Revision of Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) from Mon, 06/18/2018 - 08:58

June 16 2018, 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!

We are accepting nominations for guest swimmer for 2017--see the call for 2016 nominations. Previous (and awesome) guest swimmers have been Elaine Howley, Jeff Utsch, Sarah Thomas, Annaleise Carr, Jen Schumacher, and Darren Miller.


Date:  June 16, 2018

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


  • Solo swim (traditional, FINA suit 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. Overall winner will receive free entry into next year's race.

More Details: Course Book (updated periodically)


Until Jan 2 2018 Jan 3 - May 31 2018*
  Own Support ENDracing Support** Own Support ENDracing Support**
$200 $350 $250


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

*Online registration closes 23:59:59 May 31. No race-day registration.
**Support fee goes directly to local volunteer support paddlers, we don't take a cut.
Refund Policy


Past Races:

Year Racers Results Photos Videos Race Reports Press
2018 18 solo, 1 relay team       Diego WDAZ 
2017 14 solo, 2 relay teams All years Wes   Arlo Main Street (listen; use << arrows to navigate to May 2017)
2016 28 solo All years Wes   Tara, Larry Main Street, Dan Hammer Show, Laker & Pioneer

27 solo
3 relay teams

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

25 solo
2 relay teams
8 solo paddlers
3 doubles paddlers

All years WesMolly Gr8 Outdoors pieceTara LisaJen  
2012 12 solo
3 teams
7 solo paddlers
4 doubles paddlers
All years Photos Studio One Racer Feedback  
Additional information at