The North Face Endurance Challenge Championships Filling Fast!

The GORE-TEX 50 mile race at December’s The North Face Endurance Challenge Championships is filling fast!

By on September 2, 2010 | Comments

The North Face Endurance Challenge 2010 LogoHeading into its fourth year, The North Face Endurance Challenge Championships GORE-TEX 50 Mile Race has grown to become the premiere 50 mile race in the US. With such a distinction, as well as $30,000 with $10,000/$4,000/$1,000 going to both the top three men and top three women, the race now fills quite quickly. We’ve learned the race is very close to being full. If you want to sign up for December 4 championship race, do so immediately. That includes you, elites, as there will not be extra slots reserved for last minute entry! However, there will be a waitlist when the race does reach true capacity.

Assuming that the GORE-TEX 50 Mile championship fills in the next few days or sooner than later, there will still be five slots available for entry into the race. The top man and woman at both the September 18th 50-mile race in Madison, Wisconsin and the October 16th 50-mile race in Atlanta, Georgia will each earn $1,000 and a spot in December’s race. In addition, will be giving away one entry into the San Francisco championship race, as well as a sweet gear prize pack, in the near future. Stay tuned!

If you don’t get into the 50 mile championship race, but still want to challenge yourself on Marin Headlands trails near San Francisco that weekend, there’s now a full weekend’s worth of exciting trail racing. On Saturday, December 4, The North Face will also host a 50k, a marathon, a marathon relay, and a kid’s run. For those hoping to wrap up their season with a shorter race, there will be a half marathon, a 10k, a 5k and another kid’s run on Sunday, December 5. After covering the 50 mile race on Saturday, iRunFar’s Bryon Powell will be running one of Sunday’s shorter races.

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Will you be running any of the upcoming The North Face Endurance Challenge races in Madison, Wisconsin; Atlanta, Georgia; or San Francisco, California?

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Founding Editor of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for more than 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.