Join the Silver Chain Challenge in Lanark County!

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 throughout 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.

Contest entry will be available June 1-30.

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. Submissions will open on June 1, check back here to find a link. 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?

Mark your calendars for June and get ready to 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.

The Silver Chain Challenge photo contest will officially launch on June 1 and the competition continues throughout the month of June.  Visit the Lanark County tourism website to start planning your routes around our beautiful county.


Embrace the challenge, embrace the community, embrace the great outdoors! Let’s pedal and stride our way to a more active Lanark County.

Spread the Word!

Please share about the Silver Chain Challenge on social media using the hashtags #SilverChainChallenge #LanarkCounty and #RenfrewCounty. Tell your friends and family to enter, and share our Silver Chain Challenge poster wherever you can. Thanks for helping get the word out.

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