Pain in the Canal Challenge

Albany, NY 12202


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Think running is a pain? How about 360+ miles in 3 months, would that be a pain? Most people would say yes, but it is not as much of a pain as Colorectal Cancer! That is why Marty Pasternak is running the ENTIRE Erie Canal in just 7 days (361.5) to support the Buffalo Colon Corps started by his cousin Kevin Hays who has been fighting colorectal cancer for 7 years since he was 28 years old!

Marty does not want to run this entirely alone however! So beginning May 15th and ending August 21st we are encouraging everyone to run either 15 or 30 miles per week and track their progress across the Erie Canal until they have completed the entire length. During the week of August of 15th any and all runners will be encouraged to track Marty online to see his progress through the week, as well as come out and join him to help push him and maybe finish off the last few miles of their own challenge!

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.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Buffalo Colon Corps, as well as all donations! Support those who are fighting the real pain!



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