Wisconsin > The North Face Endurance Challenge Half Marathon
Kettle Moraine State Forest, WI • Sunday, September 15, 2013 • Course Map
One of a series of multi-race trail and endurance events staged by The North
Face throughout the year -- including races in New York State, San
Francisco, Washington DC and Seattle -- the Madison, Wis.-based North
Face Endurance Challenge through the hills and trails of the Kettle
Moraine State Forest just south of the town of Dousman, about 50 miles
from the nearby state capital city.
Considered by organizers
as one of the race series' events with more forgiving trails and pathways, the race is run on
mostly single-track trails, with both flat stretches as well as climbs
of 200 feet or more in spots.
The out-and-back loop course for the race starts and finishes at Ottawa
Lake in the north-central part of the park, and takes runners on a
circuitous loop through the park's northern fields, hills and trails.
Because the race course loops out and returns from a central point near
County Road ZZ within the park, runners will have a chance to visit the
Scuppernong aid station at this point three times during the
events also includes several other races that take runners through
different sections of the park, including a 50-mile run, a 50K race,
and 10K and 5K races.
With more than 30,000 acres of woodlands, grasslands, lakes and hills,
Kettle Moraine offers runners a picturesque setting for the race that
owes its beauty to the glacial formations that shaped the region many
millenia ago. Runners and spectators who are interested in learning
more can check out the forest's Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center,
which highlights the animals, plant life and climatic conditions that
were common in this region during the prehistoric era.
Weather & Climate
Located in the state's southeastern corner, just over 50 miles southeast of Madison and roughly 38 miles southwest of downtown Milwaukee, the southern unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest typically sees September temperatures that average between 50°F and 72°F, while rainfall totals average just under 3.7 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Sept. 15), the average low is 50°F and the average high is 72°F.
View the race route map for the North Face Endurance Challenge Half Marathon
$65 for the half marathon, if registered by April 4, 2013
$70 between April 5 - July 5
$85 between July 6 - September 8
$100 during the week of the race
To reserve your spot in any of the races at the late summer 2013 running of Madison's The North Face Endurance Challenge, register online at the event website.
Official Race Website
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