The North Face® is excited to announce
our partnership with StravaTM to provide two opportunities this Fall
to take on segment and global challenges to see how runners stack up on the
Strava Segment Challenge Leaderboards.
Registered runners in the San
Francisco Endurance Challenge on December 1-2 will have one mile segment
challenges embedded into their courses, with leading men and women receiving
prizes from Strava.
North Face Global Ultra Challenge kicked off in
October, challenging Strava members to run 50k during the weekend of the sold
out Endurance Challenge Championships in San Francisco, CA December 1-2. Even if someone can't be on-site in San
Francisco pounding out the miles on December 1st or 2nd, they can still take
part in the Championship by participating.
If you want to join The North Face Ultra Challenge, log
into Strava (signup is free) and go to The
North Face Global Ultra Challenge page to join.
On the weekend of the event, runners
can record their run(s) using the Strava Run app or their own GPS enabled device
and upload them to Strava to see how they stack up against fellow competitors.
Athletes who complete the 50k Challenge will receive glory and the admiration
of their peers, as well as a boost to their own level of fitness. Additionally,
The North Face will select some "exceptional performances" to reward
with some special surprises.
Once entered runners can spread the miles out over two days, or join the 50k race
competitors on Saturday and do the entire distance in one run.
Strava's on-site participation at the
Championships will be as follows:
There will be a one-mile Segment
Challenge along the course on both Saturday and Sunday to challenge
participants on a significant climb during the race. They will
have large 'Start' and 'Finish' flags to alert runners to the segment.
Prizes will be offered to the male and female winners, three deep, on
Strava will offer loaner Garmins,
while supplies last, for participants interested in testing out the Strava
experience with a GPS-enabled device.
The Strava team will sponsor an aid
station along the course.
Post-race, Strava will provide small
towels to wipe off all that dirt and some warming/cooling goods depending on
At the Festival, Strava will have
upload stations for any participant who signed up for Strava or wanted to sign
up for Strava to upload their run directly from their GPS watch right away and
see how they did in the segment challenge. This will also be an
opportunity for them to get some free Strava goodies for uploading.