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Welcome to our 19th Marlin Crawler Round Up Event!
Sept 18-20, 2020 - Rubicon Springs, California

MCR19 HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!


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 has become 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, with more than 200 vehicles and 300 people participating each year.

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 trail repair and future health efforts of the Rubicon Trail. 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, Japan, Denmark, Germany, and Australia! But the event isnt 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! Wed love to wheel the Con with ya!

Come join the fun!
This September we will be celebrating our 19th 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
   Awards Ceremony
   Mechanics Repair Station
           
   Horseshoe Tournament
   Frisbee Golf Tournament
   R/C Rock Crawl Competition

We are planning a delicious Tri-tip dinner, Award Ceremony, a Rubicon Trail benefiting Raffle, and a multi-item Grand Prize Marlin Crawler Raffle. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Rubicon Trail. To date, $140,682 has been raised and donated by this event for the Rubicon Trail!

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


Event Schedule:

Friday 9/18:
1p 5p   Registration booth open at Springs Campground (come pick-up your registration packet!)
1p 5p   Raffle Ticket sales

Saturday 9/19:
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
1p      2.5 mile Nature Hike with Marlin (starts from Registration Booth)
2p      R/C Rock Crawl Competition
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  9/20:
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.

Thank you for Treading Lightly at every Marlin Crawler Round Up!

      

If you couldn't make the Round-Up last September, here's what you missed!

« Last Edit: Jul 16, 2020, 07:50:18 PM by BigMike »
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New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
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1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
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Few misc pics from last year's event!






















New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Things are only impossible until they are not.
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"An informed question. But difficult to answer. I am what you see." -Nanaki

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Welcome to our 19th Marlin Crawler Round Up Event!
Sept 16-20, 2019 - Rubicon Springs, California
Online Event Registration coming soon!



2020 big mike ;)





Welcome to the future announcement thread of MCR19! Registration will open in early January :thumbs:

Regards,
BigMike

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I'm actually off for this one!!!! Have been trying to make it to this for a very long time. Can't wait!  :turtle:
90'4runner......lots of goodies.

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hahaha yes  :thumbs:
90 Yota truggy 4banger dual t-cases, front linked fj80, rear t100 axle on 39 Bfg's
DD 00 Fird f250 x-cab 7.3 auto on 33's tow rig
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Future LONG TRAVEL toy 03 taco 4 dr. Prerunner

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Update on registration: I've been super duper busy with RCLT HD prototype v3.0 and Steel City Racing's KOH EMC 4Runner build that I haven't gotten registration open yet. It is easy to open, just need to update a few things, but with KOH being next week and my Tacoma still up on jack stands, expect MCR19 registration to open mid to late February now. :wave:

Thank you and looking forward to another AWESOME ROUND-UP!

Regards,
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I still need to finish my engine swap!
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This year I hope to actually make it to the springs lol updated the steering that bent last year and hopefully Ill
Have my 4speed atlas in before spring.

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!! WOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Who's gonna be the first???  :shades:

Register here: MarlinCrawler.com/MCR
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Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
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Had such a great time as your MC for MCR18 and really looking forward to MCR19! 

Horseshoe tourney sign up at the registration booth up till noon, random team drawing at 12 noon, double elimination tournament with major prizes!

See you there!
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Im Im not missing this year.  Looking forward to it!!
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I should be much higher on the list this year lol

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Big Mike...  How does committee sign up?

Looking forward to it!
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 :clap2: All registered, now to hope the truck is built enough to make it .

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:clap2: All registered, now to hope the truck is built enough to make it .
My dad ran it in a 93 4runner stock suspension, 33s and rear locker and 5 spd stock gears and t case. Only had sliders and rear bumper of that helps lol. Took some damage but wheeled the whole trail from loon out Tahoe and 3.5 hour drive back home no
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Well crap.  I just got screwed out of Mcr 2 years in a row now.  Nationals for ultra just got moved to this weekend in Davis, OK.  ☹️
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Just skip it Eddies, you know MCR is way more fun than nationals

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My dad ran it in a 93 4runner stock suspension, 33s and rear locker and 5 spd stock gears and t case. Only had sliders and rear bumper of that helps lol. Took some damage but wheeled the whole trail from loon out Tahoe and 3.5 hour drive back home no
Issues.
Yeah that helps, Driving a 17 Tacoma Trd Pro with 35's 5.29 gears with 3" front 4" rear lift full skids , sliders, high clearance rear, cut front bumper with winch but only the rear locker Driving down from Oregon so about 10 hours each way and countless gas stations lol

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Yeah that helps, Driving a 17 Tacoma Trd Pro with 35's 5.29 gears with 3" front 4" rear lift full skids , sliders, high clearance rear, cut front bumper with winch but only the rear locker Driving down from Oregon so about 10 hours each way and countless gas stations lol
when in doubt stack some rocks. Bring someone for that lol. A winch works too


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when in doubt stack some rocks. Bring someone for that lol. A winch works too
Winch is covered . Sadly my co-pilot has backed out. Luckily I understand not always needing to take the hardest line . But at the same time Im the guy that will try just about anything. At least this is smooth rock .

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Yea there are some technical sections but there is also a bit of mellow.

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Yea there are some technical sections but there is also a bit of mellow.


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Is MCR 19 still a go or any plans on cancelling?? Big Mike
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Is MCR 19 still a go or any plans on cancelling?? Big Mike

 Main reason why I haven't signed up yet.
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