Connect Kids to the Outdoors and Boost Academic Achievement

Join the Great River Race – Race to Close the Gap!

6th Annual Great River Race (Race to Close the Achievement Gap)
Saturday, September 10, 2016
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hidden Falls Regional Park (North Gate), Saint Paul, MN

Sponsor a Boat Today!

Online Sponsorship Form                           Paper/Mail Sponsorship Form

Wilderness Inquiry, the National Park Service, and many other partners have teamed up to host the Race to Close the Gap on the Mississippi River. The big race funds the Canoemobile Minnesota outdoor education program, addressing the achievement gap in our schools and reaching 15,000 kids annually.

Participating is fun, easy, and memorable. No prior paddling experience necessary. We provide Voyageur canoes, paddles, life-vests, a guide to stern each boat, event t-shirts, and lunch.

SPONSOR A BOAT TODAY! Contact Julie Storck at julie@wildernessinquiry.org or 612-676-9424 with questions.

  • Check out the full sponsorship packet, including race details, pledge form, and a letter of support from Governor Mark Dayton, Mayor Chris Coleman, and Mayor Betsy Hodges. You can also download the pledge form only here.

  • The what and the where of the Great River Race. View the day’s schedule and a map of where you’ll be paddling. Download racer specific information including packing list, race day tips, and more.

  • There are many volunteer opportunities including general set-up, boat wrangling, paddling, timing, photography, ASL interpreting, lunch set-up, take-down, and more.

  • Get excited for this year’s event. Check out where all participating teams placed last year and view a photo gallery of the event.

Thank you to our 2016 Can Do Canoe sponsors!

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