Running the Rapids is planned by a team of Itasca-area young leaders who have a shared passion for seeing their community thrive. Their goal is to create an energizing event that will showcase the community and all it has to offer, while providing an opportunity for people to be active.

Team members include: Alie McInerney, Brianne Solem, Cassi Chrzanowski, Jillian DeChaine, Katie Nelson, Kayla Peura, Leanna McBride, Nick Rothstein, Sammy Swanson, and Tom McBride.