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.

In six short years, the UWCA has served over 65,000 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

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

Achievement Gap | Photo Gallery

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors! 

Founding Sponsor:                              Presenting Sponsor:

Travelers                                  UCare

Opening Ceremony Sponsor:


Boat Sponsors:

    Carleton College         Circus Juventas       Dorsey

     Exeter          Faegre Baker Daniels              FRWD-black-Vector-v2

   Greco         GHF_590x300_A-e1392243077449     Initio Advertising

     Mississippi River Fund    Mortenson        NPCA

     Orange Tree       Pearsons Salted Nut Roll      Polaris Logo

     quetico_BLU             Ryan Companies            SJU

 TASC      TCF_FinCorp_NoSince-CMYK  Print

    Vasque           Venture Bank

Closing Ceremony Co-Sponsors:

HCMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Scholarship America

In-Kind Sponsors:

          Pearsons_SNRlogo                                       coborns

dunnbros                                             USM-logo1

Additional Boat Sponsors:

  • Neil DuBois Memorial Fund
  • Megan O’Hara & Friends
  • Bill Schmoker
  • Teddy Spencer Family

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