2015 Calendar!

Thanks for your patience everyone... our 2015 Calendar is finally ready to go. Amazingly, in a feat of pure master planning greatness, we've simultaneously planned our 2016 calendar, but won't announce that one quite yet. But for 2015, here goes:

  • Feb. 28th--Iceman Triathlon (winter triathlon). Grand Forks, North Dakota.
  • Mar 28th--END-SURE (25K, 50K, 100K trail run). Sheyenne National Grasslands, near Fargo, ND.
  • May 16th--END-SPAR (9-12 hour AR). Pembina Gorge, near Walhalla, ND.
  • June 6th--END-BOB (cycling, orienteering, and paddling).  Grand Forks/East Grand Forks, ND/MN.
  • June 20th--END-WET (36 mile downriver swim). Grand Forks, ND.
  • July 11th--Wilderman (full and half distance off road triathlon). Pembina Gorge, near Walhalla, ND.
  • Sept 5th--Uff Da Mud Run (6K or 50K mud run). Grand Forks, ND.
  • Oct. 24-25th--END-TOMBED/END-TRAILS (12 hour lap style MTB, 12 hour lap style trail run). Turtle River State Park, ND.

We'll be updating the details for all events over the next couple days (drop down menu above). Registration for the Iceman is open now, registration for all the other events opens on Jan. 2nd, so mark set your alarm for 12:01 if you're into that 'first one registered' kind of thing like I am.

In addition to the above schedule, we've heard rumors that Dr. Dexter Perkins of the ENDracing crew is also hoping to resuscitate bringing back Mr. Marley (END-BOB) sometime in the May to July window (before or after END-WET) on June 6th! We will keep you posted. There are also a couple of great races happening out west--the Maah Daah Hey 100 crew is bringing a 100+ mile gravel grinder to the badlands over Memorial Day weekend and of course hosting the third year of the MDH100 on August 1st. ENDracing is also designing the course for the Bakken X-Trek, a 5K+ mud and terrain run with 30 obstacles that will be held on September 19th in Williston, ND (we'll link to the website once it is up). And for those of you more into adventure racing than mud runs, there are also a couple of cool AR just north of the border to consider...Spruce Woods Adventure-O on July 24th and Swamp Donkey Adventure Race, Canada's largest AR (and ENDracing is reigning champs!), on Sept 19th as well.

There you go--plenty of fuel for next years fire. Thanks everyone for 6 years of inspiration and epic adventures. Looking forward to year number seven!

Undead Hall of Fame is Livening Up

It's that time of year again...time for our Halloween Double Feature!  More importantly for some of us is the Undead Hall of Fame competition: To gain such status, one must mountain bike over 100 miles in 12 hours at END-TOMBED, get exactly 12 hours of rest, and then run/walk/shamble over 50 miles the next day at END-TRAILS.  As you can tell, it's an elite group--last year only four racers managed the feat, to be remembered in infamy...forever...

Here are your 2014 Undead Hall of Fame competitors (as of today):

  • Justin Phillips, Grand Forks, ND
  • Lisa Thompson, St. Paul, MN
  • Joe Vacek, Grand Forks, ND
  • Jenn Holmes, Winnipeg, MB
  • Lisa Kaufman, Bismarck, ND
  • Matt Cooley, Grand Forks, ND
  • Wild Bill Murtha, Dickinson, ND
  • Scott Schofield, Grand Forks AFB, ND

We wish them the best of luck...

Non-stop Action

Wow it's been quite a summer.  As a race director I've been thrilled to put so many epic races this summer and connect with so many inspiring individuals.  I'm also consider myself very lucky and blessed to have such talented folks to work with and such a great crew of dedicated volunteers to make all of this possible.  We're still in recovery mode from Uff Da and gearing up for the final three events of the season--a family adventure race in conjunction with Ground UP adventures,  the North American Adventure Racing championship race, and our 'Double Feature' event (a mountain bike race and trail race on consecutive days) but we're also already looking ahead to next year. We aren't yet 100% certain on next years dates but will try to have those posted by the end of the month for those already looking to schedule their 2015 race calendar, but will wait until Jan 2nd of 2015 to open registration for all events.  Why Jan 2nd?  Well, we just want to make sure you have a full day to think about things after any potential New Year's Eve revelry. After all, while resolutions are great things, resolutions that include any of our events are probably best made when one's faculties are fully present.