VOBS 1st Annual Adventure Challenge | Paddle - Run - Climb
Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM (CDT)
Saint Paul, MN
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
One purpose, two people, hundreds of kids!
Paddle, run, and climb in teams of two to the finish line! This event is a fundraiser to send students on course with Voyageur Outward Bound School. Our goal is to engage fifty teams to help us raise up to $50,000 to help more youth experience Outward Bound. Participants must be 18 or above.
8 a.m.: Team Check-In
9 a.m: Event Start
11:30 a.m.: Lunch at Boy Scouts Basecamp (spectators also welcome!)
Each team will:
- Canoe 5 miles from Hidden Falls to Pike Island, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers;
- Run 4 ½ miles around Pike Island and up to the Boy Scouts Basecamp;
- Race to the top of the Basecamp climbing wall (one or both team members can climb).
The event concludes with a picnic lunch at Boy Scouts Basecamp for all VOBS alumni and friends, as well as awards for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fundraising teams. Teams who raise $500 or more will each receive a performance-grade FINISHER t-shirt.
In order to race, teams of two must achieve their committed fundraising goal. Teams may choose one of three fundraising goals:
Voyageur: $500 team fundraising commitment
Expeditioner: $750 team fundraising commitment
Navigator: $1,000 team fundraising commitment
Upon registration participants will receive directions on how to setup their team fundraising page on Razoo. Participants will also receive a digital fundraising toolkit, which includes fundraising ideas, tips, and templates to help you reach your goal.
The deadline to register is September 29!
VOBS has a limited number of canoes available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. If you need to use a VOBS canoe, please request it in your registration.
Participants are responsible for transportation to/from program site. Please be prepared for all kinds of weather.
We look forward to joining you in this bold fundraiser to change lives through challenge and discovery!