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Thursday, August 16, 2012

The North Face Endurance Challenge Georgia 10/13-10/14: Free Race Entry Give-Away!

2010 TNFECS Georgia 50-miler winner,
 Geoff Roes, on the Pine Mountain trail.
The North Face Endurance Challenge race series is coming back to Georgia. It's a big weekend packed with races in nine different distances. Everything from a kids race to a 50 miler and all on beautiful trails mostly the Pine Mountain Trail leading out of FDR State Park near Warm Springs, GA. The Georgia edition of The North Face Endurance Challenge takes place on October 13-14, 2012. It's two days of challenging racing and you have an opportunity to win a free entry to the race distance of your choice: 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon, 50K or 50 miler. Of course, if I were you, I would use it to register for the 50K or the 50 miler. 

And by the way, if you are into great swag…nothing beats the goodies you receive at any of The North Face Endurance Challenge race. 
The Finish Line Festival features music, refreshments and food. Not to mention, it will also offer free samples, product trials, demonstrations and raffle prizes from The North Face, GORE-TEX, and more.

Expect to hob knob with the big dogs too...2010 50 miler winner was Geoff Roes and last year's 50 miler winner was Hal Koerner!

Meet & greet with Karnazes! A Meet and Greet with Dean Karnazes will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The North Face Retail booth at the Finish Line Festival. Dean will be answering questions, taking photos and signing autographs during this time.
So how do you win the free entry? It's easy really, all you have to do is help me spread the word in order to enter a random drawing and here's what I ask you to do. To qualify for the drawing, you will receive one entry for each one of the tasks you complete below:
Complete all five equals five entries!
Once you have completed any or all of the tasks above, come back to this blog entry and let me know by posting a comment on what you completed. I'll start the contest now and close it on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. EST (midnight). 

Each entry will be assigned a random number and the winner will be pulled by selecting the entry with the highest assigned random number. Drawing will be held by Monday, August 27th, 2012 and the winner will be announced on the blog. You must be a US resident to qualify and be at least 18 years of age.

Check back on the blog too, as I'll be posting stories and interviews featuring 2012 TNF Endurance Challenge participants in the next couple of weeks.
Don't wait? Start earning your entries and best of luck! I hope to see you on the trails.


  1. Okay Javier I did the first 4. No Facebook for me.
    John Dove

  2. Followed northfacefeces (sic)
    Follow you (on twitter and untappd [bonus?])
    Define follow blog? I read it on my google reader...
    Tweeted at you.
    Facebooked and such.

    much love.

  3. I'm in for all 5, although I already follow you on Twitter so maybe just 4 entries are justified. Almost scared that if I win I'll have to somehow convince my wife to let me go do it!

  4. Welcome to the contest John, Ben and Scott! John, you are all set with four entries. Ben, I should give extra creditfor the Untappd follow, but to stay fair, you are in with five entries (Google Reader counts) and Scott, you are in with five entries (hall pass pending!) Bonus entry if you repost the tweet again. Thanks and good luck!

  5. I had a few folks enter that didn't post a comment on here, including Jean-Pierre (3 entries), Terri Preast (2 entries), Rob Turner (2 entries), Ashley Walsh (2 entries) and Bonnie Gartley (2 entries). Accounting for their entries and those already mentioned in the earlier blog comments, a winner was randomly selected. I'm happy to share that the winner of the free entry for the October 13-14, The North Face Endurance Challenge race series in Georgia is...Rob Turner (@RHTIII). Congratulations Rob! And thank you to all for participating.

  6. Due to a schedule conflict with another race, Rob is not able to accept the free entry. By default, it goes to the runner up, Scott McCullough. Congrats Scott! I hear you'll use it for the 50 miler. Best of luck!