The North Face Endurance Challenge Training Camp

Join us for 2 days of running on the North Face Endurance Challenge SF course!

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

October 26, 2019


Join Scena’s Course Management Team for a weekend of training!

Join Scena on the course of the North Face Endurance Challenge San Francisco. As the Local Ambassador for the race since 2008, we have special experience and intricate knowledge of the race course. This is your opportunity to gain some in-depth course knowledge and learn about any changes for the 2019 race.

Two Days of Running and Other Options

Day One (Saturday) starts at Muir Beach at 8am and ends there whenever you end. We provide you with maps and some aid along the way. We also will talk about the course with you as we go.

Day 1 offers two options:

Option 1: 21 miles. This runs the 50-mile course from Muir Beach, to Cardiac and includes the Stinson Beach loop. (read: FUN)
Option 2: 14 miles. This leaves out the Stinson Beach loop and follows the 50k course. (read: ALSO FUN)

Day Two (Sunday) starts at The Golden Gate Bridge North Tower Parking Lot (off Conzelman Road). We’ll run backwards up to Alta Aid Station, then over to Tennessee Valley and back. This day is designed to show you the first and last parts of the races and to show you how the course proceeds from the trails onto the Golden Gate Bridge.

Click on Race Day for info.

Discounted Entries

As Local Ambassador, Scena has a limited number of discounted entries to the 50 mile and 50k races. These are available to you at no extra charge BUT we only have a limited number. You’ll be asked if you want one at check out. (These entries are now SOLD OUT).

Training Plans and Support

We offer 16-week training plans for both the 50 mile and 50k races. These are free to you and are supported online in our Run Your First Ultra Facebook group.

  • DAY 1 - Saturday

    Day 1, we will run from Muir Beach Parking Lot and have two options. Option 1 will run the 50k course, up to Cardiac Aid Station and back through Muir Woods. Option 2 will follow the 50 mile course and also do the loop down to Stinson Beach and back to Cardiac.
Updated 9/25/2019

Times, Getting Here, Where to stay



7:00 AM: Golden Gate Bridge Parking Lot - this is just a quick walk through the transition from trail to the Golden Gate Bridge

8:00 AM: Muir Beach. Gates open at 8, so we'll get in, park and get going.


8:00 AM: Golden Gate Bridge Parking Lot

Getting Here

The runs will be held on the North Face Endurance Challenge course in the Marin Headlands. This location is a 40-minute drive from downtown Oakland and approximately 25 minutes from downtown San Francisco.

Day 1: Directions to Muir Beach Parking Lot also to Golden Gate Bridge North Tower Parking Lot

Day 2: Directions Golden Gate Bridge North Tower Parking Lot


Parking is FREE both days.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much aid will there be?

Each day, there will be at least 1 aid station on course. You will be responsible for carrying extra nutrition that you either bring yourself, or grab at the start from us.

What sport drink will there be?

We will be serving Gu sports drink and Gu gels.

Do you need volunteers?

This isn't a race but it still helps to have a volunteer or two to support the rusn. Please fill out the volunteer form to indicate your interest and we'll get back to you with more information.

The North Face Endurance Challenge Training Camp