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Third-time winner Jordan McDougal crosses the finish line (Credit: Susan Stava)

Third-time winner Jordan McDougal crosses the finish line of the grueling 50-mile North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Ultra-marathon at North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain

Ultra-marathon runners began their trek early Saturday at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain, tracing the western shores of the Hudson River and the craggy foothills of the Catskill Mountains. The two day event consisted of the Gore-Tex 50 Mile, 50K and marathon on Saturday, with the half-marathon, 10K and 5K scheduled for Sunday. A marathon relay and kid's runs were also scheduled. (May 4, 2013)

Third-time winner Jordan McDougal crosses the finish line
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Third-time winner Jordan McDougal crosses the finish line of the grueling 50-mile North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile North Face
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile North Face
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

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Michael Bielik passes the Anthony Wayne checkpoint at
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Michael Bielik passes the Anthony Wayne checkpoint at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Shin Ikeda from New York City finishes his
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Shin Ikeda from New York City finishes his first 50K race. Runners competed at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Relay teams at the starting line prepare for
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Relay teams at the starting line prepare for a six mile section of the race at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Relay teams at the starting line prepare for
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Relay teams at the starting line prepare for a six mile section of the race at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Relay teams at the starting line prepare for
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Relay teams at the starting line prepare for a six mile section of the race at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

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The 50K race map is posted. The 50
(Credit: Susan Stava)

The 50K race map is posted. The 50 mile and 50K endurance challenge is taking place Saturday and Sunday in Bear Mountain State Park. (May 4, 2013)

Drew Guff from Greewich, Conn., warms up with
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Drew Guff from Greewich, Conn., warms up with squats at the starting line. Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile event at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile event at
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile event at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile event at
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile event at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile event at
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile event at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

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Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile event at
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile event at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile event at
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile event at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Shin Ikeda from New York City finishes his
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Shin Ikeda from New York City finishes his first 50K race at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Shin Ikeda from New York City finishes his
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Shin Ikeda from New York City finishes his first 50K race at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Shin Ikeda from New York City finishes his
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Shin Ikeda from New York City finishes his first 50K race at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

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Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile event at
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile event at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Runners Tori and Chris Edwards warm up at
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Runners Tori and Chris Edwards warm up at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Runners compete at the North Face Endurance Challenge
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Runners compete at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Runners compete at the North Face Endurance Challenge
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Runners compete at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Runners cross the finish line at the 50-mile
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Runners cross the finish line at the 50-mile event at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

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Runners pass the Anthony Wayne checkpoint at the
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Runners pass the Anthony Wayne checkpoint at the 50-mile event at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Relay teams prepare at the starting line of
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Relay teams prepare at the starting line of the six mile section of the race at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Denis Mikhaylov, from Russia, wins the 50K race
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Denis Mikhaylov, from Russia, wins the 50K race at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Denis Mikhaylov, from Russia, wins the 50K race
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Denis Mikhaylov, from Russia, wins the 50K race at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

Ashley Moyer, of Pennsylvania, is the first-place winner
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Ashley Moyer, of Pennsylvania, is the first-place winner for women's 50-mile race. Runners competed in the grueling 50-mile event at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

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Ashley Moyer, of Pennslyvania, is the first-place winner
(Credit: Susan Stava)

Ashley Moyer, of Pennslyvania, is the first-place winner for the women's 50-mile race. Runners competed in the grueling 50-mile event at the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain. (May 4, 2013)

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