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ENDRacing’s Iceman Triathlon is coming our way

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Today’s post comes from guest blogger, Andy Magness, with Extreme North Dakota Racing and Ground UP Adventures…   Extreme North Dakota Racing, or ENDracing for short is now in its fifth year of putting on crazy, fun, and sometimes really really hard athletic events right here in this great state of ours.  2013 will involve a dozen events including family friendly adventure races, a marathon swim, a 24 hour adventure race (the hardest race in North Dakota), and halloween themed mountain bike/trail running.  But ENDracing doesn’t wait until the snow melts to give you a reason to train – we’re starting things off right in the middle of deep winter with the BeMobile Iceman Triathlon, coming your way on Feb. 23rd.   Co-organized by ENDracing and the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, the race is a standard winter triathlon – classic cross country skiing, biking, and running – with a couple of fun and adventurous twists.  To begin with some portion of each leg will take racers ‘off the beaten track’.  And to end with?  Well, we’ve added a final fourth leg – sledding – to make sure that no matter how tired participants might be approaching the finish, they’ll …

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Nic’s Five Faves in the Forks

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The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) wants to assist visitors in every way we can, so we are starting a new addition to our blog. We are asking members of our team as well as other members of the community to share with us their Five Favorites in the Forks. That way visitors can hear what the locals enjoy with some special hints. Today Nicole, who is the Sales & Services Coordinator at the CVB, is sharing her five picks for shopping, dining and things to do…   1.  Lincoln Drive Park – I have three kids, so outside play and activities are important to my family. Lincoln Drive Park coves 120 acres and park amenities include 4 shelters, park activities building, outdoor pleasure skating rink, 10 horseshoe courts, playground, restrooms, biking/walking trails, cross-country skiing groomed trails, boat launch, disc golf, dog park, sledding hill and sand volleyball court. Lincoln Drive Park is the location for many festivals including: Family Fun Night (July), Tour the Trails Bike Rally (September), Trail Trek 5k Family Run/Walk (September), Veteran’s Day X-Country Race (November), Christmas in the Park (Lions Club Tour of Lights – Nov/Dec) and Greenway Ski Days (February).   2.  …

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Shelley’s Five Favorites in the Forks

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The Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) wants to assist visitors in every way we can, so we are starting a new addition to our blog. We are asking members of our team as well as other members of the community to share with us their Five Favorites in the Forks. That way visitors can hear what the locals enjoy with some special hints. We are starting with Shelley who is the Communications Coordinator at the CVB. She is sharing her five picks for shopping, dining and things to do…   Little Bangkok – Lunch and dinner at Little Bangkok is always a great experience with a variety of Thai and Japanese dishes on the menu including an array of fresh sushi creations. Shelley’s faves include the DeMers Avenue (sushi roll), Drunken Noodles (entree) and Vinho Verde (wine). Macy’s – Shelley is always on the lookout for a deal in the coolest trends, and she finds them at Macy’s in the Columbia Mall. She also recommends using the 10% off International Visitor Pass that can be found on the Deals & Discounts section of our website. University of North Dakota Women’s Basketball and Volleyball – There is nothing …

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Red Marauder shares her stories of being a Forx Roller Derby girl

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Today we feature a guest blogger, Red Marauder, the newest addition to the Sugar Beaters-Forx Roller Derby, reflects on her experience joining the league…   You can’t fight who you are.  Or at least you shouldn’t – in my opinion anyway.  Sometimes it takes a while to figure out exactly who that is, but once you do and then start to spot things around you that fit you…well, then you need to employ a little carpe diem mentality, grab hold with both hands, hold on and enjoy the ride.   Roller Derby is one of those things for me – it just makes sense.  I heard about it a few years ago along with most of Grand Forks but was a little hesitant even though I knew I would absolutely love it.  I just wasn’t confident enough to do it.  Then a year later, I ran into a few of the derby girls at another event – still, I was hesitant.  It’s silly – I just wasn’t sure if my corporate-groomed, seemingly straight-laced self could do something like roller derby.  Finally – this winter I ran into them again, and the time was right. To put it simply, in the …

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