ENDracing 2016 Update

Dear ENDracers:

We’ve received a fair number of questions about the ENDracing line-up for 2016.  We’re a little behind in delivering the details, but this message and a few more to follow in the coming weeks will let everyone know about ENDracing in 2016 and beyond.  Right now, we just want to let people know what dates are set for 2016.  So, here are the dates that are set so far, with more to come…

  • March 19, 2016: END-SURE – offering the 25k, 50k and 100k options again.
  • June 18, 2016: END-WET – the 5th annual swim!  36 mile swim on the mighty Red River of the North.
  • July 16, 2016: Wilderman – the 3rd installment of the only off-road iron-distance triathlon in the country.
  • September 10, 2016: Uff Da Mud Run – Back on the greenway of Greater Grand Forks, this time with more new challenges and all the same MUD.
  • October 29 – 30, 2016: END-TOMBED and END-TRAILS, aka the Double Feature – join us once more at Turtle River State Park for the 6th annual 12-hour mountain bike race or the 4th annual 12-hour trail run...or both!

We also have plans for at least one adventure race in the Spring, but no date currently set.  Please stay tuned for the best kind of fun there is.  We are currently undecided about the Iceman Triathlon and a couple other races, but we’ll keep you posted when we get the rest of the details figured out.

In the coming weeks, look for an introduction to the new management of ENDracing.  Look for the new logo and some pictures of the END-VAN (she’s a high performance vehicle, we have to fill her with premium).  Also think about ways you might be able to join us so we can make ENDracing better together.

So, I hope this gets people excited, because we are.  We’re ready for another year of putting on the hardest (yet most fun) races in North Dakota.

Lastly, THANK YOU all for joining us in 2015.  Thank you for your support of these unique events, we look forward to racing with you all again, very soon.

Cheers,

ENDracing team

 

p.s. as always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask joel@endracing.com or matt@endracing.com.

Double Feature 2015 Results

Results from the 2015 END-TOMBED/END-TRAILS Double Feature can be found here.

We'll be listing race reports on each page as we get them, so please post a comment here or email a link to hello@endracing.com.  Here's a report from Jason.

Undead Hall of Fame Successes:

  • Andrew Holton (Pine, Colorado)
  • Ryan Wagner (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
  • Nathan Lizakowski (Grand Forks, North Dakota)
  • Corey Jurowski (New Richmond, Wisconsin)
  • Dan Salay (Rochester, Minnesota)
  • Jamie Perry (Bismarck, North Dakota)

Awesome work guys!  Thanks to everyone who came out for a weekend of racing and cameraderie.  We'll see you in 2016!

Double Feature is Coming


 

We've made it through Uff Da (well, results are in process), which means Fall is in the air--and Double Feature is coming.  This pair of races is one of our favorite weekends of the year.  It's one last big hurrah before the winter cold sets in and the snow flies, and is the only race where it feels perfectly natural to sit down in front of a roaring fire and have a big bowl of Dakota Harvest soup, before stepping back out the door and into the fray.

It's also a great beginner race, so if you've been hearing about us for a while and just haven't signed up, now is your chance.  Each day has three ways to race, Saturday on mountain bike (END-TOMBED) and Sunday on your own two feet (END-TRAILS):

  • The Imp. Started last year, we reailized there were people who wanted to come chill for a while without being gone the whole day.  The Imp starts at 2 PM, which is six hours into the whole enchilada--watch other people suffer while you test the waters on a single lap.
  • Skeleton Army.  Grab your team of up to four undead and alternate laps of the course, in any order you want, for the full 12 hours.  Two laps back-to-back by one person?  Only one lap by another?  It's all good.  
  • Zombie.  The premiere category. It's all you, racing other zombies to get the most laps in 12 hours.

We love this event because it brings people together in one place, not spread out over half of creation, never to be seen for hours at a time.  It's grassroots, which is how we like to do things.  To help push you off the fence, you should be seeing a "Save $10" link on each of the END-TOMBED and END-TRAILS web pages--just spread a little social network love to your friends and get a coupon code.  Your friends + our friends = a mighty fine race weekend to end the season.

END-SPAR 2015 Results

Results of END-SPAR 2015 (our sixth year of this race!) are available here.  As always, if you think there is a mistake, please let us know.

This was our first adventure race without Andy acting as course designer and race director, and I'm super glad so many teams came out to race.  The field included many teams who were either entirely new to the sport or had members acting as navigator for the first time. As someone who is not the best navigator in the world, I can understand how daunting it is to head out into a race with nobody more experienced to rely on.  The most common thing I hear when encouraging people to sign up for AR is that they would love to, but they don't think they can navigate.  So let's give a big THANK YOU to anyone who is teaching this vital skill and helping to grow the sport!

The course was hard this year, not only because the river conditions decided against rafting and forcing everyone to stand up and pedal or march the whole day.  The rogaine sections were tricky, the trail maps incomplete, and we misplaced one point on the map (the infamous CP E, which some of you found on the trail after we discovered our error and moved the point).  I'm thankful for everyone's understanding, but these things can be improved upon for the next race.  Due to the uncertain future of ENDracing, we can't promise anything for certain--but if you were looking for certainty, you wouldn't be doing adventure races.

Team captains will be receiving an email with a survey link and a graciously donated discount code for the Spruce Woods Adventure O.  If you like our races, the next one is END-BOB, right here in Grand Forks/East Grand Forks on June 6th.

 

 

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