Ground UP at Family Fun Night!

Ground UP adventures has some fun in store for area families that attend the GF parks and rec "Family Fun Night" on July 26th in Lincoln park.  We'll have a booth set up where kids and families can get basic instruction in map and compass navigation and then try their hand at it by challenging a 3 or 6 point orienteering course (GUP will provide the map and compass) to win a prize.  See you there!

Family Adventure Race put on hold

GUP's family adventure race, scheduled to take place in and around the Grand Forks Greenway on July 23rd, will be rescheduled.  The high amounts of rainfall and late spring this year has much of the greenway still under water, and although things are expected to start trying out this week, there is lots of clean-up needed before the area will be fully useable.  The decision comes after deliberation with Grand Forks Greenway specialist, Kim Greendahl, and members of GUP's planning committee.  The race will be rescheduled for sometime in the late summer or early fall.

Boat House news

The boat house proposal is on the agenda at the June 28th city council meeting in East Grand Forks.  If you're in town and have an opinion, or just wish to show your support, stop on by!  Meeting starts at 7 pm in the EGF city hall.  Hope to see you there!


The unthinkable has happened!  Jason Magness - Ground UP member, captain of Team Yogaslackers, and Northern Heights rock gym co-founder has finally gotten hitched.  Joining him at the makeshift altar in the back of a hidden San Diego sea cave was pint-sized spitfire Chelsey Gribbon.  The two make quite the power couple and are skipping the traditional honeymoon for a hectic schedule of adventure racing and acro and slackline yoga teaching.  Congrats guys!

1 Life tour

The 1 life tour has begun - follow a group of four local Central high school boys (from right here in Grand Forks) as they undertake a bike ride along the pacific ocean from the Canadian to Mexican borders over six weeks.  The group will raise money for a local Altru charitable program enroute.  Sounds like an awesome adventure - these guys definitely have the Ground UP spirit.  Click on the link above to check out their progress, cheer em on, see their photos, or donate to their cause.  Good luck!

Ground UP gets support from Bremer Bank!

Ground UP adventures is pleased to announce the generous support it has received from Bremer Bank. Bremer has donated $250 to help Ground UP get things rolling.  We're super excited to have be making such great friends in the community.  Karen, Executive associate at Bremer, shares the sentiment - "Bremer believes in building healthy communities through partnerships. We have partnered with Groundup in their early stages of growth and we wish them the best as they work to make our community an even better place to live and work.  Thanks guys!"