The North Face Endurance Challenge Series Registration Opens Today


The North Face, the world’s premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, announced that registration will open at 12:00pm EST today for the 2012 The North Face Endurance Challenge Series, presented by Gore-Tex.

In its sixth year, The North Face Endurance Challenge series, hosted by internationally recognized ultrarunner Dean Karnazes, offers a variety of distances from 5k to 50 miles and a unique running experience, welcoming people to push and exceed their personal limits on the trail and road. For the past several years, The North Face Endurance Challenge has sold out in almost all cities, with waiting lists for each distance.

From May through December 2012, six endurance events will be held across the country. The first of the year kicks off in Bear Mountain, NY, then to Washington, DC, Madison, WI, Atlanta, GA and a road event in Kansas City, MO. The Endurance Challenge will culminate at the championship in San Francisco, CA where men’s and women’s top 50-mile finishers will each be awarded $10,000.

  • Bear Mountain, NY – May 5-6 (Trail)
  • Washington, DC – June 2-3 (Trail)
  • Madison, WI September 15-16 (Trail)
  • Atlanta, GA October 13-14 (Trail)
  • Kansas City – November 17 (Road)
  • San Francisco, CA – December 1-2 (Trail)

Trail events will be held over two days, with the Gore-Tex 50 Mile, 50K, Marathon, Marathon Relay and kid’s races held on Saturday, and the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races on Sunday. The Kansas City road event will be a one-day event, with the 50K, Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kid’s Race all running on Saturday

In addition to The North Face Endurance Challenge, The North Face global endurance events include The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (Europe), The North Face Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji (Japan) and The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail (Italy). For more information about The North Face global endurance events check out 

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