EVENT WEEKEND

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016

Packet Pickup Begins - 10:00 AM

The North Face - Uptown
2101 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

The North Face - Westchester
125 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

Packet Pickup Ends at The North Face - Uptown - 8:00 PM

Packet Pickup Ends at The North Face - Westchester - 9:00 PM

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016

Packet Pickup Begins - 10:00 AM

The North Face - Uptown
2101 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

The North Face - Westchester

125 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

Packet Pickup Ends - 6:30 PM

Countdown to the New York: Pre-Race Panel Discussion at The North Face - Uptown - 6:30 PM
Featuring: The North Face Athletes Dean Karnazes and Endurance Challenge Race Director, Nick Moore

SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016

Packet Pickup Open for Saturday Racers / Gear Bag Check Open -  3:45 AM

GORE-TEX® 50 Mile Race Start - 5:00 AM

50K Race Start - 7:00 AM

Marathon Race Start - 9:00 AM

Marathon Relay Race Start - 10:00 AM

Finish Line Festival Begins - 11:00 AM

Packet Pickup Open for Sunday Racers - 11:00 AM

Overall Awards Ceremony presented by Dean Karnazes - 3:30 PM

Karno Kids' Race hosted by Dean Karnazes - 4:00 PM

Meet and Greet with Dean Karnazes Begins - 4:30 PM

Meet and Greet with Dean Karnazes Ends - 5:30 PM

Finish Line Festival Ends - 7:00 PM 

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016

Packet Pickup Open for Sunday Racers - 6:00 AM

Finish Line Festival Begins - 8:00 AM

Half Marathon Race Start - 8:00 AM

10K Race Start - 9:00 AM

5K Race Start - 9:15 PM

Overall Awards Ceremony presented by Dean Karnazes - 10:30 AM

Karno Kids' Race hosted by Dean Karnazes - 11:00 AM

Finish Line Festival Ends - 12:30 AM

New York Festival

Overview

The race will finish where it began; under the RED arch in Bear Mountain State Park. Family and friends should plan to reunite with race participants at the Finish Line Festival.

After your run, listen to some great music and load up on food and refreshments. A true family event, the Finish Line Festival offer free samples, product trials, demonstrations and prizes from The North Face, GORE-TEX®, Repreve, Sierra Nevada and more!

Gear Bags

The race will finish where it began; under the RED arch in Bear Mountain State Park. Family and friends should plan to reunite with race participants at the Finish Line Festival.

After your run, listen to some great music and load up on food and refreshments. A true family event, the Finish Line Festival offer fAll participants have the option to leave personal belongings and extra gear at the Finish Festival Area while running.

A perforated bag tag is provided at the bottom of your race bib. Please bring your bag, labeled with the provided tag, to the Gear Check booth before the start of the race. Event staff will place it in a secure location for pickup post-race.

Drop bags on-course are ONLY allowed for GORE-TEX® 50 Mile participants at locations specified in the course guides. Please see the course guide for additional gear check information.ee samples, product trials, demonstrations and prizes from The North Face, GORE-TEX®, Repreve, Sierra Nevada and more!

Finish Line Festival Booths

• The North Face • GORE-TEX® • Repreve • Sierra Nevada • Mountain Athletics • Kicking Horse Coffee • Eternal Water • Ramsey Outdoor • Twill • Leave No Trace • Karno Kids Foundation • Challenged Athletes Foundation • Team Red, White & Blue • Bear Mountain Inn Catering • Lead The Way • Upright Africa

Meet and Greet with Dean Karnazes

The North Face Global Athlete Team Member, Dean Karnazes, will be answering questions, taking photos and signing autographs from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM at The North Face Retail booth at the Finish Line Festival. Stop by to meet the Ultramarathon Man himself.

Karno Kids Race

For those too young to enter the Endurance Challenge, the Karno Kids’ Race provides a fun, supervised way for kids to join in the action on race day.

Dean Karnazes will lead the way on a 1K course alongside some notable characters, including Elsa, Olaf, SpongeBob SquarePants, Kevin the Minion, Buzz Lightyear, Big Bird and Elmo, to name a few.

Registration is free and parents can sign up race day at the Karno Kids’ booth.

All kids’ race participants receive a medal and free finisher photo from Ultra Race Photos, the Official Race Photographer for the series. Parents must include a legible email address to receive the free photo code.

Screen-printing

On-site screen-printing will be available at no additional charge for participants to customize race shirts with their distance.

Option 1: Skip the line on race day and opt to have your shirt pre-screen printed during pre-race packet pick-up. Pre-printed shirts will be available for pick-up after your race at the Packet Pickup Booth. Don’t forget to pick up your shirt after your race! Unclaimed shirts will NOT be mailed.

Option 2: If you are undecided, you may bring your shirt on race day to be printed at that time. Please note that wet or damp shirts cannot be printed. If you plan to have your shirt printed on race day, do not plan to run in it.

Food and Beverage

All GORE-TEX® 50 Mile, 50K and Marathon participants will receive a free meal ticket on their race bib, redeemable at the Catering booth. Food for spectators, other participants and Sunday participants is available for sale at the Concessions booth.

A Beer Garden will be provided for spectators and participants to enjoy an adult beverage after the race. The first beer is free for all race participants. It is important to note that at certain Endurance Challenge events, beer service and sales may not be permitted or may have certain restrictions due to state laws.

New York State Law prohibits the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages before 12:00 PM on Sunday. NO BEER WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SUNDAY.

Please bring cash if you plan to purchase additional beer or food.

GORE-TEX® Runner Recovery

In the GORE-TEX® Runner Recovery area, participants can refuel and rejuvenate their muscles with a free massage, ice baths and a smorgasbord of the usual post-run fare like bagels, bananas, oranges, energy bars, electrolyte drink, snacks and more.

Finish Chute

You have been dedicated, trained hard, and passed under the Red arch for the final time; now it’s time to party.

Once you’ve received your finisher medal and Eternal Water Bottle available in the Finish Chute, head into the Finish Line Festival Area to meet family and friends to celebrate than with an ice cold beer, a wide selection of food and one of the best post-race parties in trail running.

We ask that all spectators remain outside the finish chute. The area is reserved for runners only.

Weather

Weather in Bear Mountain this time of year is generally cool, with an average high of 68 degrees and an average low of 53 degrees. Please be prepared and bring the appropriate clothing and accessories.

Overall Awards

The North Face prizes and medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each of the six solo race distances. Overall awards and medals will also be given to the top three finishing Marathon Relay teams.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female participants in the GORE-TEX® 50 Mile race in the following amounts:

First Place – $1,000 Second Place – $600 Third Place – $350

We encourage other runners and spectators to stay for the awards ceremonies and support the finishing athletes.

If you are unable to attend the awards ceremony, you may pickup your award early at the Awards booth. Unclaimed awards will NOT be mailed.

Age Group Awards

The top three males and females in each age division will receive prizes from The North Face. If you place in the top three overall for your race distance, you do not qualify for an age group award. The age divisions are as follows:

  • 19 and under
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65 and over

Age Group awards will not be presented in a formal awards ceremony; however, you may pick up your award at the Awards booth. Unclaimed awards will NOT be mailed.