Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra Run Experience (END-SURE)
Race Summary: 2013 race is over, and it was a doozy! Registration for next years event will open in the fall.
The Sheyenne National Grasslands, just outside of Fargo, ND, is home to an almost exactly 50 km section of the North Country trail, that winds across grasslands, rolling prairie, and the surprisingly rugged 'sand-hills'. After running it last spring, Grant Mehring and I decided it would be a good addition to the END series of events. Of course we had to make it a little tougher, so we set the date as the last weekend of winter!
A winter Ultra! Awesome! New Update - 2 person relay category is now available!
Details: Racer Updates via our Facebook event page.
Date: Last weekend of winter, 2014. Details TBD.
Cateogories: Full 50 K, 2 person relay team.
Event Cap: 75 total participants
Registration Fee: $40 (before Jan 1), $50 (before Mar 1), $60 (before Mar 15), NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION! Relay team members will pay $10 less pp than the full 50K registration fees.
Location: Sheyenne National Grasslands, approx. 45 minutes SW of Fargo, ND. Here's a Map.
Relay details: Each RELAY participant (2 person teams only) will be charged the normal registration fee minus $10. This means that relay teams registering before March 1st will pay $80 total, or $40 per person. Why not a bigger break? Well, our costs are essentially the same for relay and full participants. We're just trying out the relay category this year. Relay teams will be ranked against other relay teams but we will not have the main prizing in this category. Relay participants are eligible for all raffle prizes however, and will each get swag, meal, pats on the back for a job well done, etc. Participants in the relay category will transfer bib numbers at approximatley the half way point through the course. Maps to this location will be provided. Runners doing the second leg should provide transportation at the switch off location so that the first leg runner has a way to get to the finish line - we will not provide transportation to or from the half relay switch location.
Entry includes: Shuttle service from the finish line to the start line, a brutal race, ENDracing swag (probably SwiftWick socks), post race refreshments, and aid stations.
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 cancelled 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.
Event Waiver: Click here to see the event waiver. Please print one and fill it out and bring it to pre-registration/registration. We will have extras in the event you forget. You will not be allowed to race without a signed waiver.
Other details: Although there will be several aid stations, racers should be prepared to be self sufficient and will be required to carry a minimum amount of gear (gear list TBA). This gear list may be modified prior to race day depending on weather forecasts and/or actual race day conditions. See FAQs for more information.
All profits from this event - and all ENDracing events - will help support Ground UP adventures, a local North Dakota non-profit dedicated to bringing adventure to the region's youth and larger communities.