The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced the launch of the Canalway Challenge, a new initiative that invites people to trace history while tracking miles walking, running, cycling or paddling on the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail.
The free program includes a range of mileage options – 15 miles, 90 miles, 180 miles, and 360 miles – so that people at all fitness levels can choose a mileage goal that suits their ability and participate.
Participation is free, and registration is open to individuals, organizations, and groups. Participants choose a mileage goal, then track their miles using the Canalway Challenge mileage log or their favorite fitness app. They can complete the Challenge in one big trip or many small ones. Participants can count mileage on the Erie, Champlain, Cayuga-Seneca, and Oswego Canals toward their Canalway Challenge goal.
Like a hiker seeking to become an Adirondack 46er, participants can strive for mileage status and recognition. Upon completion, they can show off their accomplishment with a photo finish, car/kayak decal, and gear bag. Eastern Mountain Sports is supporting the Canalway Challenge with special discounts for signing up and completing the Challenge.
More information and signup are available here.
For more information on the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, visit their website.