Adventure Race in N. Dakota to include Tree Climbing, Pack Rafts

On August 27, in the remote Pembina Gorge region of North Dakota, Ground Up Adventures will host END-AR 24, an all-day, all-night 24-hour adventure race with mountain biking, orienteering, trail running, and pack-rafting on rivers and lakes. North Dakota? Yes, not your typical state for high adventure. But Ground Up Adventures is run by Andy Magness, a local hardman with several expedition-length adventure races under his belt who is a member of Team GearJunkie/YogaSlackers.

Racer going out onto a limb to punch a checkpoint in END-AR event

END-AR 24 is a part of the nationwide Checkpoint Tracker race series. It marks the end of a season of adventure events put together by Ground Up in North Dakota. Check it out here and sign up to race at the end of this month!

—Stephen Regenold


Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.