Join the Silver Chain Challenge in Lanark County!

Tuesday, 11 June 2024 10:10

What is the Silver Chain Challenge?

The Silver Chain Challenge is an exciting, community-driven initiative that invites residents and visitors of Lanark and Renfrew Counties to engage in friendly competition while promoting physical activity and environmental stewardship. This annual event challenges participants to share their cycling and walking photos through the month of June, celebrating active transportation and its benefits for health and well-being. The competition is open to both residents and visitors. The county with the most participants entered will be declared the winner.

Get Active, Have Fun!

Whether you're an avid cyclist, a weekend walker, or someone looking to add a bit more activity into your daily routine, the Silver Chain Challenge is perfect for you. This event isn't just about competition; it's about setting personal goals, enjoying the outdoors, and exploring the scenic beauty of our beautiful region. By participating, you not only contribute to your own health but also help promote a culture of active living in your community.

Please share your photos on social media using the hashtags #SilverChainChallenge and #LanarkCounty to spread the word and encourage others to join in. 

How Does It Work?

    1. Walk or bike in Lanark or Renfrew County. This can be in your neighborhood or on one of our incredible trails.
    2. Take a Photo! Say "cheese" and show us your favourite activities. Get creative! 
    3. Upload your photo to our competition. Use the embedded form below, or follow this link to enter the Silver Chain Challenge. You can enter once per day. The County with the most submissions will be declared the winner.
    4. Celebrate and Win: All submissions will be entered into a draw for cool swag and prizes.

Why Join the Silver Chain Challenge?

  • Boost Your Physical Health: Regular physical activity is known to improve cardiovascular health, increase stamina, and reduce stress.
  • Enhance Mental Well-being: Spending time outdoors and engaging in physical activity can greatly improve mental health and mood.
  • Community Engagement: Be part of a community-wide effort to foster a culture of health and sustainability.
  • Environmental Impact: Promote and practice active transportation that contributes to reducing carbon emissions and traffic congestion.
  • Discover Lanark County: Explore the beautiful landscapes, historic sites, and charming towns of Lanark County in a fun and engaging way.
  • Win prizes: All submissions will be entered into a draw to win Lanark County swag or 1 of 3 $50 gift cards to a locally owned business of the winner's choice. 

Ready to Take the Challenge?

We can do this together! Join your fellow residents in making Lanark County a healthier, more active, and more connected community. Make your plans for the Silver Chain Challenge today and start gearing up for a month full of activity, fun, and community spirit. Let's make a positive impact together! Share your active transportation photos on social media using #SilverChainChallenge and #LanarkCounty and spread the word.

Lanark County has an incredible wealth of beautiful trails! Visit the Lanark County tourism website to start planning your routes around our beautiful county. 

For more information on how to participate in the Silver Chain Challenge, please visit

 For more information/media interviews, contact:
Vanessa Dow, Tourism and Corporate Relations Coordinator
613-267-4200 x 1701 
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