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The North Face Endurance Challenge California

17-Nov-2018 Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, USA

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Trail Race Race Terrain
80KM / 50Miles
1 Day

Alternate Distances: 50KM/31M 42KM/26M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

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Sparkyphoto

05:54 16-12-15

Well I didn't run the 50 miller. I ran the Marathon relay, But we had about 18 people come up to this event from Southern California. Everyone loved the course and how well it was marked and the views where amazing. Even the 6.8 miles I ran where very challenging. The Reason for 3 stars and not more is because lack of sitting for runners . I saw several 50 miller runners eating their free meal on the ground due to lack of seats. Also there wasn't enough shuttles to take people back to there cars. We waited over an hour to catch a shuttle back to the parking lot. To see North Face give away some much money and yet have people that had been running for 10+ hours eating on the ground really turn my stomach. This race is a one and done for me.

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trailsrock

10:11 15-12-15

Ran TNFECA 50k in 2015, loved it. This is a course to do at least once in your ultra career. Do it for the unbeatable views of the Pacific. Do it for the challenging elevation changes. Do it because it's incredibly well organized.

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