Greenway Challenge 2024

Greenway Challenge 2024

Run, Paddle, & Bike Race In The Blackstone Valley


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DCR Massachusetts
Sponsor DCR Massachusetts

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Run, Paddle, & Bike Race In The Blackstone Valley


Sat, September 28, 2024 @ 8:30 am


Blackstone Valley in MA & RI & CT


a Whitin Community Center program

Celebrating 23 years!


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 28, 2024 @ 8:30am

Join us for the 23rd Annual Greenway Challenge. This tri-state adventure race takes place in the stunning and historical Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, showcasing one of New England’s most picturesque areas. 2024 will showcase a course designed by past Greenway Challenge participants, it’s truly designed for racers themselves. This unique challenge consists of street and trail running, street and mountain biking, as well as paddling on river and lake. Whether you’re a long-time participant, a past participant or just curious about the Greenway Challenge, this is the year you can’t miss. Go it alone or with a team of up to 8 members, this year promises to be new and exciting!

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 the development of new programs, purchase of additional equipment, and facility renovations for the members and guests of the Whitin Community Center (WCC).

The WCC is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals and families and to building a strong community in the Blackstone Valley.

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 one of New England's premier adventure races. 

We are introducing a new course for 2024!

Starting at the Whitin Community Center, racers will wind their way through the Blackstone Valley hitting locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and even putting a foot in Connecticut as they round the tri-state marker to end the race at Wallum Lake in Douglas State Park. Teams can be comprised of 1-8 people with team members doing just one or multiple segments each. Are you up for the ultimate challenge? Join our Ironman/Ironwomen category and conquer all the segments yourself! Whether you’re an elite athlete or a recreational team of family and friends, this race promises an unforgettable adventure.  Don’t forget to register early to reserve your spot!



Race Requirements

While we want you to be competitive or have fun 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 14 or older. Ages 14 - 18 must have parental permission/signature on Liability Waiver and Photo Release Forms. Team Captain must be 18+ and coordinate registration of the team members.
  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 (ANSI or ASTM). 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.  No EBikes permitted.
  7.  Please refer to the Course tab for the Cut-Off Times for this years race.

Race Sportsmanship & Disqualifications

Be polite to ALL volunteers and staff. You must follow their directions and requests. They are only out there for one reason – to make it possible for you to race. We cannot hold the Greenway Challenge without volunteers. If you have a problem with a volunteer or staff member or feel their actions have harmed your race, please simply tell the Race Director. Any mistreatment of volunteers can result in disqualification and possible suspension from future Greenway Challenges.
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