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Jun 19, 2012

The North Face Endurance Challenge Madison

3 miles on the schedule today....done!  I have to say though I was really tired still from the race but I forced myself to get back at it.  Felt good overall.


Recently, I was contacted by the blogging team of the North Face Endurance Challenge.  They asked me to be part of their blogger team and blog about their Madison, Wisconsin race.  In exchange, I would receive a free entry into the race or I could offer the race entry to one of my readers.  To be honest, I have not decided what to do there.  Today was the first day of marathon training for me for the Grand Rapids Marathon in October.  In four months, I'll be running #4.

The North Face Endurance Challenge Madison is being help the weekend of September 15, 16.  I am really excited to be a part of spreading the word on this race.  I love North Face!  I have a couple of their running jackets and they are the best.  I'm just trying to decide whether I'm up for the challenge and even if I'm not, I'll be happy to spread the word and share the entry with one of you!  Keep in mind that I have not run this race but it's a race that has been on my to-do list since they have been doing this race series.

The Madison race is a trail race and they have lots of distances to choose so it fits the skill level for everyone! The kids can run a kid's run but there's also a 5k, 10k, half, full, 50k or a 50 miler!!!!  I can't even get my brain around running 50 miles - crazy awesome!  Over the next few months, I will blog periodically about this race and give you additional information, video and facts.

Here's a quick look at the marathon route:
Click to enlarge this insanely awesome trail route
Yes, you are reading this right - incredible elevation!
Believe it or not, this is one of the least technical courses that the North Face Endurance Challenge does.  This route looks incredible to me.

If you want to learn more about it in the meantime, please click HERE and it will take you to the North Face Madison website with information about the upcoming race.

Of course, if you are ready to register now, here you go:

Click Here to Register for The North Face Endurance Challenge
Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


  1. Wow, looks like a great race! If only I was on the same continent...:( Would love that 50 miler!

  2. You should sign up for the 50K and we can run together!

    1. Kovas - if it were in November, I'd probably go for it but Sept. is too close. I'm leaning towards running the marathon though but just concerned about that elevation and a shortened training period along with the fact I have a marathon a month later too. Oh, jeez!

  3. I did the NF race in Kansas City last year...only the 10K. I'm planning on the half marathon this year. Of course in KC, it's a road race. I think it's the only road race they have in the series. KC sucks for trails. I think you should do it!

    1. Yes, it looks like their only road race and rest are trails.