Connect Kids to the Outdoors and Boost Academic Achievement

Join the Great River Race

5th Annual Great River Race
Saturday, September 12, 2015
9:00am – 2:00pm
Hidden Falls Regional Park, Saint Paul, MN

Wilderness Inquiry, the National Park Service, and many other partners have teamed up to host the Great River Race on the Mississippi River. It’s a big race to fund 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! WI provides Voyageur canoes, paddles, life-vests, a guide to stern each boat, t-shirts and lunch.

For more information contact Julie Storck at or 612-676-9424.

Sponsorship Packet | Pledge Form 2014 Results

Read a letter of support from Governor Mark Dayton, Mayor Christopher B. Coleman, and Mayor Betsy Hodges.

Race Overview | Race Itinerary & Route | Volunteer at the Race

Achievement Gap | Photo Gallery

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors! 

       Founding Sponsor:                                          Opening Ceremony Sponsor:

Travelers                                  UCare

Boat Sponsors:

 associated-bank-grr-logo       Carleton College

   Dorsey           Exeter         Faegre Baker Daniels

FRWD-black-Vector-v2      Greco   greg-dehn-grr-logoGHF_590x300_A-e1392243077449

Initio Advertising                Mississippi River Fund     megan-ohara-grr-logo

Mortenson        Orange Tree

nature-valley-grr-logo          neil-dubois-memorial-fund-grr-logo       Pearsons Salted Nut Roll

peregrine-grr-logo              peterssen-keller-grr-logo

polaris-grr-logo            rbc-grr-logo

   Ryan Companies                  TASC          TCF_FinCorp_NoSince-CMYK


In-Kind Sponsors:

Pearsons_SNRlogo                            coborns

dunnbros                           USM-logo1