In lobbying the city for permission to do what is of course largely perceived as crazy stuff, I had to submit a report containing details about the upcoming race. I also had to make an appearance before the Grand Forks Safety Committee which was broadcast live to the community, during which the cat was let out of the bag about at least 'element' of the coming race. Since following the meeting a link to the full report appeared (briefly) on facebook, i figured that in the interest of leveling the playing field i'd let everyone know that, yes, there may be a portion of the race that requires swimming in the Red River. Rest assured, there will be ample safety provided and the swim will be optional, in case swimming in the Red is a major phobia for someone. The exact nature of the swim, it's length, and purpose, however, will not be disclosed as of yet.