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MINNESOTA DAILY: 3rd Campus Race Shows Off the University

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Standing side-by-side in black and pink jackets that read "Team K," the wives of University President Eric Kaler and head football coach Jerry Kill said they were excited to participate in their first race. Read More...


The entire race is planned, operated, promoted, supervised and organized by students in the Recreation, Park and Leisure Studies program. A race Board of Directors, comprised of seven students selected by former members and instructor recommendations, leads the event. Read More...


Teams are getting ready to compete in the Gopher Adventure Race Friday night. The annual event features teams of two who travel throughout the campus to take on physical and mental challenges. The teams decipher clues along the way. Read More...

MINNESOTA DAILY: Students, Staff Gearing Up for Fall Race

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Thumbnail image for MN Daily.jpgStudents who register for the third annual Gopher Adventure Race next fall could be competing alongside University President Eric Kaler and his wife, Karen. Read More...

CEHD CONNECT: Racing Around the U, Gopher Adventure Race

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The Gopher Adventure Race more than doubled in size this year to a total of 100 teams of two. With plenty of sun and wind on the first Friday in October, the teams started at Northrop Plaza at noon. At least 80 teams finished the race. In between, they visited 19 stations on the east and west bank in Minneapolis and in St. Paul, getting clues to perform mental and physical feats along the way. Read More...

KARE 11: Teams Race Around the U of M

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KARE 11.jpgStudents were running helter skelter around the University of Minnesota campus Friday afternoon, testing themselves with physical and mental challenges. Read More...

MINNESOTA DAILY: 2011 Gopher Adventure Race Winners

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MN Daily.jpgSecond year med students Tracey Powell and Beth Tacl finish first in the Gopher Adventure Race Friday, Oct. 7 at Northrop in the mall. The entire race took them four hours and sixteen seconds to complete.  Read More...


While more than doubling the number of participants in last year's inaugural race, Connie Magnuson and John Lisec are encouraging students, faculty, staff, and alumni to experience the outdoor and recreation opportunities that are available on the Twin Cities campuses. In addition to increasing awareness of the RPLS program at the U, the Gopher Adventure Race has also provided hands-on learning opportunities for RPLS students, who are gaining field experience through creating courses, marketing the event, and acquiring sponsors.  Read More...

MINNESOTA DAILY: U Hosts First Gopher Adventure Race

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MN Daily.jpg"I have always wanted to be on 'The Amazing Race,'" Kristi Sroka, a University Kinesiology senior, said, "and this is the closest we are going to get."  Read More...

CEHD CONNECT: Students Compete in Gopher Adventure Race

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Racer Alyssa Norris, a graduate assistant in the Tucker Center for Women & Girls in Sport, said the toughest physical challenges were canoeing on the Mississippi with six people who had never met before and a particularly difficult grab on the St. Paul Recreation Center climbing wall. While her favorite task was shooting virtual M-16s in the Armory, Norris said the best part of the race was bonding with her teammate Ness Madeiros as they raced between challenges.  Read More...

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