This event has a lot of details, so here is a pared-down explanation of the basic, need-to-know event information. (The good news is we’re going to do most of the work for you!)
- What: The Mississippi River Challenge is a fully supported and guided paddle and fundraiser for Friends of the Mississippi River. There are both 1 and 2-day paddling options, 22 miles each day, with the 1-day paddle happening on Saturday only.
- Where: The 2013 Mississippi River Challenge takes place in the Twin Cities metro on the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers, with plenty of stops for rest, beverages and food. You launch from The Landing in Shakopee, MN on Saturday morning, July 27th. You camp overnight at Historic Fort Snelling, and 2 day paddlers end the adventure at Grey Cloud Island south of St. Paul on Sunday, July 28th.
- When: Check-in at The Landing in Shakopee, MN starts at 4 PM on July 26th, 2013. You can check in your boat and leave it overnight with Staff. You can also check in early on Saturday morning. Details and directions can be found here:
Arrive as early as 7 AM on July 27th for the Mississippi River Challenge launch at 9:30 AM. From there, you will either paddle the 1-day option and end at Historic Fort Snelling for the Night at the Fort celebration, or camp overnight and paddle the 2nd day on July 28th, ending in the late afternoon at Grey Cloud Island.
- How do I get involved? Paddle, pledge money, volunteer, or be a cash or in-kind sponsor!