Greenway Challenge

Greenway Challenge

Saturday, September 29, 2018

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About the Event


Saturday, September 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am


Whitinsville, MA 01588


a Whitin Community Center program


Saturday September 29, 2018 , 8:30am

The mission of the Unibank Greenway Challenge is to promote the recreational quality of life in the Blackstone River Valley.  A program of the Whitin Community Center, presented by Unibank and supported by other partner organizations, the Greenway Challenge supports clean water campaigns, hiking and biking trails, wildlife projects, environmental education and development of waterway access.

Each year, the Greenway Challenge athletes run, paddle and bike on a course designed to bring you through one of the most beautiful and historic regions of New England, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor located between Worcester, MA and Pawtucket, RI.

This annual race is quickly becoming one of New England's premier adventure races. Be sure to check out the testimonials!

NEW FOR 2018
Over the last 17 years, the various team categories offered was intended to group teams by ability. The categories in the past have included: Championship, Recreational, Corporate, Masters, and Womens, along with Ironman/woman participants.  For 2018, the Greenway Challenge will instead offer categories based on the size of the team, and gender.  Additionally, the Greenway Challenge will move away from a per-participant fee structure to a more common team-based registration fee structure.  The Team "Captain" will register the team and pay the team registration fee, then Team "Members" will join the team online without paying an additional fee.  More information can be found below and also on the Registration page (once open). 

Registration Opens
Sunday, July 1 - 
Online registration opens with Early Bird pricing, course maps are published and available online.

Wednesday, August 15 - Last day for Early Bird/discounted pricing.

Sunday, September 9 Last day for guarenteed t-shirt; first come, first serve after this date based on availability.

Registration Closes
Friday, September 21
 - Registrations for 2018 race are finalized.

Mandatory Captains' Meeting (team captain or representative) - must attend one
Wednesday September 5 at I-295 North Visitors Center in Cumberland, RI (right after Rt 146 and before Exit 10 on I-295 North) at 7pm
Thursday September 6 at Millbury Credit Union, 50 Main St in Millbury, MA at 7pm

Packet/Bib Pick-up and Pre-Race gathering*
Friday September 28 at Whitin Community Center, 60 Main St in Whitinsville, MA 5-8pm
* Bibs are NOT available for pick-up on Race Day. They MUST be picked up on Friday night.

Race Day
Saturday Sept 29
All Transition Sites "open" starting at 7am for gear drop off
Start at Lincoln Woods State Park, Lincoln, RI at 8:30am
Estimated first finisher at Whitin Community Center, 60 Main Street, Whitinsville, MA  2:00pm
Awards Ceremonty at approximately 4pm

(NEW FOR 2018)

Individual (solo) Participant - $150 fee ($120 Early Bird Jul 1 - Aug 14)
A single individual completes each and every course segment on their own, with the help of a support person to transport and stage gear between transition sites.  This category is not to be taken lightly.  
Top Overall Male and Female will be awarded for their accomplishments.

2 Person Team - $150 fee ($120 Early Bird Jul 1 - Aug 14)
Teams comprised of 2 individuals battle across the Blackstone Vallley against each other, with each team member competing in at least one course segments.  
Top Overall Male, Female, and Co-ed teams will be awarded for their accomplishments.

3-4 Person Team - $225 fee ($200 Early Bird Jul 1 - Aug 14)
  Teams are comprised of 3 or 4 individuals, with each team member competing in at least one segment along the course.  Split up the biking, running, and paddling with team member specialties!  
Top Overall Male, Female, and Co-ed teams will be awarded for their accomplishments.

5+ Person Team - $300 fee ($275 Early Bird Jul 1 - Aug 14)
Paying homage to the roots of this great adventure race, these teams will have between 5 and 8 team members, where each team member must participate in at least one course segment. Perfect for corporate teams or groups of individuals looking to go all out on just 1-2 segments.
Top Overall Male, Female, Co-ed, and Corporate teams will be awarded for their accomplishments.


Race Requirements

While we want you to be competitive and complete the Challenge, we must put the safety of all our athletes first. The race requirements are not flexible. Each transition site team is instructed to notify the Race Official if anything that is questionable. Thank you for your understanding.

  1. Teams must provide necessary maintenance equipment, food, water, supplies, and transportation for team members during the Challenge from the Start to the Finish Line.
  2. Participants must be age 16 or older. Ages 16 - 18 must have parental permission/signature on Liability Waiver and Photo Release Forms.
  3. Canoe, Kayak, Stand-up Paddleboard, or whatever your paddling craft is, the Greenway Challenge requirements are that you wear personal flotation devices (PFDs). Not wearing an approved PFD means disqualification of the person and their team.
  4. Cyclists are required to wear approved helmets. Not wearing an approved helmet disqualifies the person and their team.
  5.  Runners are required to wear shoes. Not wearing shoes will disqualify person and team.
  6.  Pleae refer to the Course tab for the Cut-Off Times for this years race.
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