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Official MCR16 Registration Thread - Event: Sept 16
« on: Apr 08, 2017, 01:53:12 PM »
Welcome to our 16th Marlin Crawler Round Up Event!
Sept 15-17, 2016 - Rubicon Springs, California

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Click here to download Registration file (v1.1, PDF, 722 KB)

Click here for a Rubicon Trail Brochure
Rubicon Trail Ethics and Tread Lightly Principles
Detailed Rubicon Trail Map
Alternate Trail Map

Welcome to the Marlin Crawler Round-Up
The Marlin Crawler Round-Up is one of the largest Toyota-based 4WD events in the world. Held every fall on the world-famous Rubicon trail, the Round-Up has developed into the premiere trail-ride sponsor for the Rubicon Trail Foundation (RTF), a federally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to the future health of the Rubicon trail (see http://rubicontrail.org for more info).

Unique Customer Appreciation Experience
This event was first held in the fall of 2001 as a way for Marlin to thank his customers for their support and trust in his products. It was a simple, free event & included a BBQ lunch. After 2003, our appreciation was expanded to include the efforts of the Rubicon Trail Foundation. The event has seen tremendous growth ever since!

Each year participants from the Marlin Crawler Community take on the grueling 17-mile Rubicon trail on an epic journey to the beautiful and historic Springs Campground. Part of the uniqueness and excitement of the event is how members from our large online community forum come together for the first time, putting faces to usernames and getting to see Build Projects in person. The event has attracted forum members from as far away as Florida & Hawaii, as well as international members from Canada, Denmark, Germany, and Australia! But the event isn’t only for Marlin Crawler forum members and Toyota owners! Rigs of all bolt sizes are always on hand and are sure to turn heads! If your rig is Rubicon-capable, then please register today! We’d love to wheel the ‘Con with ya!

Come join the fun!
This Sept 16th we will be celebrating our 16th year of giving back to the Rock Crawling community. Whether you enter the trail from Loon Lake or from Tahoe Lake, get ready for an event to remember!

•   2.5-mile Nature Hike with Marlin Crawler
•   Helicopter Rides (to be confirmed)
•   Mechanics Repair Station
           
•   Horseshoe Tournament
•   Frisbee Golf Tournament
•   R/C Rock Crawl Competition

We are planning a delicious Tri-tip dinner, Award Ceremony, a RTF-benefiting Raffle, and a multi-item Grand Prize Marlin Crawler Raffle. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the RTF. To date, $102,996 has been raised and donated by this event to the Rubicon Trail!

Come join the fun at this year's 16th-annual Marlin Crawler Round-Up!

Event Schedule:

Friday (Sept 15):
Marlin's 61st Birthday! :party:
1p – 5p   Registration booth open at Springs Campground (come pick-up your registration packet!)
1p – 5p   Raffle Ticket sales

Saturday (Sept 16):
10a – 5p   Registration booth open (come pick-up your registration packet!)
10a – 7p   Raffle Ticket sales
10a      Frisbee Golf Tournament
12p      Horseshoe Tournament
12p      Helicopter Rides (TO BE CONFIRMED)
1p      2.5 mile Marlin Crawler Nature Hike (starts from Registration Booth)
2p      R/C Rock Crawl Competition (TO BE CONFIRMED)
5p      Dinner Starts :meal:
7p      Raffle Starts
9p      Event is officially over! Enjoy the bonfire, music, and socializing with fellow gear heads just as crazy as you!

