Registration for the 2013 UniBank Blackstone River Valley Greenway Challenge, Saturday, September 28, may be done now by downloading and completing the Registration Form , Photo Release Form and Liability Waiver or you may also Register Online .
Registration and payment is due by September 1, 2013.
All payments made after September 1 will require a $5 late fee.
Questions regarding registration: please contact Barbara Dixon (401) 762-0250 extension 5503.
Thinking of taking the Challenge ????
You may have heard about it, or watched a friend or family member compete; maybe you have heard colleagues discussing the Challenge over the water cooler or found the website by searching “adventure races” or “triathlon.” Maybe you saw an ad in a newspaper or a sign on the road or a poster on the wall……. However you may have heard about the Greenway Challenge, you are here, on our website, on the registration page, thinking about “Taking the Challenge.” If you do not have a team in place already we offer a few suggestions:
Create a Team
Talk to your friends, family, colleagues, teachers, students, neighbors; find up to nine people who would like to run, paddle, bike and visit great historic sites in the Blackstone Valley; who have a passion for a fantastic fun filled day and are pretty good strategists who can plan a quick route on back country roads.
Complete the registration forms found on the links above and mail in with your deposit
Start practicing; be able to run 5 miles, ride a bike for 20 miles, paddle in a canoe/kayak for 5 miles in the Blackstone River…… There are plenty of places in the Blackstone Valley to use as your exercise room. Additionally, we have partnered with local businesses and organizations that we can suggest to help you with your training.
Attend the Captain’s Meeting’s in September! This is very important, for this is when you receive the course.
Once you have attended the Captain’s Meetings, you now have two full weeks to practice the Challenge course, find the transition sites, learn the quickest roads and meet other Challengers out on the course. NO, we do not give you maps and directions to each site, this is part of the Challenge; as a team, it is up to you to figure it out. It is a great time to compare notes, discuss difficult sections with others, and follow the comments on Facebook! You may join another team member for a practice run or challenge a paddler down the river!
Attend the Friday Night Festivities at the Whitin Community Center! You will hear from the race organizers and transition site captains as to any final changes on the course, ask any questions you may have regarding the segments, site, rules or regulations; Meet with other teams to compare notes, discuss strategies; Pick up your goodie bags which include your team numbers, t-shirts, and apple!
Saturday... Race Day... be ready to take the Challenge! Have Fun and we will see you at the Finish Line as we cheer everyone in. At the Finish Line and Award Ceremony, hear and exchange exciting stories from the day, satisfy your appetite with some great food, followed by the trophy presentations and raffle drawing!
Join a Team
If you would like to “Take the Challenge”, but are not able to put a team together, visit our Facebook page and post your interest and abilities. Many athletes have connected and end up joining a team, making new friends and having a great day! This is also a great way for a Team Captain to recruit a team member, post what you are looking for, a paddler, runner, biker and in what division you are competing in.