Yep, Sunday was cool, breezy, and rainy. Some wondered if GUP would cancel its 6th Annual Youth and Family Adventure Race. Ha! ADVENTURE is our middle name! And that's not just hype--15 intrepid teams showed up, with 36 kids and youth ready for adventure. Heck, two teams registered that day! They finished wet, and cold, and muddy, but with smiles and a unique sense of accomplishment. And for the Ground UP Adventures Board, and our gang of committed voluteers, that made all the work of organizing the event worth it.
Ground UP Adventures' Boathouse on the Red has officially closed for the 2017 Season. Thanks to all who made this summer a fantastic success! On sunny weekends the talk of the town was about all those bright colored paddle boats out on the Red. It was great to see families and youth out getting exercise, enjoying the Red River as a valuable community resouce, and experiencing nature right here in town.
We ended the season with a GREAT Youth and Family Adventure Race on Sept. 24. Getting wet and have fun!
Ground UP Adventures is hosting two paddling events in mid-July.
The first event is an introduction to kayak paddling skills, open to all ages. This course starts at 3pm on Saturday, July 16 at the Boathouse in Lincoln Drive Park in Grand Forks, ND. The cost is $10 for boat rental, and $5 for adults--speaking to GUP's mission to get young people outdoors and active, instruction for youth under 18 is FREE! (But they need to rent a boat and be accompanied by an adult.) We can take a total of 14 paddlers for this 90 minute course.