The North Face Endurance Challenge Half Marathon starts at Great Falls. I’ve been there a lot of times over the years.
I’ve walked around what I believe will be a part of the course. I’ve hiked it with a child on my back.
I’ve even seen a copperhead there.
(gah, why am I running this again???)
But I’ve never actually attempted to run there. And the closest thing I’ve ever done to a trail race was one of the courses in the Dust Bowl Series.
I’m kind of sorta starting to get a bit nervous. Perhaps it’s a good thing I’ve signed up and they haven’t put up the course elevation yet. Gulp.
So, I turn to you, my faithful readers, to give me your best advice. I know some of you run trails all the time. Will I be laughed off the course if I wear a skirt? Are long compression socks a bad idea or a good one? How do I avoid twisting an ankle? Am I crazy? (I’ll answer that one – yes.)
In return, I’m giving away a code for 50% off the 10k or the 5k. I’m going to make it easy – just drop your name in the hat (aka enter yourself in rafflecopter.)
Sure, I’d love it if you liked me on Facebook, followed me on twitter, or followed me on instagram. And, you can also like the Endurance Challenge on Facebook or follow them on twitter. Go do it, just because we are cool!
And then enter here:
Disclaimer: North Face provided the code for me and for a reader. I was already planning to run and all opinions are my own. Now perhaps I should actually go for a run to prepare…