Our mission is to develop an endurance community that empowers each member towards both individual and collective potential. We aim to lead and inspire a community of athletes who are willing to descend into the darkness;
Who are ready to sacrifice their current selves for their potential selves;
Who believe that by braving that process together, we find the shared humanity that drives us farther than we could have endured on our own.
At NYX Endurance, we believe in the relentless pursuit of better. We believe there is no success without suffering. There is no progress without perseverance. There is no light without darkness.
In ancient Greek mythology, Nyx was the primordial goddess of the night. She lived in the depths of the underworld, a place of torment, suffering, and darkness. She was the only goddess ever feared by Zeus, as she was older and more powerful. According to the myth, Nyx was one of the original elemental gods present at the beginning of creation. Before there was anything, there was darkness, or ‘night,’ and that is how Nyx came to be.
Darkness can be symbolic of fear and suffering, but it is also the platform for growth. There are highs and lows on the quest for endurance. There are moments in both training and racing where we reach a point of suffering that seems overwhelming, and there is a choice to be made. Do we slow down, quit, or resist? Or do we find a way to keep going?
Nyx inspires us to find our power by surrendering to the deep discomfort that comes with growth. When we’re at that point where we think we can’t go on, but somehow do go on, that’s where we uncover our potential. Because if you want to break through to the light, you have to be willing to endure the darkness.