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The Pain in the Canal Challenge has multiple challenges for beginning walkers and runners, advanced runners, cyclists and even kids tracing the historic Erie Canal Trail and supporting the fight against colorectal cancer! This virtual challenge will run from May 15th through August 21st and unlike ANY other virtual challenge all participants will have the chance to join in the in person event FREE!
Does this sound like a pain? Most people would say yes, but it is not as much of a pain as Colorectal Cancer! That is why Marty Pasternak is running the ENTIRE Erie Canal in just 7 days (361.5) to support the Buffalo Colon Corps started by his cousin Kevin Hays who has been fighting colorectal cancer for 7 years since he was 28 years old!
Marty does not want to run this entirely alone however! So between May 15th and August 21st Marty is challenging everyone to join in the challenge! Then on August 15th, Marty will be starting his official run in Albany! All participants will be invited to come out and run, walk or bike alongside Marty each day of the entire challenge. Live tracking of Marty's Pain in the Canal run will be posted on www.pitcanal.com and participants will receive email updates to share the exact starting locations of each run. Come out and show your support and love for any and all family or friends that have fought this horrible battle against colorectal cancer!
All participants will receive a custom Pain in the Canal shirt! Participants running 15 miles per week will receive a custom 3 inch medal with the Pain in the Canal logo, and participants completing the 30 miles per week will receive a custom Pain in the Canal belt buckle, the traditional medal of ultra marathons! All finishers swag will be available for pick up or delivery during the week of August 22nd. We will email pick up locations throughout the state at the start of August.
All events support The Buffalo Colon Corps!
*** Please note that this is set up as a 12 week challenge, but lasts 14 weeks. This is in order for late registration as well as to allow individuals to be well rested if they desire to join Marty on the canal. We encourage all to complete in the 12 week time frame, but if you need a little extra time you have it!***
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