Andy Magness

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Andy Magness organizes the Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) in the mighty Red River of the North

Andy Magness is the director of ENDracing and race director of END-WET, a 36-mile (57.9 km) downriver marathon swim in the Red River of the North from Grand Forks, North Dakoto to Oslo, Minnesota.


Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test, or END-WET as it is known, originally a 27-mile (43.4 km) mixed-sports event (now lengthened to 36 miles or 57.9 km, 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. It is one of the longest marathon swims in the world.

The initial race was 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. Darren Miller won in 9 hours 11 minutes while Dan Projansky finished the race swimming the entire way butterfly in 14 hours 30 minutes.


  • 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


All profits help support Ground UP adventures, a local North Dakota non-profit dedicated to bringing adventure to the region's youth and larger communities.

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