Back for its second year, The North Face Endurance Challenge Series’ only Canadian stop is coming to Blue Mountain near Collingwood, ON. The Endurance Challenge Series, sponsored by The North Face, has been hosting races around North America and internationally since 2007, and they have it totally dialled in. The races are exceptionally organized with great courses, swag, and atmosphere that can’t be beat. Come out, challenge yourself on the trails and meet new people!

  • When: July 18-19, 2015
  • What to Expect: well-marked, beautifully scenic trails around the Blue Mountain Ski Area and the Niagara Escarpment on western shores of Georgian Bay.
  • Where: All races start and finish in the centre of the village at the Blue Mountain Ski Area, located less than 2 hours from downtown Toronto.
  • Register: Click HERE
  • Discount: D30KKON15 for 15% off

 

Photo by Ken Schuh - Ultra Race Photos Race Photograpy, Ultra Race Photos, LLC.

Photo by Ken Schuh – Ultra Race Photos Race Photograpy, Ultra Race Photos, LLC.

 

#ECSON, The Blue Mountain Race offers something for every runner with distances from 5km to 80km. On Saturday are the long distance races: 80km, 50km, Marathon, and Marathon Relay, and on Sunday the 5km, 10km, and half-marathon runners get to take over the trails.   The trails are challenging, as you would expect starting at the bottom of a ski hill but the course markings and ample aid stations, will keep you moving towards the finish line.

The nice thing about the wide variety of distances is that you can head up with a group of friends or family and if they have different abilities or desires, you’ll find something for everyone. Another highlight, if you bring your young family, is the kids fun races that happen each day. The kids’ races are free, and everyone gets a medal (and a legit race number bib!)

The kids races happen both days and are so much fun! Photo by Ken Schuh - Ultra Race Photos Race Photograpy, Ultra Race Photos, LLC.

The kids races happen both days and are so much fun!
Photo by Ken Schuh – Ultra Race Photos Race Photograpy, Ultra Race Photos, LLC.

 

Blue Mountain is a perfect quick getaway from the city, and by signing up for a race, you can feel like you’ve earned the post race poutine, beavertails, craft beer, or anything else you want to indulge in at the Village.

To Register, click HERE & use the code: D30KKON15 for 15% off your registration fee for any distance.

 

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