Are you itching to blaze your own trail? We have the giveaway to stoke your fire for outdoor fitness!
We’re partnering with The North Face, maker of top quality outerwear and outerwear (and Chicago’s God send for winter coats), to get you on your path with a prize pack including entry to The North Face Endurance Challenge Series Wisconsin and your own trail running kit. You gotta look good hitting those trails.
Trace the Trail History
The North Face Endurance Challenge Series is the largest trail running series in the world. The series of weekend race festivals takes place between April and December in six locations across North America. Remaining races are in Ontario, Wisconsin, Utah and California. With 7 distance options ranging from 5K to 50 miles and a Kid’s 1K race, there’s something for everyone, from beginning to hardcore runners.
You may even catch a peek of ultrarunning stars from The North Face athlete team, including Dean Karnazes, Rob Krar, Dylan Bowman and Rory Bosio, at one of the events…perhaps flying past you on their way to their finish line.
This famous race series bloomed from Dean Karnazes’ 2006 quest to run 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 consecutive days (say whaaaaa!?). Nearly 90,000 runners have participated since the inception of The North Face Endurance Challenge. Wanna learn more about what would inspire someone to run 50+ miles? Check out our interview with ultrarunner, Rob Krar here.
Train for the Trails
Need trail training buds? Take advantage of free coached workouts with The North Face Mountain Athletics Training Events in Boston, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C. or San Francisco. Mountain Athletics Trainers, like our sponsor trainer Lauren Fairbanks in Chicago, accept you where you are at and push you to be your best…even if you huff and puff to run a quarter mile. Ready yourself with tips and tricks for getting fit with upcoming guest posts from Lauren!
Ready for Race Details
What: The North Face Endurance Challenge Wisconsin
When: September 18-19, 2016
Where: Kettle Moraine State Park in Wisconsin (free parking provided as well as free nature!)
Race Options: GORE-TEX® 50 Mile, 50K, Marathon, Marathon Relay and Kid’s 1K race held on Saturday, and the Half Marathon, 10K, 5K races and Kid’s 1K race on Sunday
Check out our awesome 1st 5K trail run experience and tips for The North Face Endurance Challenge at Kettle Moraine here. We aren’t quite at that 50 mile distance yet, but you can run with us in the 10K trail run through gorgeously wooded Kettle Moraine State Park.
Ready to Win
YOUR PRIZE: One free registration for any distance (worth between $35-$95) in the Kettle Moraine State Park, Wisconsin Event September 17-18, and a training kit (shirt, shorts, shoes and running jacket…worth a lot of moolah!). Check out our pictures to see examples of what your kit might contain. We absolutely love our The North Face fuzzy warm hats, rain proof jackets and tough trail running shoes and are sure you’ll love yours too!
Contest Duration: Contest runs June 3rd through July 3rd
How to enter: Send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Endurance Challenge – I want to run” and share why you want to run The North Face Endurance Challenge. Best entry wins!