WATERFORD, NEW YORK– The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor invites New Yorkers to take part in the free FEBRUARY 15 Canalway Challenge. Participants pledge to complete 15 miles of walking, running, hiking, snowshoeing, or cross-country skiing anywhere within the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor by the end of February.
Participants can log miles at national, state, and local parks, on the Canalway Trail, or even in their own neighborhoods. Finishers receive a 15-mile recognition sticker, magnet, and set of commemorative postcards. Registration is open to individuals, teams, and organizations.
Sign up at: www.canalwaychallenge.org
“The FEBRUARY 15 Challenge provides a great incentive for people of all abilities to embrace winter and enjoy the outdoors while working toward a fitness goal,” said Bob Radliff, Executive Director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. “The Canalway Corridor, including the many state and national parks located within it, have much to offer in every season, and we hope this challenge motivates New Yorkers to get outside in winter.”
FEBRUARY 15 is part of the Canalway Challenge, which is open to people of all fitness levels and offers a range of mileage options, including 1 mile for people with mobility challenges, 15 miles, 90 miles, 180 miles, and 360 miles.
ABOUT THE ERIE CANALWAY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR
Nearly 200 years after its construction, the Erie Canal remains an iconic symbol of American ingenuity and determination. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor preserves New York’s extraordinary canal heritage, promotes the Corridor as a world-class tourism destination, and fosters vibrant communities connected by more than 500 miles of waterway. It achieves its mission in partnership with the National Park Service, New York State agencies, non-profit organizations, local residents, and more than 200 communities across the full expanse of upstate New York. www.eriecanalway.org