2018 The North Face 50 Mile Championships Canceled

The 2018 The North Face 50 Mile Championships are canceled due to air-quality concerns.

By on November 13, 2018 | 10 comments

The North FaceWe just received word that the 2018 The North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Championships, which were scheduled for this Saturday, November 17, have been canceled due to air-quality concerns. In iRunFar’s nine-plus years of covering races live, this is the first time a race has been fully canceled. Our hearts go out to those whose lives have been affected by California’s wildfires.

Poor air quality has been present in the region for days due to the large and destructive Camp Fire, located about 160 miles northeast of the San Francisco Bay Area in Butte County, California.

The race organization is donating the entire cash prize purse ($30,000), clothing, and the extra food and drink not being used for the event to firefighting and relief efforts.

Below is the race organization’s full announcement. You can visit the race’s website for the announcement, as well.

Thanks to The North FaceBUFF, and Jaybird for supporting iRunFar’s TNF 50 race coverage. 

Meghan Hicks
Meghan Hicks is the Managing Editor of iRunFar and the author of 'Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running.' The converted road runner finished her first trail ultramarathon in 2006 and loves using running to visit the world's wildest places.