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We would like to thank everyone for your support and participation at Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund events throughout the year. We look forward to your continued involvement in the future.

NorthFace Endurance Challenge Trail Racing Series

Hello Friends & Supporters of Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund! 

It is with great pleasure to announce that we will be participating in the 2018 North Face® Endurance Challenge Series again and have been invited to expand our presence to include ALL race locations on their tour including New York, Washington D.C., Utah, Massachusets, Wisconsin and California. This series is the ultimate in Trail Racing and a great opportunity for those of you looking to challenge yourself or change it up a bit!

By racing with Team Army Ranger, discounted slots in all cities are available for Half-Marathon, Marathon, and Marathon Relay (which consists of teams of 2 to 4 people). For you Ultra-Marathoners slots are also available for the 50K and the GORE-TEX 50 Mile races.

See below for all race locations and dates.

Please email racing@leadthewayfund.org with your interest in joining Team Army Ranger for any of these races. Please also specify which event you are interested in.

April 28-29

The North Face Endurance Challenge returns to Algonkian Regional Park, Great Falls Park and the Potomac Heritage Trail. The course keeps runners on their toes with ever-changing terrain. The course consists of mainly single and double track with a few spots of carriage road in the mix.

May 5-6

A hardy test for trail runners of any level, The North Face Endurance Challenge New York winds along the western shores of the Hudson River and through the craggy foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Expect enough rocks and challenging terrain along the course to keep you engaged, but not enough to prevent you from running the majority of the race.

June 9TH – 10TH

Wachusett Mountain creates the setting for this race where on a clear day features views of Mt. Monadnock in New Hampshire, the Berkshires to the west, and the Boston skyline to the east. Runners will navigate the trails of DCR Wachusett Mountain, summiting on multiple occasions before hopping on the Midstate Trail to DCR Leominster State Forest home of scenic ridgelines and lakeshore views. The terrain ranges from rolling unpaved fire roads to more technical, single track and multi-use trails.

September 16TH – 17TH

An ideal course layout for elite speedsters and those taking their first strides in the world of ultra trail running, The Endurance Challenge Wisconsin course is run-able from start to finish, provided that you’ve trained properly. A large portion of the course takes place on the renowned Ice Age Trail located 60 miles southeast of Madison in the southern reaches of the picturesque Kettle Moraine State Park.

September 23rd – 24TH

The North Face Endurance Challenge Series’ expansion into the “mountain” region of the United States at Park City Mountain Resort, is located 20 miles outside of Salt Lake City. This race course will not only start at the highest elevation within the North America series at 7,000 feet but it will also climb to the highest elevation of 10,000 feet. The North Face Endurance Challenge cruises along the Wasatch Back, part of the Wasatch Mountain Range in the resort destination of Park City. Athletes will navigate this world-renowned ski destination using a mix of double and single track trail, ski runs, mountain bike trails and various dirt access roads. Bring your lungs and legs and be prepared to be awestruck.

November 18-19 


Located in the visually stunning Marin Headlands, The North Face Endurance Challenge Championship course engages runners with both scenic views and drastic elevation change.


  • Again, please email racing@leadthewayfund.org with your interest in joining Team Army Ranger for any of these races. Please also specify which event you are interested in.
  • Please be advised that all racers MUST commit to meeting minimum Lead The Way Fund fundraising requirements set at $500 for the Marathon and Half- Marathon and $750 for the Marathon Relay Team.
  • All Team Army Ranger participants will be fully supported by Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund with racing gear including a visor, a light-weight performance running top, racing pinney and a LTWF backpack to carry all your great new gear in.

As always, we thank your for your continued support! For more in-depth information about the event, including course maps and weekend specifics, please visit the NorthFace Endurance Challenge Series website at https://www.thenorthface.com/get-outdoors/endurance-challenge.html#.

Rangers Lead The Way!


April 28 @ 8:00 am
November 19 @ 5:00 pm
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