UPDATE:  We are extending the deadline through the weekend.  All entries must be received by 5:00 pm on Monday, October 1st.  We will notify the winner on Monday night.

Who’s ready to race?

If you’ve never participated in The North Face Endurance Challenge before, now is your chance.  We are giving away a free entry to the October 13-14 Southeast Regional trail race in Atlanta, GA

Overview of the Race

The North Face Endurance Challenge was born following ultrarunning legend Dean Karnazes‘ monumental 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days .  The first Endurance Challenge race was held in 2007, drawing together elite runners, ultramarathoners, and average athletes alike.  The courses are all chosen to challenge the individual, as well as provide beautiful and breathtaking views along the way.  What began as a single-day event with four race distances to choose from, evolved into a two-day event, with 8 different races (50-mile, 50K, Marathon, Marathon Relay, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and even a 1K Kid’s Run), held in six different cities across the United States.

The Atlanta, GA Southeast Regional Race

Location:  F.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain, GA (I know – not quite Atlanta)

Located 1.5 hours southwest of Atlanta, the Pine Mountain Trail provides 23 miles of ideal trail running experience – water crossings, technical terrain, tough uphill and downhill sections, and plenty of exposed roots and loose rock to try and take you down.

Photo from http://www.gastateparks.org/FDRoosevelt/gallery

How to Enter:

1)  Comment below on this post and tell us your favorite place/route to run.

2)  Like The Run Commuter on Facebook.

One lucky person will receive a registration code good for any distance.  Winner will be chosen by random number generator based on post number.  Contest will end Friday, September 28, 2012 Monday, October 1, 2012 at 5:oo pm EST.

We will also follow-up on the winner’s training progress and race experience if they will allow us to share (not a requirement for accepting the free registration).

Good luck!