Pro Tip: Saturday Night Exit Strategy:
Many choose to leave and night-wheel to either Buck Island or the top of Cadillac to set-up camp for the night. This makes for a FAR more relaxing and enjoyable Sunday exit. Even if you are not in a hurry Sunday morning, it is fun to get ahead and wave rigs farewell as they pass through. If you take this night-wheel'n suggestion, plan ahead to be sober at the end of the event before getting into your truck. Night-wheeling is a lot of fun but also challenging, especially through two of the harder parts of the Rubicon (Cadillac Hill or Big Sluice). Please be well prepared and extra patient. Don't risk an unnecessary late-night injury to yourself, your truck, or the trail because you were tired and it was dark. Remember you chose to night-wheel so respect and enjoy the extra challenges! In our opinion this is a highly fun way to add memories to the event and we strongly recommend caravaning for safety & support. :driving:

Sunday (Sept 17):

6a      Early birds get out relaxed :turtle3: with ease :hattip: and with time to grab a rewarding lunch in Tahoe or Placerville. :beerchug:
8a      It's a traffic jam! :willynilly:
10a      If you are still in the springs at this time then we recommend waiting until 1pm to leave. Just relax, make a nice lunch, walk your campsite for any left behind trash, and enjoy the beautiful nature around you :thumbs:
         Have a safe time exiting the trail and driving back home!

Sunday Exit Strategy:
As mentioned above, because the Springs Campground is situated between two of the more difficult sections of all Rubicon, Cadillac Hill to the north and The Big Sluice to the south, traffic backs-up quickly. To make matters worse, there are multiple narrow sections such that if one truck breaks down then no one is moving until it's fixed. If this is your first time attending a Rubicon event of this magnitude then take note: The raffle will end after dark and the bonfire will still be kindling warm long after midnight. If you have a long drive to get home Sunday night then we implore you to be back on the trail before 6am. Be responsible with your time: Partying until 2am with your alarm clock set for 5am is a recipe for disaster.

:camping: :meal: :wave:
Official Run CB Channel: CH 10



Marlin Crawler does NOT support any type of Trail Abuse or any kind of Ignorance to our Natural Resources and Public Roads. We advise ALL attendees to please print out and follow the Rubicon Trail Ethics and Tread Lightly Principles. Respect the land that we have and those who care for and work hard to keep our Public Land open to the Public! Any violations of the Trail Ethics and Tread Lightly Principles may result in serious and possible legal repercussions.

Please Tread Lightly at the 16th Annual Marlin Crawler Round Up!

   
« Last Edit: Apr 10, 2017, 11:37:50 AM by BigMike »
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Event Features

The Main Event:
The main event will be held Saturday, September 16th at the Rubicon Springs Campground. We strongly recommend all participants arrive at the Springs Campground on Friday or earlier to avoid heavy traffic. Please note this is private property and only registrants may camp without penalty from the property caretaker(s).

Registration:
STRICT Deadline: July 31. This is the only way to get a Grand Prize Ticket! Registration Packets will be waiting for you at our Registration Booth behind the Caretaker's Cabin, Springs Campground beginning Friday afternoon at 1pm.
There will be no late registration however we will accept on-site registrations with the following penalties: a) Cost an extra $20 that will be donated to the Rubicon Trail Foundation, b) Cannot guarantee a t-shirt your size will be available, c) Cannot guarantee a meal will be available, and d) NO GRAND PRIZE TICKET.

Find a Group:
Cramming 150+ Rock Crawlers onto any single trail is a real challenge. If you are traveling alone, we strongly encourage joining a group! It's easy to post right here to our forum to find a travel group. Rock Crawling with others is a great way to meet people, learn trail safety, etiquette, and watch other rigs in action!

Grand Prize Raffle:
Everyone who registers before the July 31st cutoff will receive a Grand Prize Ticket! The Grand Prize Raffle takes place after the general raffle, and is very exciting, offering multiple, large Marlin Crawler prizes such as a rebuilt heavy duty transmission!

Raffle Ticket Pre-Sales:
We are now offering Raffle Ticket pre-sales! Located on page 3 of the event registration packet linked above, you will find optional Raffle Ticket Pre-Sale choices. Pre-sale and on-site tickets will come from the same ticket sequence and color, and will be mixed together for the raffle. Therefore, the odds of winning are the same! The purpose for the pre-sale is to encourage more donations for RTF (100% of raffle ticket sales are donated to the RTF). If you purchase raffle tickets and cannot make the event, we will refund your raffle purchase(s) minus $10 which we'll donate to the RTF.

Saturday Events:
Check the Registration Booth for time/locations. $1 entry fee per person/event, donated to RTF!

