Pain in the Canal Challenge

Fri January 1 - Sat August 21, 2021 Albany, NY 12202 US
Events

Pain in the Canal Challenge 30 Miles Per Week

$65 Registration ends May 14, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Pain in the Canal Challenge 15 Miles Per Week

$55 Registration ends May 14, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Sally's Kids Challenge

$0 Registration ends May 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Pain in the Canal Run and Ride

$65 Registration ends May 15, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Place
Albany
Albany, NY US 12202
Description

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!

  • 15 Miles Per Week: Participants will be challenged to run 180.75 miles (roughly 15 miles per week) along the entire Erie Canal Trail
  • 30 Miles Per Week: Participants will be challenged to run or walk 361.5 miles (roughly 30 miles per week) along the first half of the Erie Canal Trail.
  • Sally's Kid Challenge: Marty's daughter Sally wants a medal! So she has agreed to run as much as she can from January 1st till August 21st to earn her medal and she wants other kids to join her! This is FREE to all kids under 16 years old. For event swag parents will need to purchase these separately.
  • Run and Ride: Do you like to bike and run? For this challenge participants will be asked to ride 360 miles on their bike and run 120 miles between May 15th and August 21st. This is an epic challenge that will help anyone that is training for a triathlon while also earning additional swag.

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.***

 

 

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