END-IT Photos and Beardcicle 2014 Winners!

It's been a great (cold) winter for getting outside and creating a frosty face extension on your beard or mask.  We asked and you submitted: your beardcicle contest winners are (for length) Tara Kenny and Lori Smith Lindholm, and (for mass) Cory Pratt!  Get in touch with matt@endracing.com and each of you will get a choice between a ColdAvenger mask or $25 credit towards ENDracing registration or swag.

Tara, Lori, and Cory all exhibit frosty faces.

The ColdAvenger Extreme North Dakota Iceman Triathlon was yesterday, and our all-weather photographer Wes Peck already has photos up.  Check them out here while you wait for us to finalize results.  This was the first event in the 2014 Grand Forks Winter Series, so you still have next weekend to participate in the Frozen Feat 5K/10K and Northern Star Cycling Club's Bikecicle winter bike race and compete to win some fabulous prizes, including a winner's jacket and night at the CanadInn.

Thanks to you….

We (ENDracing) were able to donate a whopping $10,000 to Ground UP Adventures--a local Grand Forks youth based non-profit--at the end of 2013.  The non-profit is the chosen beneficiary of any surplus our organization has at the end of the year, but we honestly never imagined we'd be able to make such a substantial contribution.  It's a good thing too--Ground UP's ambitious boat house project  needed financial support.  It had only recieved one cash grant (from the North Dakota Tourism Department) and although many in-kind donations promised to see the facility stocked to the gills, additional funding for the actual facility was sorely needed.  

We at ENDracing are all just thrilled to have been able to find such success doing what we love that we can give back in such a meaningful way.  A huge thanks to all those who have raced with us, volunteered, or just cheered us on--it is your support that makes it possible for us to support others. 

It's Winter. Send Us Your Beardcicle!

It's been a rough start to the winter for some of us, but the arctic vortex just meant conditions where primed for great beardcicle formation.  Send in your best beardcicle photos, and we'll be giving away a ColdAvenger face mask and two $25 ENDracing codes to our top three favorites.  If you don't have a beard, that's okay--we'll accept your truly epic face, balaclava, or mask frost photos as well.

To Enter: First, go outside in the cold and get a good workout in.  Only beardcicles from this season (Winter 2013-2014) will be accepted.  Entries must be received before February 1st.

  1. Give us some props by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.
  2. Send us a photo in one of three ways (we'll be watching all of them):
    1. Drop an email to matt@endracing.com with your photo and a caption (include photographer if it wasn't you).
    2. Post the photo on our Facebook page with hashtag #beardcicle.
    3. Tweet the photo to us (@ENDracing) with hashtag #beardcicle.

We here at ENDracing will pick our top three favorites, based on the epicness of the beardcicle, any associated story, and any other criteria we see fit.

Fine Print: Only beardcicles from this season (Winter 2013-2014) will be accepted.  Copyright stays with whoever took the photo, although by sending it to us you are stating that we may share photos (with attribution) on our website, Facebook page, or Twitter account in relation to this contest.  Your photos will not be used for promotional materials.  We do not share or sell information to third parties.

Photo by Wes Peck at END-IT 2013.

One shirt to rule them all....

People were asking for shirts, so we got some shirts!  We've ordered 250 USA made T-shirts - 50% organic cotton, 50% recycled PET  (basically old pop bottles).  We've got an assortment of colors available, but due to the nature of being 'green' colors were limited to dyes that were also environmentally friendly.  The shirts are not event specific but instead list all the 2014 ENDracing events on the back and come with a fabric marker so that you can buy one shirt and check off the events as you do them.  Will anyone fill their shirt this year?  We'll have to wait and see! 

Shirts are available in both women's specific cuts (S, M, L) and unisex cuts (S, M, L, and a few XL).  All sizes will be available in the following colors: Bark, Coal, Dusk, Shadow and Kiwi.  The unisex shirt showning the front logo is an example of kiwi, the back is coal.  'Shadow' is basically black, 'Bark' is a earthen brown, and Dusk is muted darkish blue/purplish color.  We've only ordered 250 shirts total (in all sizes and colors) so stock will be limited.  They will be $15 ea. with a race (when purchased online at time of registration) or for in general for $25 off the website and/or at events. 

Click here to get 'em now.  Yee Haw and happy new year everyone!