Mechanics Pit:
Should your rig find itself beaten and bruised from the trail, we will have mechanics on-site located just south-east of the caretaker's cabin. Donations accepted for the RTF.

Helicopter Rides:
TO BE CONFIRMED We are working on getting our popular Rubicon Helicopter rides back for this year's event! Confirmation to be posted on our website. If confirmed, rides will take place Saturday afternoon and will cost approximately $60/person. Enjoy an unforgettable bird's eye view as you check-out Spider Lake, Buck Island, and the entire Springs area from above!

Plan for NO Campfires:
It is no secret that California is in a serious drought. As such it is highly likely that the El Dorado National Forest Service (EDNFS) will enforce fire restrictions during our event. Please be prepared for "No Burn" regulations and always take precaution when using your cooking or heating apparatuses! Propane-powered portable camp fires (such as a Camco 58031) are usually acceptable but we advise checking with the EDNFS first.
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Current list of Registrants (last updated -/--/--)

#     NameState      Rig Year      Rig Model      Forum Username            Week's Winner?
2016 6-speed Manual 2GR-FKS TRD Sport Tacoma       
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
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Yes!!!! What the people have been waiting for.... :clap:
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Printed out registration form. Hope to get it in ASAP!  :gap: :yupyup:

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Just faxed mine in!
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Hopefully I can finish my build before this event! Looks like a blast.

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Hopefully I can finish my build before this event! Looks like a blast.

If you can I will be leading a convoy out of WA down for it. Well actually we will be leaving for an entire week down in CA with Fordyce trail and High Lakes as well. Reach out to me if you can make it.  :thumbs:
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Event Features

Plan for NO Campfires:
It is no secret that California is in a serious drought. As such it is highly likely that the El Dorado National Forest Service (EDNFS) will enforce fire restrictions during our event. Please be prepared for "No Burn" regulations and always take precaution when using your cooking or heating apparatuses! Propane-powered portable camp fires (such as a Camco 58031) are usually acceptable but we advise checking with the EDNFS first.

Is this just cut and paste from the last couple years or are you guys really not expecting them to allow campfires this year with all the water and snow you guys got this year?
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"RockcrawlinJK [05:04 PM]:   My fleshlight uses the cr123"

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Is this just cut and paste from the last couple years or are you guys really not expecting them to allow campfires this year with all the water and snow you guys got this year?

I would expect no fires in the summer. Pretty standard.
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If you can I will be leading a convoy out of WA down for it. Well actually we will be leaving for an entire week down in CA with Fordyce trail and High Lakes as well. Reach out to me if you can make it.  :thumbs:

Will do! hopefully will be buying a tow rig, here in the next month. But I gotta swap everything to my extended cab. Then front and rear link kits. Hopefully I get it done in time, and will forsure let you know.

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Mailed it off this morning. Looking forward to a solid weekend of wheeling.

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Mike, do you want me and T to send in the registration form? Remember you gave us a free ride last year at the raffle!!
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Sending in the registration but have a question about the co-pilot. If he can't make it and I find another, what do we do about the waiver?

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Sending in the registration but have a question about the co-pilot. If he can't make it and I find another, what do we do about the waiver?

When you show up to the Springs, have the New Co-Piolet sign the waiver when you pick up your packet.
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greatly looking forward to my first MCR!!
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I am mailing my registration in tomorrow. Very excited as this is our first time on the roundup. We are from Elk Grove and looking for a group to join.

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I am mailing my registration in tomorrow. Very excited as this is our first time on the roundup. We are from Elk Grove and looking for a group to join.

When are you planning on going up? Im in Elk Grove also. I think we are heading up the Weds of the Round up. I went up last year and got up there late on Thursday last year and camped at loon for the night. Then went in Friday morning. Breaking camp with my wife and kid is a pain. I think the wife enjoys watching me pack the 4runner with every god dam thing in the house. Don't plan on doing that again. hahahaha

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I was planning to take Friday off work and leave early in the morning. Just the wife is going with this time.

 
 
 
 
 

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