#100happydays Day 52 Planning our next race – The North Face Endurance Challenge

#100happydays Day 52 Planning our next race  – The North Face Endurance Challenge

We are making plans for our next ½ marathon. The North Face Endurance Challenge is next Saturday and Sunday at Blue Mountain. This two day event features an 80k, full marathon and marathon relay on Saturday and a ½ marathon, 10k, 5k and kids race on Sunday.

We are planning on running the ½ marathon. It should be fun. After reviewing the course it looks like we run up the mountain on single track trails, do a little road running and then back on the trails along the top of the ski hills winding back down the hill to the finish. There is a 1700 foot difference in elevation so it should be a lung burner and a lot of fun. A lot of the course will be familiar to us because is includes areas we ran through on the Snowshoe raid last year.

The North Face Endurance Challenge 1/2 Marathon map.

The North Face Endurance Challenge 1/2 Marathon map.

After the race,  The North Face is hosting the Ontario finish line festival in Blue Mountain village with includes a meet and greet with Dean Karnazes. The North Face Global Athlete Team Member, Dean Karnazes, the ultramarathon man, will be answering questions, taking photos and signing autographs. Although Glenis and I will never be in his league, it’s always nice to rub shoulders with the elite!

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