Revision of Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) from Fri, 05/27/2016 - 08:20

June 18 2016, Grand Forks, ND

Race Summary:

The Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) is a down-river swim ultra-marathon (27 miles in 2012-13, 36 miles starting in 2014) where solo or relay swimmers will travel from rural ND into East Grand Forks, MN, on the mighty Red River of the North.  The longest swim race in North America!

Pleased to welcome Jeff Utsch as our 2016 guest swimmer!


Date:  June 18, 2016

Cap:  Race limited to 40 solo swimmers and 10 teams.


  • Solo swim (traditional, OWS rules apply)
  • Solo swim (non-traditional - wetsuits are allowed)
  • Relay swim (doubles)
  • Relay swim (recreational, 3-5 team members)

Category must be declared when you check in before the race.

Location/Schedule:  Race start will be at Belmont Park, ND, near Climax (MN) and finish in downtown Grand Forks, ND/East Grand Forks, MN.

Entry includes:  A great race, ENDracing swag (latex caps and t-shirts for swimmers), post race meal, shuttle services from/to the finish line, finisher tags for all solo swimmers.  Prizes for top finishers.

More Details: Course Book


Dec 1-Feb 1 Feb 2-Jun 17
  Own Supprt ENDracing Support Own Support ENDracing Support
$200 $300 $250

Closes June 1st

$150 NA $150 NA
$50 per person NA $50 per person NA

Online registration closes 23:59:59 Jun 16. No race-day registration.
Refund Policy


Past Races:

Year Racers Results Photos Videos Race Reports Press

27 solo
3 relay teams

Results Wes KVRR   OWS Daily News, Grand Forks Herald
2014 23 solo
1 relay team
Results PhotosPhoto slideshow     Post and Courier

25 solo
2 relay teams
8 solo paddlers
3 doubles paddlers

Results WesMolly Gr8 Outdoors pieceTara LisaJen  
2012 12 solo
3 teams
7 solo paddlers
4 doubles paddlers
Results Photos Studio One Racer Feedback