Connect Kids to the Outdoors and Boost Academic Achievement
Thanks for a fabulous Great River Race 2015!
5th Annual Great River Race
Saturday, September 12, 2015
9:00am – 2:00pm
Hidden Falls Regional Park (North Gate), Saint Paul, MN
Great River Race 2016 Date and Details Coming Soon…
Wilderness Inquiry, the National Park Service, and many other partners have teamed up to host the Great River Race on the Mississippi River. The big race funds the Urban Wilderness Canoe Adventures (UWCA) outdoor education program, addressing the achievement gap in our schools.
Since 2008, the UWCA has served over 75,000 kids, getting them out on our nation’s rivers for outdoor learning experiences that are boosting academic engagement. We can do more if you come on board!
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.
For more information contact Julie Storck at email@example.com or 612-676-9424.
Pledge form for 2016 available now. Full sponsorship packet, which including race details, the pledge form, and a letter of support from Governor Mark Dayton, Mayor Chris Coleman, and Mayor Betsy Hodges will be available soon.
The what and the where of the Great River Race. View the day’s schedule and a map of where you’ll be paddling.
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 next year’s event. Check out where all participating teams placed and view a photo gallery of the event.
Thank you to our 2015 sponsors!
Founding Sponsor: Opening Ceremony Sponsor: