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The Greenway Challenge – More Than Just an Adventure Race! (Published November 2013)
The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor’s Greenway Challenge has become one of New England’s premier adventure races. Each year, Greenway Challenge participants run, paddle and bike on a newly designed course, through one of the most beautiful and historic regions of New England, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.
The mission of the event is to promote the recreational quality of life in the Blackstone River Valley. Managed by the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc. working with other partner organizations, the Greenway Challenge promotes clean water campaigns, hiking and biking trails, wildlife projects, environmental education and development of waterway access. Unibank is the title sponsor.
"It’s an adventure because we design it featuring ‘hidden’ sites in Blackstone Valley,” says Barbara Dixon, event coordinator for the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. “It is up to you and your teammates to practice to get familiar with the course (prior to race day) to determine your strategy.”
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Enjoy a paddle down the river in a canoe or kayak. Download paddle tours and take one of the suggested trips, based on your skill level and preferences. You can download a Google Earth file with information on parking for river access, portages, dams, rapids, and other river information. Click to read more about paddling the Blackstone River.
Get on the bike path and enjoy! Not sure of parking locations where you can park your car to access the bike path? Click here to see the bike path access points.