Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Race Announcement: The North Face Endurance Challenge Road Race!

Remember this?

And Finally...I signed up for another "big-ish" race but more on that later....  I promise...
It might have been from a post... a while ago.  Well, I try not to break promises so here it goes... it maybe six weeks late...

On November 17 I will be participating in The North Face Challenge Road Race again!

Click Here to Register for The North Face Endurance Challenge

I'm really excited about this race.  Not only do they put on a good event and they are environmentally conscious but I'm going to be adding a new line to my endurance resume... Ultra-Marathoner!  I have signed up for the 50K race, which is a whopping 31 miles!  So maybe it's not one of their 50 mile races or some 100 mile race in Death Valley but it's more than 26.2 miles.

If you remember from last year I put together a marathon relay team of Joe, Kristen and Mike.  Stompin' Sloppies represented by coming 7th out of 40 teams.  Very impressive!

Pre-race Photo. Kristen, Joe VI, Dork, Mike.
Yes, I made everyone get up way earlier than they needed to be.
Coming to the finish line! (OK... we had already finished, just running through again for the team photo op)

It's @TriJayhawkRyan running his 2,000th marathon of the year.  I might be miscalculating...
My partner-in-crime, Joe VI, will be joining me on this year in the 50K.  If you aren't up for the distance, then you have options.  This race is one of the few that covers all the popular distances in one event.  Last year it was spaced over two days, this time it is all in one day.  They have a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, Full Marathon Relay and my new favorite, the 50K.  I know you'll be bummed out that they don't have the GORE-TEXT 50 Mile race as The North Face Endurance Challenge has in their Off-Road/Trail races.  Maybe if there is enough interest, we'll finally get that one.

Lucky for you they still are in their early-bird pricing, so you can nab one of those races at a great price.  The next bump is October 18.

Another Shout Out for Ryan...  he has put together an interview with the winner of last year's 50K race, Michael Wardian.  This guy started the race 30 minutes after everyone else and yet still won the race by 36 minutes (chip time).  Don't be a hater, he was using this race a training event for the olympic trails... I think.

What's even more thrilling about this race?  It's in November and not August like last year.  If I remember, we actually had really great weather for it.  I kind of think they should keep it in August to keep make it that much more of a challenge but it's probably a wise decision.

My next big race is in 11 days, I should be posting some pre-race thoughts on the Chicago Marathon in a few days.  After I take a few days off from the marathon, I will be 100% dedicated to the North Face Endurance Challenge 50K!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the props! Looking forward to the 50k myself! Just need to get my achilles to act right. And for the record, I'm only up to 1995 marathons. ;)