The Mohawk Towpath Byway had an information booth today at the Adirondack Sports and Fitness Health Fair for the Mohawk Hudson Marathon. There were two types of people who visited the booth: long distance runners and friends or families accompanying them. For the athletes we were trying to interest them in a fun recovery workout next Sunday morning, the Mohawk Towpath Byway Duathlon.
The other group consisted of family members or friends that are in-town with their favorite athlete and might be interested in discovering something new in the afternoon or later in the weekend. We were trying to encourage them to discover something unique along the Byway corridor. We provided them with a copy of our self guided cell phone based tour.
While I was doing a stint in the booth we got one registration for the Duathlon. However, there also was a spike in on-line registrations today. It will also be interesting to see if there are a spike in the number of calls to the cell phone tour number 518-649-9990.
I would like to thank Mary MacDonald of the Friends of the Mohawk Towpath Byway; Chris Brownell, who has, over the years, volunteered many hours, many times for the Byway; and Darryl Caron and his crew who have helped the Byway publicize some of our stories and events. Each were an immense help with the booth and the Byway!
Good luck to all the participants of the Mohawk Hudson River Marathon this weekend. May this great event be a memorable experience within the Mohawk Towpath Byway corridor!