 16, 2022. Distances offered will be 175, 100, and 40 miles. We wilL offer a 50NFR (Not fun Run) for runners. The routes will be 100% new, uncrushed territory. Basecamp will be Otter Lake Campground, located east of Marquette in the Hiawatha National Forest. We rented the whole place for the weekend. Reservations will be on a first come, first served basis. More info on that after Christmas.
Here's the website link: https://otterlakemichigan.com/. Amenties include:
Electric and non electric sites available
Fire rings and picnic tables at all camp sites
Newly modernized bath houses with spacious, walk-in showers
Canoes, row boats & paddle boats available for rent
Pets welcome, please keep on a leash
Dog Walk Trail
CAMPING IS PAID FOR WITH YOUR REGISTRATION.
SUPERIOR TIMING WILL BE TIMING THE EVENT.
Now... for those of you seeking an EX-pedition. We got you. July 1 - September 30. You know the rules. If you don't you will soon. Your are on your own. No one is out there to save you. EX routes will remain in the same general region they have lived the past two years. Moving forward... you can plan to see MS (Mass Start) routes east of Marquette, and EX routes to the west-northwest. Paul was out doing recon this fall and found a lot of new FUn stuff for 2022.
TIMING FOR EX EVENTS WILL CONTINNUE TO BE VIA TRACKLEADERS.
YES... THERE WILL BE A FIST CHALLENGE... FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE INTERESTED. EX ONLY.
It's been a minute since the last proper mass start. Allow me to share a few things you need to know about the way it'll roll... Each event will have a start time. That's when your clock starts. You cannot leave before your scheduled event start time, but you can leave later if you want to sleep in. You paid for the experience, have it your way. Pads will be in place to capture your start and finish. All courses will begin and end at the campground. It'll be without a doubt the nicest venue we've been able to offer, so get your butt signed up and don't miss out on a chance to be part of the first time we explore the Hiawatha.