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The North Face Endurance Challenge (California)

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About The North Face Endurance Challenge (California)

Located in the visually stunning Marin Headlands, The North Face Endurance Challenge Championship course engages runners with both scenic views and drastic elevation change. The courses offer stunning views and incredible trails just across the way from the Golden Gate Bridge.



HOST HOTEL Holiday Inn Express, Cavallo Point, Mill Valley Inn, Best Western - Corte Madera Inn, Travelodge

After Race Services

Finish Festival

Aid Stations

The aid stations will be stocked with pb&j sandwiches, cookies, brownies, fruit, salty snacks, electrolytes, and liquids.

Award Medals

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 – $10,000 Second Place – $4,000 Third Place – $1,000.

Equipment Storage

On race day, bags must be dropped at the Gear Check tent before 4:30 a.m. Gear bags cannot exceed 10 pounds.

Maximum Time

14 hrs


Participants will be allowed to park within Fort Barry at designated locations only.


All GORE-TEX® 50 Mile participants will receive a free meal ticket on their race bib, redeemable at the Catering booth.


Chip Timing


Shuttles will be provided for all participants and spectators to and from the event.

The North Face Endurance Challenge (California) Route Map

The North Face Endurance Challenge (California) Route Map


Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California 94965, USA




The Golden Gate Bridge


The course starts and finishes at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and runners should prepare for
repeated elevation gains and losses of several hundred feet.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.