Team Looking for Support Crew for World Record Attempt Canoeing the Mississippi

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This May, a team from Minnesota will be attempting to break the world record for paddling the 2,340 miles of the Mississippi River. The record currently stands at a little under 18 days (paddling around the clock).. They are looking for two or three volunteers for support crew on the trip south. This team attempted to break the record last year, came very close, but had to call it off near the end due to a bad storm. This would be an opportunity to participate in an ambitious project, potentially be part of a world-record setting team, and learn a lot about how to mount a complicated and challenging endeavor. If you are interested and want to learn more, contact Prof. Joe Underhill (, who can get you in touch with the lead support team organizer, “Moose” Dougherty.

Mississippi Speed Record