Yes. But keep in mind that the Canalway Challenge is about fitness and fun. We encourage you to keep moving and build on the mileage you’ve completed to date. Choose a goal that’s challenging, but within reach!
Yes. The Canalway Challenge is all about fitness, so if doing the same mile over and over helps you get moving, do it! However, the challenge is also about discovering all there is to see and do along the canals. Add some adventure to your miles by trying new places or regions.
No. You can explore various regions to complete your miles. However, if you eventually want to build up to achieve 360 End-to-Ender status, then you must complete all four Erie Canal regions.
Yes. Becoming an End-to-Ender means completing each region. You don't have to do it all in one go. It's fine to do smaller segments to build your End-to-End mileage.
We encourage you to complete your challenge by the end of the 2019 canal season in October. If you are working your way toward 360, you can carry over your miles from one year to the next to rack up the regions needed to get from Buffalo to Albany.
The Canalway Challenge relies on the honor system. When you finish your final miles, take a photo of your finish. Upload the photo to your finish line and tell us which mileage goal you’ve reached (15, 90, 180, 360). You’ll be able to download your certificate and we’ll send you a decal to display your achievement. This feature will become active with your registration.
Yes! Choose a leader for your organization to sign up first. This person will receive a "join code" to distribute to others in the organization. Each person will then join using this code and choose their own mileage goal. Members of the organization will be able to see who is participating, the total miles pledged, and the percent complete.
Yes. The Canalway Challenge is great for families and youth groups where all participants have the same mileage goal. The group leader will sign in and choose the group's mileage goal (e.g., choose 15 miles if all members are doing 15). When the group completes it's mileage, the leader will be able to request recognition packets for each member of the group.
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