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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, April 28, 2018
2017: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Out and Back
Surface: Trail
Certified?: No

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 58°F (14°C)
Average High: 68°F (20°C)
Average Low: 48° F (8°C)

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: N/A
Course Score: N/A

Race Size

2017: 170 Finishers
2016: 180 Finishers
2015: 225 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: N/A
2016: N/A

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The Washington D.C. North Face Endurance Challenge course consists of 50% singletrack, 30% dirt or gravel doubletrack, 10% gravel carriage road and 10% paved road. The course starts at Algonkian Park. Once runners reach Great Falls Park they turn back through flat Potomac Heritage Trail and finish back at Algonkian Park.

Marathon Rankings

The North Face Endurance Challenge - Washington D.C. was the 290th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 286th largest in 2016.

Elevation Chart

No course elevation available at this time.

Recent North Face Endurance Challenge - Washington D.C. Reviews

3 Stars from 1 Reviews
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review of 2012 North Face Endurance Challenge - Washington D.C..   

3 / 5 Stars


I ran the half marathon. The course was a single-track trail that we ran out and back. It rained two days before and the trail was so muddy it was like doing a Warrior Dash. I don't mind mud though--it's a trail run after all. What bothered me the most was that the trail wasn't wide enough to support runners going both ways. Too many times I stepped into nettles while avoiding incoming runners...

Race Tips

Mostly flat. There's one big, steep hill.

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