Wednesday, September 12, 2012

North Face Endurance Challenge 2012 - Are You Tough Enough?


I don’t do a lot of trail running. And by that, I mean I don’t do any. That made last year’s Northface Endurance Challenge especially difficult, and also so very rewarding. It was one of my favorite races, and I have nothing but good things to say about my experience .
 
I was very excited when the fine people at the North Face Endurance Challenge contacted me a few weeks ago to let me know the race will be making a stop Atlanta again this year. This year's races will take on October 13-14 in Pine Mountain, GA (southernmost edge of the Appalachian Moutnain chain).
In addtion to a nice goodie bag, you’ll also have the chance to rub shoulders with people such as Dean Karnazes. I hear he’s a pretty good runner.
 
Oh hi there, you look familiar ^^^

 As a friend of the ECS, I’ll be returning to run again this year. (It’s also a good excuse to spend the night at the Calloway Garden Lodge and Spa….I’ve wanted to stay there for ages). Being that it’s only a few days after we return from the Brussels Half Marathon, and only 3 weeks before the NYC Marathon, I’m going to play it safe and go with the 5k or 10k option. Running “only the 10K” last year tore me up pretty good.
 
However, if you're masochistic enough you can choose to go all the way up to 50K (or better yet, run the 50k race on Saturday, then the half marathon on Sunday).
Want to take on the challenge along with me? You can register here:

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3 comments:

  1. Hmm... I think I might just sign up for this!

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  2. Hmm....I think I might have to sign up for this!!!!

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  3. I'll be honest. The thought of running on trails, is scary to me!! Maybe after I run a few regular races, I'll be up for that challenge. Good for you for doing it!!

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