The Family Adventure Race (FAR) is Sunday, September 27th 2015, from 1:00-3:30 pm. This race lets parents come out and have fun in the "wilderness" with the kids. Kids from ages 6-16 can race on a family team (kids and grownups) or a youth team (just kids). Entry is $15 per kid aged 0-16, and adults and kids younger than six race free. Click on the above title for more information or Sign up here:

The James R. Fleeker Boathouse on the Red is Open for the Season

Opening Hours 

 Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Craft For 90 minutes ea addl hour Per Day
Canoe $10 $5 $20
Kayak $5 (solo) $10 (tandem) $5 $20
SUP $10 $5 $20

History of recreation on the Red (from Leitch and Krenz, 2013; "A River Runs North: Managing an International River")

Contact Us
701-696-9005 (during hours or leave message)

Location: Downtown Grand Forks, ND

GUP Climbing Team Rocks the Cities

Image: New team member Paige on the big wall.

In early April, eleven members of the Ground UP Adventures Climbing Team traveled to the Vertical Endeavors Rock Gym in Minneapolis.  Some of the VE walls are 60’ high, somewhat taller than our team is used to, but all performed great, placing very respectably for such a large competition (over 100 kids) in such a large metro area.  GUP climbing coaches also represented us well.  Emily Orr took third in the Women’s Advanced category, with Elizabeth Carr just behind in fifth.  Veteran coaches Betsy and Dexter Perkins topped the senior citizen, oops, I mean the Master’s Women’s and Men’s categories.  See more photos from the competition, taken by Board member and GUP Photographer Wes Peck at