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
9:00am – 2:00pm
Hidden Falls Regional Park (North Gate), Saint Paul, MN
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.
Since 2008, Canoemobile Minnesota (formerly known as the UWCA) has served over 87,000 kids, getting them out on our state’s rivers and lakes for outdoor learning experiences that boost 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.
To sponsor a boat, contact Julie Storck at email@example.com or 612-676-9424.
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 this 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: