10th Annual Great River Race
Race to Close the Opportunity Gap!
Congratulations to our 10-Day Challenge Winners!
A Two-Part Endeavor
Please join us this September for a special twist on our annual get-together. For the safety of our community, we're skipping our usual race down the Mississippi this year - but we are still racing to close the opportunity gap in the great outdoors!
September 7th - September 16th
Our 10-Day Challenge begins on September 7th and is a race to see who can post the most while getting outside on self-led adventures. Post photos on social media with the hashtag #MNGreatRiverRace of any outdoor activities you do - each post earns a "Paddle Point" for your team! Prizes range from a trip to the Apostle Islands to a free Winnebago RV rental. Enjoy the fresh air, have some fun, and help us raise awareness for our mission. Click here for more details.
Thursday, September 17 - 7:00 to 7:30pm CST
Join us at our livestream celebration on September 17th where we'll toast your collective achievements with emcee and teller of tales Kevin Kling. This action packed virtual event will be 30 minutes of fun, purpose, impact, and of course an awards ceremony! Don't be late, or you'll miss the boat!
By registering you will receive information about how to participate in the 10-Day Challenge on social media, a link to join the virtual celebration.
Free t-shirts are available for those that register and are able to pick them up at our Wilderness Inquiry headquarters in Minneapolis during select dates/times. At this time we are unable to offer shipping.
Contact [email protected] or 612-676-9400 with questions.
About the Great River Race
Every year, Wilderness Inquiry partners with the National Park Service, City of Minneapolis, and City of Saint Paul to host the Great River Race on the Mississippi River. The big race funds the Canoemobile Minnesota outdoor education program, addressing the opportunity gap in our schools and reaching 15,000 youth annually. Read about past races here.
This year, the need is greater than ever as we pivot to provide virtual place-based outdoor learning experiences for youth across Minnesota.
Prize and Event Overview
Click here to learn about how you can participate in the 10-Day Challenge on social media, read about the awesome prizes you can win, and get an overview of the Virtual Event.
Missed the event last year or want to relive your team's glory? Click here to view photos from our 2019 Great River Race and see where participating teams ranked last year in the race.
Thank you to our presenting sponsors!
Thank you to our race sponsors!