Thursday, October 6, 2011

Unibank Greenway Challenge Completes its 11th Season

On September 24th, over 400 local athletes once again ran, paddled and cycled through one of the most beautiful and historic sections of New England - the Blackstone River Valley - for the UniBank Blackstone River Valley Greenway Challenge. The Challenge promotes the recreational quality of life in the Blackstone River Valley while celebrating cultural and historic gems along the race route. The Corridor, and its partners, host the UniBank Greenway Challenge annually to help support clean water campaigns, hiking and biking trails, wildlife projects, environmental education and development of waterway access throughout the Valley.

Each year, the Finish Line Celebration provides an opportunity of athletes, volunteers, and spectators alike to share food, music, photos, and a lot of stories about the day's adventures. The Celebration started at noon, with about 1000 participants, onlookers, and volunteers gathered to celebrate.