Industry News 2/5/2013

EVENT: The North Face Endurance Challenge Series Registration Opens

The North Face Endurance Challenge Series Registration Opens

Ready. Set. Go. Registration for the seventh annual The North Face Endurance Challenge Series, presented by GORE-TEX, is now open for all six events in different locations across the US throughout 2013.

The North Face Endurance Challenge Series, a running event hosted by internationally recognized ultra runner Dean Karnazes, offers up to seven different race distances at each event, from 5K to the ultimate challenge of the GORE-TEX 50 Mile (trail only). Runners of all ages are challenged to compete and push their personal limits on the trail and road.  Early registration is encouraged as The North Face Endurance Challenge has sold out in almost all cities, with waiting lists for each distance.

From May through December 2013, six events will be held across the country as part of the Endurance Challenge Series. The first race of the year kicks off in New York, then to Washington, DC, Wisconsin, Georgia and a road event in Missouri in downtown Kansas City.  The Endurance Challenge Series will culminate at the Championship event in California where men’s and women’s top finishes are recognized and rewarded including the coveted grand prize of $10,000 for the GORE-TEX 50 mile finishers.

Endurance Challenge New York – May 4-5 (Trail)

Endurance Challenge Washington, D.C. – June 1-2 (Trail)

Endurance Challenge Wisconsin – September 14-15 (Trail)

Endurance Challenge Georgia – September 28-29 (Trail)

Endurance Challenge Missouri – November 16 (Road)

Endurance Challenge California – December 7-8 (Trail)

Trail events will be held over two days, with the GORE-TEX 50 Mile, 50K, Marathon, Marathon Relay and Kid’s 1K race held on Saturday, and the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K races and Kid’s 1K race held on Sunday. Missouri will be a one-day road event in downtown Kansas City, with the 50K, Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kid’s Race all held on Saturday. For more information about The North Face Endurance Challenge Series or to register for all distances, except the kid’s race, please visit http://www.thenorthface.com/endurancechallenge

In addition to The North Face Endurance Challenge, The North Face global endurance events include, The North Face Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji – April 26 (Japan), The North Face Endurance Challenge Costa Rica – June 22, The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail – June 28 (Italy), The North Face Endurance Challenge Ecuador – June 29, The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc – Aug. 26 (Europe), The North Face Endurance Challenge Chile – Oct. 19 and The North Face Endurance Challenge Argentina – Nov. 19.