END-WET, which stands for the Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test, is a 26-mile mixed-sports event where solo and relay swimmers pit themselves against other endurance athletes down the Red River between Grand Forks, North Dakota and Oslo, Minnesota in the United States.
The race is organized by ENDracing on 21 July 2012 where kayakers, surfskiers, stand-up paddle boarders as well as swimmers compete in an extreme race in the upper Midwest.
- two person open/coed in a canoe or two-person kayak
- solo male/female in a kayak or surfski
- solo male/female on a stand-up paddle board
- relay swimmers (2-6 members)
- solo swimmers
Solo swimmers are required to provide their own support boat where non-motorized watercraft are preferred. Relay swims teams also need to provide their own support boat/team dugout.
Relay swimmers can swim in any order, but new swimmers must enter the water up-river of the retiring swimmer and before the retiring swimmer makes contact with the support boat. Swimmers are allowed to change out within 100 yards of any mile marker, so must swim, at minimum, one mile per rotation. River miles will be clearly marked on river right.
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