North Face Endurance Challenge and WeeklyTraining Runs
A few weeks ago (June 4 and 5) I, along with several DC Capital Striders friends and runners, had the opportunity to attend and participate in the North Face Endurance Challenge. Several friends were running various distance events from 10K all the way up to the 50 miler. This is one of my favorite weekends of the year!
DC Capital Striders Running group secured a sponsorship with North Face recently and had the opportunity to have a tent at the race site for the weekend. Members running included Chris G.; Jeff A.; James B,; Tom H., Tom M.; Theresa A.; Jeff A. and friends Autumn C and Adriana A. Even though I wasn’t participating as a runner this weekend, the endorphins were flowing watching friends compete and accomplish such wonderful running feats.
Many local running favorites finished in the top three for the 50 mile race including Matt Woods, Jordan Mcdougal, and Michael Wardian. Also featured on race weekend was ultramarathon favorite and North Face sponsored athlete Dean Karnazes. I had the opportunity to meet him and also speak with the executive director of his foundation, Karno Kids. DC Capital Striders may organize a spring race for Karno Kids with its mission to encourage, motivate, inspire youth to get outside and become physically active and to restore & preserve the environment for their use and enjoyment.
Join DC Capital Striders for weekly trail runs open to all runners at Great Falls park (Difficult Run) each Wednesday evening and on Saturday mornings at various locations around Washington DC. Our hope to is organize a huge team for next year’s race – 2012!
For more information, visit: www.meetup.com/dccapitalstriders-nova/
Tip of the day: Whether you are participating in an event as a runner, a friend, a motivator or a volunteer – you can still enjoy the experience.