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!
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.***
Register for FREE here
Are you sick of 2020 yet? COVID, civil unrest, politics, canceled races, drive by birthdays, MASKS!!! We are just about as fed up with 2020 as well! That is why we are putting together the Countdown to 2021! Each week will be a new challenge will be emailed out and posted to the OCRLibrarian315 social media accounts. These challenges could involve bodyweight workouts, running, rucking, or a combination of all. You will have the week to complete it and upload your data.
This is a FREE event! To participate and make our leaderboard, all you have to do is sign up! It really is that simple. Sign up and push yourself to conquer each challenge. Want a finisher medal for your hard work so you can brag to your friends? Complete 10 of the challenges and you will be able to claim a finisher medal before the new year for a separate fee.
Push yourself and keep on training. 2021 is right around the corner and it promises to be one hell of a year, so you will need to make sure you have trained and maintained!
Week 1 Challenge: 300 pushups
It is simple, but not easy! Do all 300 in one workout, or space it out throughout the day(s). I started my Friday with 80 push ups and will finish them off through the day. How many can you do??? Sign up today and see note your time. You will have one week to submit your best time so let's get started!
Use code OCR315 to save 5%
Are you up for major league challenge that is guaranteed to burn your quads/hammies and test your will like few things ever have but at the same time give you an incredible sense of accomplishment once completed? Willow Running has put together the Toughest 5K (Between the ADK's and the Rockies) with a first mile elevation gain of 1200'. This event is not for everyone as it is a supreme test of your mental and physical stamina. We won't be insulted if you don't register for this event. But for those that feel up to the challenge we would love to have you join us for the Toughest 5K you will have ever done on Saturday October 17, 2020 @ Bristol Mountain Resort during the peak of fall foliage and of course prime wine tour season. Just think a little "whine" in the morning followed by a little "wine" in the afternoon in heart of the Finger Lakes Region, not a bad day!
We are offering 4 distinct finisher medals for this event. If you are able to finish the Toughest 5K course in 30 minutes or less you deserve and will earn the Gold medal for your insane accomplishment. If you are able to complete the full course in 45 minutes or less, you will earn the Silver medal. Finish in 60 minutes or less the Bronze medal. If you finish in over one hour you will still receive a well earned and deserved finisher medal. The giveaway shirts totally reflect the challenge and should be worn with great pride.
To dig a little deeper into this offering and to check out the course map (with elevation), finisher medals/swag please visit the race website @ Toughest 5K
Hiking the High Peaks in the Adirondacks (ADK) is the ultimate adventure for those who enjoy a great challenge with a great reward. We would like to enhance your reward beyond the spectacular views and true sense of great accomplishment. Willow Adventure has put together an exciting Challenge with unique custom giveaway's and rewards for those just starting, on their way, or who have completed the 46 ADK High Peak Trails.
This is an elevation/mileage Challenge, so even those who live to far away from the ADK High Peaks can still participate in the 46 and Me! Elevation Challenge. There is nothing like hiking the real peaks Adirondacks, but the next best thing is hiking trails/peaks elsewhere in the USA and even abroad to gain the same elevation and mileage that you would get if you climbed all 46 Adirondack High Peaks. The goal is to get you excited, keep you motivated and to reward you kindly for this great Adventure.