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Jun 25, 2012

North Face Endurance Challenge Giveaway

Rest day on the schedule today....


About a week ago, I was chosen as one of the bloggers to blog about the North Face Endurance Challenge.  As you know, this is a race that I would LOVE to do and is on my "to-do" list of races.  It's located in God's country - near Madison, WI and is a trail race.

This is really a weekend experience.  There's a talk at packet pickup the day before the race.  You have a chance to meet Dean Karanzes, get a photo/autograph with him on Saturday after the races - how cool is that!  You get an opportunity to run one of the many events - 5k, 10k, half marathon, full marathon, 50k or 50 miler!  The course looks incredible - and hilly.  The timing of the race is perfect for a marathon being September 15-16, 2012.  It should be a great time all around.  Check out this video to learn more and go HERE to see details of the race:

As part of being on the blogging team for this incredible race, I also received the opportunity to participate in the event.  I've made a decision and have decided not to attend this event this year.  The reason is that I already have a marathon planned and paid for in October.  Could I get through another marathon a month early? - probably.  However, the North Face marathon is a challenging run and I don't really want to just "get through" it.  I want to race it.  While I also have the option to run the half marathon, this event is about seven hours from Detroit, and for now, I cannot justify 14 hours of driving, hotel costs, etc for a half marathon.  It has to be the full marathon or longer.  Go big or go home so to speak.

Because of this, one of my lucky readers is going to get a chance to run this awesome event.  Since it's the kind of event that is world class, if you don't have any fall race planned yet, why not throw your name in for a chance to run this event?  Please be considerate of others wanting to race this event and only put your name in if you or someone going with you are really going to attend it.

So here's the rules:

1) "Like" Detroit Runner on Facebook and leave me a comment on my Facebook wall(1 entry)
2) "Follow" Detroit Runner on Twitter and send me a tweet(1 entry)
3) Go to the Endurance Challenge website(HERE) and read about the race and leave me a comment what you think of the race(1 entry)
4) Post about this contest on your blog, share this on Facebook or tweet about this contest "I registered to win a NorthFace Challenge entry in Madison, WI at; contest ends 7/2 #TheNorthFace #EnduranceChallenge" and let me know you did here.(2 entries)

That's all there is to it - up to five chances to win!  The winner will receive a promotion code good for one individual entry into one of the races at the North Face Endurance Challenge in Madison, WI.  I'm already jealous of you and wishing I didn't sign up for a marathon already.

Contest will end, Monday, July 2nd at 5pm.

Good luck!

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


  1. To save on hotel costs, you could stay at the campground!

  2. I already follow you on FB & Twitter. Retweeted your post and will tweet about this again, as well as post it on FB. Would love to run this 50k but will understand completely if you change your mind & decide to try to make it yourself. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Ooh, and there's a 50 mile option! :)