The North Face, the world’s premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today announced ultrarunner Dylan Bowman, 28, of Mill Valley, Calif. has joined its global athlete team. The North Face has a team of more than 70 professional global athletes, which includes runners, snowboarders, skiers, rock climbers and mountaineers.
“Dylan is an incredibly strong and focused athlete on the trails,“ said Aaron Carpenter, vice president of marketing for The North Face. “Because we all share the trails of Marin with him, we’ve been able to watch him evolve into a fierce competitor in our own backyard. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome this fellow Bay Area local to The North Face team.”
Growing up in Colorado, Bowman developed a love of the outdoors and mountain sports early in life. Although he has always been an athlete, Bowman wasn’t introduced to long distance trail running until after a successful collegiate Lacrosse career. With no formal background or training as a runner, Bowman took to ultrarunning in 2008 and has quickly become a top competitor on the North American racing circuit. Bowman boasts top finishes at world-renowned Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run and the Leadville 100, and first place finishes at top races, including Miwok 100K (2013), Sean O’Brien 50 Mile (2014) and the Endurance Challenge New York (2014).
Bowman will join veteran teammates Rob Krar, Timothy Olson, Mike Foote and Stephanie Howe at the Endurance Challenge Gore-Tex 50-Mile Championships Dec. 6.
“I'm thrilled to be joining The North Face family. Since the early days of ultrarunning, The North Face has been a committed bringing the sport to a bigger audience through the support of athletes and sponsorship of races around the world,” Bowman said. “The team is filled with some of the best athletes in the world, whom I respect and admire greatly. Joining their ranks is a true honor.”
This week is a big week for Bay Area runners with events all over town leading up to the Endurance Challenge Championships race in the Marin Headlands:
Sports Basement Presidio |610 Old Mason St. San Francisco, CA | 7 p.m.
Experience the world famous Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc through the eyes of top runners Timothy Olson and Rory Bosio
Sports Basement Presidio |610 Old Mason St. San Francisco, CA | 5:30 p.m.
The San Francisco premier of “The Long Haul” featuring the successful fastest known time attempt at the John Muir Trail by The North Face athletes Hal Koerner and Mike Wolfe
The North Face Union Square | 180 Post St. San Francsico, CA | 6:30 p.m.
An Endurance Challenge Championship pre-race panel discussion with The North Face athlete Dean Karnazes and race director Nick Moore
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
For more than 40 years The North Face has teamed up with the world's best athletes, mountaineers, alpinists, climbers, skiers, snowboarders and endurance adventurers who have defined the limits of what is humanly possible. The North Face ultra-running Team includes Jez Bragg, Sébastien Chaigneau, Lizzy Hawker, Tsuyoshi Kaburaki, Dean Karnazes, Hal Koerner, Kami Semick, Diane Van Deren, Mike Wolfe and Timothy Olson and all are excited to have Bowman as part of the team.