TBD 2016, Grand Forks, ND
The Grand Cities Greenway provides an awesome setting for this exciting and challenging event. Race solo or as a relay team on a course designed to test you on each leg of the race with off trail travel, so come prepared! This race is the perfect balance of fun and brutality - heavy on the former and light (but not without) the latter. After all, it is Extreme North Dakota!
The race consists of three disciplines:
- Nordic/cross-country skiing (classic)
- Biking (on and off of the Greenway path)
- Running (off-road, on-snow)
- Sledding (this is a minor part of the race, but be prepared!)
Date: TBD 2016
Categories: Male and female Yeti (solo), male Wolfpack (relay team), female Wolfpack, and mixed Wolfpack.
Registration: Coming soon.
Map of course: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en-US&mid=zjtekTR5inq8.kZ9LQUtWIG_M Be ready for slight course adjustments and changing conditions before race day!
Distances: Classic ski ~3 miles, bike ~7 miles, run ~3 miles, sled 3x.
Entry includes: A great race, tasty post race refreshments, awards for top finishers.
Refund Policy: Sorry, there are no refunds of your registration fee if the race happens. and the race will happen under all weather conditions, unless the interstates are closed. In event of such severe weather, a modified course may be offered on the same day or an alternate date chosen. Registered racers unable to make the new date would be offered credit towards another ENDracing event in an amount equal to 75% of the registration cost. If the event is canceled entirely due to weather, flood, or natural disaster, all registered racers will receive the 75% credit. In the extremely unlikely event that the event is cancelled for other reasons (lack of participant numbers, for example), full refunds will be provided, of course.
Other details: Skis are available for rent for the event through the Ski & Bike Shop. Skiing is classic technique, not skate--even if the trails are groomed for skate. Biking will be paved biking trails, groomed snowmobile trails, and possible short sections of other trail. Running will be mostly on snowmobile trails. The race finishes with a sledding leg - racers can bring their own sleds or use those available at the warming house on a first come, first served basis.
It's an ENDracing event, so be prepared for anything!
2015: Results (29 yeti, 5 teams)
2014: Results, Photos, Press (Studio One, Dakota Student) (33 yeti, 6 teams)
2013: Results , Photos (Wes Peck, Brady Hansen), Press (45 yeti, 18 teams)
2012: Results, Photos, movie (34 yeti, 18 teams)
2011: Results, Photos (45 yeti, 27 teams)
2010: Results, Photos, Video (23 yeti, 16 teams)
All profits from this event - and all ENDracing events - will help support Ground Up Adventures, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based on North Dakota dedicated to bringing adventure to the region's youth and larger communities.