Time is running out to pre-register for Saturday’s inaugural Run 4 the Downtown Greenway. More than 200 runners, including Greensboro City Council Member at-large Robbie Perkins, have pre-registered for the event, which will include an 8K and 1-Mile Walk/Run.
“The Downtown Greenway is an important part of transportation and wellness in Greensboro. Once complete, it will be a transportation link for the City and help spur economic development for the downtown area,” said Perkins. “I can’t wait until I’m 60 years old and can run and bike the entire loop.”
Perkins is a graduate of Duke University and holds two track and field records in the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter events. He declared his intent earlier this week to compete in the race to support the Greenway.
The Run 4 the Greenway 8K and 1-Mile Walk/Run will begin at 5:30 pm and 5:00 pm respectively in Center City Park. The 8K, nearly a five-mile course, will feature an urban loop following the Greenway detour route and through the first constructed phase of the Greenway. An after party in Center City Park will include children’s activities, live music, and food for all.
Online pre-race registration will remain open until noon on Thursday, September 9. Registration for the 8K is $30 and $15 for the 1-Mile Walk/Run, with free registration for children 12 and under. All proceeds benefit the Maintenance Endowment Fund for the Greenway.
Runners pre-registered for Saturday’s event can pick up their race packets at Premier Commercial Bank (701 Green Valley Road, Suite 102, Lake Point Building) on Friday, September 10 from 11 am–6 pm.
If you are not running in the race, many volunteers are needed to help on the day of the race. There are many different jobs during the race—something for every age and skill level. Please pitch in and show your support! There is something for everyone!
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Judy Morton by email or phone 336.379.0821 at Action Greensboro.
Sign up now for the Run 4 the Greenway with choices of an 8K and a 1-Mile Walk/Run on Saturday, September 11. There will be music, entertainment, food, and beverages for all at Greensboro’s Center City Park. Proceeds go to the Maintenance Endowment for the Downtown Greenway.
A drop-in public meeting will be held on Thursday, July 29 from 12:00–2:00 pm and 5:00–7:00 pm at the old bingo hall (421 West Smith Street) to receive public comments on the functional design for Phase 3 of the Downtown Greenway.
An 8k Run, a 1-Mile Walk/Run, and an after party at Center City Park will be held on Saturday, September 11 to raise awareness of and support the Downtown Greenway. The route will begin and end at Center City Park, follow the Greenway detour route, and include the currently open section. Registration for the event will be open in mid-July, so stay tuned for more information!
Homeless people, who might have gone unnoticed by many, were recognized by a group of Greensboro residents Wednesday night. Read the full Greensboro News & Record story here.
Photo: Jona Khaosanga (left) and Sara O’Brien (right) joined others at the Downtown Greenway in the annual Greensboro Homeless Memorial Walk and Worship Service. (Credit: H. Scott Hoffman/News & Record)
Fifth grade students from Jones Elementary School visited Frank Russell's studio at ArtMongerz in downtown Greensboro on April 6. Russell shares his story about making a viable living as an artist and teaches the students about the power of public art. The students will collect recycled materials for works of art that they will make with Russell. Their art will have a permanent home at Jones Elementary School. Students will also participate in collecting materials for Russell to use in his collaboration with artist Brower Hatcher, who is creating the Motion Cornerstone to be located along the downtown Greenway.