END-WET guest swimmer, WET+WILD registration deadlines

Hi folks, some updates:

We're happy to announce Evan Morrison as the 2023 END-WET guest swimmer! Full announcement at https://endracing.com/blog/end-wet-2023-guest-swimmer.

END-WET (https://endracing.com/end-wet) and Wilderman (https://endracing.com/wilderman) registration increases will happen later today (May 2nd).

Heads up that END-WET reg closes at the end of May. That's this month!

How about some roster numbers?
- END-WET 36-mile swim: 14 solo (https://endracing.com/end-wet/roster)
- Wilderman off-road tri: 7 half, 6 full, 1 relay team (https://endracing.com/wilderman/roster)
- [Mystery Summer Running Event?]
- END-PULSE ultra: Not open yet (https://endracing.com/end-pulse)
- END-TOMBED 6/12-hour MTB: Not open yet (https://endracing.com/end-tombed)
- END-TRAILS 6/12/24-hour run: Not open yet (https://endracing.com/end-trails)

Always looking for volunteers and future race directors. Get in touch: https://endracing.com/volunteer

If you have a past race report or photos and we don't have a link to them on a particular race page, send them our way.

And finally, want to buy a 1990 15-passenger van? We've got one to sell!


END Crew

The END-WET 2023 Guest Swimmer is....

Hello everyone,

Please join me in welcoming the Guest Swimmer for END-WET 2023, Evan Morrison.

Evan Morrison is a marathon swimmer, originally from California and currently based in Sydney, Australia. For his contributions to the sport, he was inducted in 2022 to the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as an Honor Administrator.


Evan co-founded the Marathon Swimmers Federation and developed several influential projects including the LongSwims Database, the MSF Documented Swims platform for ratifying independent marathon swims, the Rules of Marathon Swimming, and the track.rs GPS tracking app. Since 2016, he has served as president of the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association.


Evan has completed 20 marathon-distance solo swims and races, including the Catalina Channel, Around Manhattan Island, and the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim. He set course records across New York Bay between Sandy Hook and Manhattan, and across the Santa Barbara Channel from Santa Cruz Island. The latter swim was featured in the documentary film DRIVEN. In 2020, he completed the first winter swim of San Francisco's challenging Round-Trip Angel Island route.


Evan's passion for long-distance open water swimming first developed off the shores of Chicago — so he is delighted for the opportunity to return to the Midwest for END-WET.

END-SURE 2023 Race Week Email

Hi y'all!
Hope you've been watching the weather, because otherwise this will be a surprise: it's snowy. As we did last year, the race will be held on the four-mile Oak Leaf Trail, with everyone running as many laps as it takes to get the distance they want.
As Race Director Mike writes: "There's way more snow this year." He continues "Realistically thinking that the 25K might be doable in a reasonable amount of time, but 31 miles could be tough and 62 is hard to imagine."
Sounds like an adventure in conditions! Four-mile loops might sound boring, but they give ample opportunity to come back to the same point, assess how you're feeling, grab a bite, switch out your shoes or clothing, and get back out there. Might be a good day to experiment with gear, suffering along with a bunch of others.
The loop has been/will be packed down with snowshoes, but be ready. Trekking poles/ski poles and snowshoes are allowed.
"But ENDracing!" you exclaim, "I want to win the 25K/50K/100K! That's what I signed up for!" Scoring will be similar to what we do for END-TOMBED/END-TRAILS. If you get to the number of laps equivalent to 25K first, you win that race. But if you don't make that many laps, we'll count the number you finished and rank everyone by that. Course cutoff times are in the course book (10 hours for 25K and 50K, 16 hours for 100K), after which we won't count laps.
If possible, please print off a waiver, sign it, and bring it with you to the start. If you have multiple people together, throw your names/signatures/dates on the same sheet of paper. Waiver is here.
More information is in the course book. If you see something weird/wrong/missing, drop a line back here (hello@endracing.com) and we'll get it addressed. You can also ask us on the Facebook event, Twitter, or Mastodon if social media is your bag.
See you soon!
END crew

END-SURE registration bump on March 1st (and some tidbits)

Hey folks, here's a few updates below. As always, reply back if you have something to say. --END Crew

# END-SURE April 1

Quick reminder about END-SURE! Price bump tomorrow and who knows what the snow will look like in a month! https://endracing.com/end-sure

Race Director Mike writes: "I just loaded up the snowmobile to go have a look at the trails and how things are over there. It sounds like that area might get another 6" of snow tonight and tomorrow, so maybe I'll hold off until tomorrow..."

# END-WET June 17

Nine swimmers signed up already, and some others who are looking for local support paddlers. Connect with swimmers at https://forum.marathonswimmers.org/discussion/2337/end-wet-2023 and figure out what your paddle-all-day rate is (we've set the price at $150 in the past).


# Wilderman Triathlon July 15

Ten racers signed up for various flavors, and definitely some on the fence who need a little nudge to start training. https://endracing.com/wilderman

We're looking for aid station volunteers for the hours that work for you, so hit up https://endracing.com/volunteer or https://www.facebook.com/groups/775365199336508.


Not open yet, but get it on your calendar. https://endracing.com/end-pulse

# Double Feature Oct ?

Back again for another year. https://endracing.com/double-feature