December 2015

Nominate your 2016 END-WET Guest Swimmer

It's the most wonderful time of the year...watching the END-WET roster fill up with excited (terrified?) marathon swimmers from all over the country!

There's just one more thing we're lacking: a guest swimmer. If you've done the race before, you know that we've brought in one special guest each who can give a presentation to the group. We've picked people we think are ambassadors for the sport of open-water swimming in one way or another (sometimes by doing crazy things), but they've all been some of the most awesomely nice people we've ever met: Darren Miller, Jen Schumacher, Annaleise Carr, and Sarah Thomas. 

This year, we're asking you, the swimming community, for your nominations. Who exemplifies OWS and/or marathon swimming to you? Who has a story to share, or exemplifies sport in a positive way? Send us an email ( and tell us who you're nominating and why. We'll pick someone* and cover their flight, lodging, and food while they're here.

Free race for the price of a short talk? Heck yeah.

2016 travel scheduling is happening now, so send in those nominations ASAP--we plan on figuring this all out by February. Email us here:

Happy Nominating!



*Don't worry if you get nominated and weren't expecting a free trip to North Dakota: we're going to confirm all this stuff in private before announcing. :-)

Two More Races in 2016

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2016 is waiting for you.

Hello ENDracers,
All registrations are open, but we also have two more races to put on your calendars:
We have decided to put the Iceman Triathlon on hold for 2016.  The timing of the race isn’t great for our crew this year but it won’t be gone forever.  Instead of the Iceman, we are going to partner with the Northern Star Cycling Club to put on the Bikecicle fatbike race on Sunday, February 21. This will be a 15-20 mile race depending on how much snow we get and the route we can put together.
This year’s END-SPAR (spring primer adventure race) will be held May 7, 2016.  The location isn’t confirmed yet (likely Turtle River State Park), but it will be close to Grand Forks again.  This year’s race will be a 6-hour race, so hoping to attract a few more new teams to give the sport a try. 
We are still trying to put together END-AR (our flagship adventure race) in late summer or fall, but no date or additional details are known yet.
As always, if you have questions please ask. 
ENDracing team

Registration is Open!

Except for a few races, we're wide open for 2016! Check out the list to the right to see dates and prices.

END-SPAR is highly likely back at Turtle River State Park, we're just nailing things down. END-AR may happen this fall and be close to home in Grand Forks--that doesn't mean it will be easy!

As for the winter, we're this close (indicates small distance between fingers) to officially announcing what's going on in February. Keep in touch!