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!"

Bremer testimonial

"Bremer believes in building healthy communities.....We have partnered with Ground UP..... as they work to make our community an even better place to live and work."
--Karen, Executive Associate, Bremer Bank

Community projects update

Jim G. and I (Andy) met with the technical committee of the Grand Cities on tuesday, May 10th to discuss the boat house and orienteering courses.  We received support for both ideas - the O-course will likely be able to be completed in the next few months while the boat house will now require a bit of formulation of details before bringing it to the city council.  So far so good!


2011 END-SPAR (Extreme North Dakota Spring Primer Adventure Race)  was held this last weekend in Turtle River State Park.  27 teams challenged themselves against the course that took most teams near 6 hours to complete.  Congratulations go out to Team Awesome Express, 3 person Coed winners, and Team Aborted Unicorns, 2 person Male winners - as well as all the other stalwart souls that ran, biked, rafted, sand-bagged, hopped, and suffered their way to the finish line.  See the video and full results at www.endracing.com.