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The Highs and Lows of Running

The North Face ultrarunner, Ian MacNairn trained for six months to prepare for the 2015 Canadian National 100 Mile Championship at the Sinister 7 Ultramarathon. On race day he felt mentally and physically prepared for what he knew would be a strenuous 100-mile race through the mountains, but no matter how prepared Ian may feel, he …

Mountain Athletics Chicago: How Bad Do You Want It?

The North Face Mountain Athletics training is not your average workout class. Our trainers aim to help you reach your outdoor goals while having fun at the same time. This week, we hear from The North Face Mountain Athletics Chicago trainer, Lina Torres.  Thursdays at 6:30 pm, we start to get some crazy looks from all the tourists walking …

My Life Outside of Ultrarunning

In 2009, The North Face athlete Ashely Arnold came to a crossroads where she was forced to choose to lead a life as a dancer and performer or as an ultrarunner. Although she ultimately chose to make ultrarunning her primary focus, dancing is still one of Ashley’s passions. Here she discusses why dancing has remained an …

Give Pack: Inspiring Exploration

We believe in inspiring the next generation of explorers. That’s why packs purchased from The North Face throughout August will go to help Big City Mountaineers mentor underserved youth on outdoor expeditions. Join us in making exploration possible for everyone.  As a TNF Local, The North Face influencer program, Michael Restivo received two backpacks: one for him and one for his mother. …

Stephanie Howe and Seth Swanson Take on UTMB

Today, the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) race kicks off in Chamonix, France. The race, a 165 kilometer trail that spans across three countries, is widely regarded as one of the most difficult ultra races in the world. The North Face athletes, Stephanie Howe and Seth Swanson will be among the runners at the starting line. The North Face …