Saturday, September 29, 2012
Minnehaha Park, Bandstand, Minneapolis
3:00-7:00 PM
At  5:00 PM we’ll announce the winners for the Among the Wild film project

Discounted Tickets through Kickstarter Project - CLOSED
Tickets at the gate: $25
Kids 12 and under: Free 

Leave extra time to find parking! It’s going to be a beautiful day, which means the park will be busy aside from our awesome fundraiser. There is additional free parking in the residential area north of the park and in the Wabun picnic area near the Veteran’s Home. Better yet, ride your bike and carpool!

Join the Facebook event and invite your friends!

Schedule of Events

3:00-4:00 PM: The “Minne-Wild” fun orienteering scavenger event sponsored by Wild Adventure Race,
limited to the first 50 people that register, see below for more information. Registration ends 9/28 at noon.
4:00-4:45 PM: Beer garden, silent auction and live music – Blue Yodel #9, bluegrass
5:00-5:30 PM: Program where we will announce the lucky four winners for the Among the Wild film project!
5:30-7:00 PM: Beer garden, silent auction and live music – The Maybes (A rocking band of MN climbers!)
6:00 PM: Raffle drawings and door prizes (over $3,000 in prizes!)

Adventure Minnesota Films is thrilled to host the Among the Wild Fundraiser, a positive, high-energy event that is sure to entertain and inspire. Join us for an afternoon on the trails and an evening in the park. Kick back with a beverage of your choice, reconnect with long-lost adventurous friends and enter to win fabulous prizes!

At 5:00 PM, the program will begin, and we will announce the winners for the Among the Wild film project. The nominations team is currently in conversation to pick the lucky four. It will not be an easy decision! We were graced with incredible nominees and picking only four to tell our story will be challenging. Remember, we are not seeking the most elite athletes, but four inspiring individuals (or groups) that together tell a broader story of outdoor adventure in Minnesota.

We are partnering with local businesses to provide you with the chance to win thousands of dollars in raffle items. Join us for the afternoon fun race event for a chance to win hidden gear in a scavenger orienteering event. Check out the gear and gift certificates at the silent auction and stay for the raffle and door prize. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the gate, and everyone in attendance will be entered into a drawing for a door prize.

We are working hard to make this an event worthy of your attendance. Stay tuned as we add sponsors and fine-tune details. Updates will be posted here and on Facebook.

Come. Enjoy the show. Live among the wild!

Register here for the Minne-Wild orienteering scavenger event:

Limited to the first 50 people. Registration is free for this event. Registration ends 9/28 at noon. Please note, all prizes will be handed out at 6:00 PM with the raffle items. Tickets to the fundraiser will need to be purchased to attend the prize drawings.

Click here to register for the Orienteering Scavenger Event sponsored by Wild Adventure Race

The “Minne-Wild” will be a fun orienteering event. Maps will be provided by Wild Adventure Race and you’ll have the chance to find “hidden” gear at checkpoints around the park. No orienteering experience is necessary. Just register, show up and run the course. Find pictures of the gear available to win and be entered into a drawing to win your prize. The drawing will take place at 6:00 PM, along with the raffle items. Arrive by 2:30 to register and be ready to race by 2:45 PM. That is when you will receive your instructions. Parking can be tricky, so plan your time wisely, or better yet, ride your bike!


If you are interested in sponsoring this event, click here for more information. 





Mandatory Gear
Vertical Endeavors
Bikram Yoga – St. Paul
Ethnotek Bags
NE Community Chiropractic
NorthStar Surf
Tracy’s Saloon
Shirley and Perry Loegering
Brett Piekarski



We would like to thank John Storkamp of Rocksteady Running for the terrific design! Click here for an enlarged view.
T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event. We will have an order form available and will be printing all t-shirts following the fundraiser and mailing them to you.

Among the Wild T-Shirt


Kickstarter Project

This documentary is an independent project being produced by a band of freelance professionals in the film, marketing, and web industries. It is a labor of love, fueled by a passion for outdoor adventure and a love for cinematography. We need the adventure community’s help to make it happen.

In addition to the fundraiser event, we ran a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funds to shoot the first short film. We are thrilled to announce we closed our Kickstarter on September 24 at $11,157! Thank you to all that contributed! Moving forward into 2013, we will continue to seek funding through sponsorships and grants.