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Why This Runner Chose to Compete in Six ECS Races This Year

This year, Paul Banel will be the first person to attempt to compete in all six 50 mile races at The North Face Endurance Challenge Series. Here, he shares what motivated this decision and reflects on completing the first ECS race.  The feeling of community at ultras, and the encouragement and support you give and get …

Dylan Bowman Talks Work-Life Balance

Mostly known for his victories on the trails, The North Face ultrarunner Dylan Bowman has more than a rigorous training and race schedule to accomplish in his day to day. Here, he shares how he balances his personal life, being a professional athlete and having a full time job. Whenever someone refers to me as …

Earth Day – The Giving Trees

Words by  The North Face Senior Sustainability Manager, James Rogers. Shel Silverstein’s book, The Giving Tree, was a staple for many children growing up. For those of you not familiar with the story, it follows the life of a young boy and his relationship with an apple tree. In childhood, the boy enjoys playing on the tree …

How Adventuring In The Outdoors Helped This High School Girl Pursue Her Dreams

Karla Balbino is one of the incredibly tenacious and bright team members from the 2015 Girls on Ice program. The Girls on Ice program, a recipient of The North Face Explore Fund grant, is a wilderness education program for high school girls that offer courses in glaciated terrain in both the North Cascades and Alaska …