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Welcome to our 17th Marlin Crawler Round Up Event!
Sept 12-16, 2018 - Rubicon Springs, California

:woohoo: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! :woohoo:
Click here to download Registration file (v1.2, PDF, 854 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 trail-ride 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!
On Saturday afternoon, Sept 15th 2018, we will be celebrating our 17th 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 himself
•   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, $114,594 has been raised and donated by this event to the Rubicon Trail!

Come join the fun at this year's 17th-annual Marlin Crawler Round-Up!


Event Schedule:

Wednesday & Thursday (Sept 12-13):
BigMike's 2nd annual TacoBox Run
* Marlin Crawler TacoBox-equipped vehicle required!
Run Details & Schedule listed in the Registration Form, page 3.

Friday (Sept 14):
1p – 5p   Registration booth open at Springs Campground (come pick-up your registration packet!)
1p – 5p   Raffle Ticket sales

Saturday (Sept 15):
The Main Event!
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 Nature Hike with Marlin (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, and spotting. :driving:

Sunday (Sept 16):
Marlin's 63rd Birthday! :party:
5a      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 after noon to leave. Just relax, make a nice lunch, walk your campsite for any left behind trash, and enjoy the quiet & 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 17th Annual Marlin Crawler Round Up!

   
« Last Edit: Mar 27, 2018, 08:43:58 AM by BigMike »
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Event Features

The Main Event:
The main event will be held Saturday, September 15th 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.
« Last Edit: Mar 22, 2018, 11:12:06 AM by BigMike »
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Current list of Registrants (last updated 5/14)

#     NameState      Rig Year      Rig Model      Forum Username           
1.Steven WCA19854Runnerrockin86runner
2.David CNV19874Runner87Toybox
3.David BCA19874RunnerOVRAROK
4.William HCA1984PickupWill_the_Thrill
5.William LCA19854Runner
6.Butch HCA1990WranglerRSHButch
7.Eric ACA1971FJ40badcoco
8.Larry ANV4Runner
9.Ben WNVPickup
10.Christopher BCA1994TJ
11.Holly EOR1980Pickup
12.Jason VOR1980Pickup
13.Tommy RCA1984XtraCabfordh8r
14.Dave SCATeryxold yeller
15.William PCA1995Pickup
16.Josh RCA2007FJC
17.Andy HCA1984PickupHaginsauto
18.John LCA19854RunnerBird Dog
« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 07:04:11 PM by BigMike »
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Can i ask why it looks like the start date of the event this year is on a wednsday? Vrs the usual friday-sunday?
Thanks

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Can i ask why it looks like the start date of the event this year is on a wednsday? Vrs the usual friday-sunday?
Thanks

I am guessing that Big Mike's Taco box run will start the trail on Wednesday.
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I am guessing that Big Mike's Taco box run will start the trail on Wednesday.


This is correct. Hoping to get Registration open before March and will include all details at that time :thumbs:

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BigMike
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What is the taco box run?

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What is the taco box run?
The TacoBox Run is a new event that offers Wednesday & Thursday day runs for vehicles that have a TacoBox, which is a Marlin Crawler Dual Transfer Case Setup for 1995 and newer chain drive applications.

Here is the event details from last year: http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=102295

We will post a new thread for the 2nd Annual BigMike's TacoBox Run hopefully later this month :thumbs:

Regards,
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The TacoBox Run is a new event that offers Wednesday & Thursday day runs for vehicles that have a TacoBox, which is a Marlin Crawler Dual Transfer Case Setup for 1995 and newer chain drive applications.

Here is the event details from last year: http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=102295

We will post a new thread for the 2nd Annual BigMike's TacoBox Run hopefully later this month :thumbs:

Regards,
BigMike


Awesome, Looking forward to this with Tacobox #9

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Update: Should get Registration open sometime this upcoming week!
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!!!!!!!
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Anyone taking their toddler kids with them?

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Money has already cleared

 
Anyone taking their toddler kids with them?

I take my 5 year old and my 1 year old

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OK guys, we have an issue that we've needed to address for a while.

If you've registered, then please scroll up to or click here for Reply #2 to make sure your name is on the list.

Sometime during March and possibly also early April there was about a three week span where our Fax Machine was not working correctly and kept spitting out blank pages. We fixed the issue but fear people had faxed in their registrations only for us to have never received them.

So if you're not on the list above, then PLEASE resubmit your registration for us so we can make sure you're on the list!!

Thank you!!

Regards,
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Things are only impossible until they are not.

 
 
 
 
 

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