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The Graand Kinetic Challenge is organized by da Vinci Days Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1988.


Mission Statement

To present the Graand Kinetic Challenge and other events that showcase the educational, artistic, scientific, and technological assets of the region, while promoting and contributing to the economic well being of the City of Corvallis and Benton County.


Our volunteer Board of Directors draws from a diverse community base with members representing arts, science, technology, government, business, education, and the community at large. Board members meet monthly and serve on committees with strategic and policy functions.

2022 Officers and Directors

Eric Nielsen -- President

Nick Houtman -- Secretary
George Looney -- Treasurer

Reed Lacy -- Race Director

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