Due to the continued and forecasted unhealthy air quality levels in the Bay Area, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all events for the 2018 Endurance Challenge Championships this coming weekend.
The safety of participants, volunteers, and spectators is our highest priority and we feel strongly that in these current and unpredictable conditions, we are making the right decision to best protect the health and safety of all individuals involved in this race.
As a result of this cancellation, we will be offering participants the opportunity to defer their entry to any one of our five ECS race locations in 2019 including, D.C., New York, Massachusetts, Wisconsin or California. In addition, we will give participants a discounted entry for them or a friend to enter a second ECS race of their choice from the list of locations above. Additional details will be sent out to participants regarding deferrals and 2019 sign-ups the first week of December.
We will also be donating the entire $30,000 event prize purse to Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund being facilitated by the North Valley Community Foundation to support fire relief efforts, as well as a donation of over $120,000 of The North Face apparel, tents, and sleeping bags to the Oroville Hope Center who are ensuring that victims of the fire receive clothing and basic needs.
In addition, food and snacks from the event will be donated to Sierra Nevada Brewing Company who is currently providing meals to first responders and fire victims.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support during this time.
For more ways to get involved and support fire relief efforts, please visit http://www.nvcf.org/fund/camp-fire-evacuation-relief-fund/
Located in the visually stunning Marin Headlands, The North Face Endurance Challenge Championship course engages runners with both scenic views and drastic elevation change.