The North Face Endurance Challenge Championship Preview

Nov 28th 2012

The North Face Endurance Challenge Championship weekend is just around the corner and with rain expected to pummel the San Francisco Bay Area through Sunday, it should be a particularly exciting race. Both the men's and women's elite fields are deep with competition, and The North Face endurance team will be out in full force.

Some of the The North Face endurance team that will be making a play for the first place finish in the Gore-Tex 50-miler and the $10,000 prize: Five-time Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc winner and 2013 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Nominee Lizzy Hawker, 2012 ECS Champ Mike Wolfe, 2012 UTMB 3rd Place Finisher Mike Foote, 2012 Hardrock 100 Winner Hal Koerner, 2012 Western States 100 2nd Place Finisher Rory Bosio, Mountains-to-Sea Trail Record Holder Diane Van Deren, 2010 USATF Ultrarunner of the Year Kami Semick and 2012 San Francisco Marathon Winner Devon Yanko (formerly Crosby-Helms).

Be sure to check out the full race preview and up-to-the minute race-day updates from our good friends Bryon Powell and Meghan Hicks at