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 or 612-676-9424.

Thank you to our 2015 sponsors!

             Founding Sponsor:                    Opening Ceremony Sponsor:


  Premier Sponsor:

Boat Sponsors:

associated-bank-grr-logo        Carleton College

carval-investors-logo-r  greg-dehn-grr-logo Dorsey

neil-dubois-memorial-fund-grr-logo        Exeter          Faegre Baker Daniels

FRWD-black-Vector-v2     GHF_590x300_A-e1392243077449     Initio Advertising

 juut-logo         Mississippi River Fund   Mortenson

nature-valley-grr-logo         megan-ohara-grr-logo

   Orange Tree       Pearsons Salted Nut Roll

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

polaris-grr-logo            Ryan Companies

schmoker    TASC      

In-Kind Sponsors:

  coborns        dunnbros         great-harvest-logo

  Pearsons_SNRlogo        USM-logo1