Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The North Face Endurance Challenge - When Trails Meets Road

For going on 5 years, The North Face Endurance Challenge has been pitting runners against the trails of the US, with locations including Bear Mountain, NY, Washington, DC, Madison, WI, Atlanta, GA, and San Francisco, CA.  Each venue has varying distances from 5k to a 50 mile ultra-marathon.

For the first time ever, The North Face Endurance Challenge is leaving the trails for the concrete and is offering a road race challenge.  The site chosen for this even?  None other than our beloved Kansas City!  Anyone familiar with Kansas City knows that the hills are very challenging and is a perfect location for the inaugural endurance event!

The Kansas City road race will have 5K, 10K, Half-Marathon, Marathon, Marathon Relay, and 50K distances, as well as a 1k Kids Race!  The web site indicates that there is not a 50 mile ultra-marathon but may be considered for future events based on interest.  The event takes place on August 27 and August 28

For this race, I have put together a relay team of my brother Mike, Joe VI, and Kristen.  Team Stompin Sloppies goes marathon relayin'!

As with any new event in KC, we need to come out strong and make the race organization proud of their decision to have chosen Kansas City as the proving grounds for a The North Face Endurance Road Race Challenge!!!  If you want to step up to the challenge, click on the image below to register!!

Click Here to Register for The North Face Endurance Challenge


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