Monday, June 13, 2011

North Face Endurance Challenge - KC Road Event

Endurance Trail Running Series Expands to the Road for 2011
As The North Face Endurance Challenge enters its fifth year, the event series will feature a new twist for 2011 with the first ever Endurance Challenge road event. The inaugural road event will take place in Kansas City, MO, August 27-28, 2011.
For the past four years, The North Face Endurance Challenge has offered a unique running experience that has allowed people to push and exceed their personal limits on the trail. For the first time, The North Face is pushing this experience beyond the trail, with a road event that will allow those dedicated road runners the same quality event experience.
The Kansas City event starts and finishes in the beautiful 13.81-acre Frank A. Theis Park in downtown Kansas City, along Brush Creek and just a few blocks from The North Face store in Country Club Plaza.
Following a two-day format similar to other Endurance Challenge events, the road event will feature a Marathon, Marathon Relay and 50K distances on Saturday, and a 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distances on Sunday. Parents can also bring their kids for the daily 1K Karno Kid’s Races, led by internationally recognized ultra runner Dean Karnazes.
The Kansas City, MO road event will not be offering a 50 Mile distance component this year. If you have interest in running a 50 Mile distance in a future road event please let us know by emailing us
Don't miss out! Register today.
NortheastBear Mountain, NYMay 7-8--2011 Highlights
Mid-AtlanticWashington, DCJune 4-5--2011 Highlights
MidwestMadison, WISeptember 17-18Register2010 Highlights
SoutheastAtlanta, GAOctober 15-16Register2010 Highlights
ChampionshipSan Francisco, CADecember 3-4Register2010 Highlights
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  1. I've wanted to do the NorthFace Challenge in San Fran for awhile...the dang thing falls on my husband's bday every year. Gotta get him running so he'll want to do it too! :)

    And congrats on the last couple races man! First place age grouper...nice!

  2. very cool! will you be doing one of the events??

  3. Those sound like fun races - I wish I was closer!

  4. Now that is some cool events and of course you'll be there!

  5. That sounds like a great race!

  6. Cool event, thanks for sharing this!

  7. Are you doing this? I looked into it, but an ultra on roads sounds MISERABLE. Wish they had done it on trails like some of the others just because we have amazing trail systems around here shame not to use them!


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