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Ultra-marathon at North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain

Third-time winner Jordan McDougal crosses the finish line

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

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: Susan Stava

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

Michael Bielik passes the Anthony Wayne checkpoint at
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

The 50K race map is posted. The 50
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Runners compete in the grueling 50-mile event at
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Runners pass the Anthony Wayne checkpoint at the
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Ashley Moyer, of Pennslyvania, is the first-place winner
Photo 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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