Category: Support

Mark your calendar for the 9th Annual Run 4 the Greenway -October 27, 2018

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The 9th Annual Run 4 the Greenway will be on Saturday, October 27 from 4-8pm at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway. Registration is OPEN! To register, go to the Jones Racing Company website.   DEADLINE for the REDUCED RATE is Monday, October 15th at 11:59 pm.   The start and finish of both races and the party will be at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway (475 Spring Garden St). And we have improved the 4 mile race route--click here for 4 mile route and here for 1 mile route. We are bringing back the COSTUME CONTEST for the best adult, kid, and dog costumes!  Prizes from Hen in a Hurry, Spare Time, A to Zen Massage and Ruff Housing. 4 Mile Run: $25.00 until October 15 (by 11:59 pm) $20.00 for Students until October 15 (by 9:00 pm) $30.00 October 16-25 (by 9:00 pm) $35.00 Registration on Race Day $80.00 4 mile Family 4 Pack 1 Mile Costume Walk/Run & Doggie Jog: $15.00 Non-timed Option $10.00 Non-timed Option for Students $20.00 Dog Registration (includes dog goody bag) $50.0025 Mile Family 4 pack Children 6 & under: Free (There is no fee for children 6 & under; however, we ask that you register and sign a waiver. No free t-shirt or beverage.) T-shirts are limited.  Register early to be guaranteed a Repreve t-shirt made from recycled water bottles.  All participants will receive 2 free beverages at the post-race event (except for children 6 & under).  All dogs will receive a goody bag. SCHEDULE: 3:00-4:15 pm – On-site Registration & Packet Pick Up at Downtown Greenway/Morehead Park (475 Spring Garden Street) 4:30 pm – 1 Mile Walk begins 5:00 pm – 4 Mile Run begins 6:00-6:30 pm – Projected awards ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time) 3:00-8:00 pm- Music, Entertainment, Kids Activities, & Food available from Will & Pops and Kona Ice and Beer from Preyer Brewing at Downtown Greenway/Morehead Park Not a runner?  We need volunteers!  Email llorenz@actiongreensboro.org or go to sign-up genius to view the jobs available for the Run 4 the Greenway. (Volunteers receive a t-shirt and beverage coupon) Questions?  Contact Race Director, Laura Lorenz at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org or 336.387.8355. Special thanks to all of our 2018 Sponsors!

Wheels on the Greenway CANCELED

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Unfortunately due to the threat of rain and thunderstorms, the Wheels on the Greenway for May 6th has been canceled. Safety is top priority and we do not want anyone to be on bikes if thunderstorms should pop up. We will not be rescheduling the event, but hope to plan a small gathering at Warnersville Rec Center this summer.  Stay tuned for more info.  

SPOTLIGHT on Volunteers: Dawn Chaney

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Dawn Chaney owns Chaney Properties in Downtown Greensboro and has been a long time Greensboro resident.  She is a dedicated volunteer and advocate for the Downtown Greenway, serving on the Downtown Greenway Technical Team.  She has also participated and walked in the Run 4 the Greenway every year since the run began in 2010. Dawn’s love for the Downtown Greenway is evident in her remarks below: When complete in 2019, the Downtown Greenway will allow everyone a pathway to Downtown Greensboro.  The Downtown Greenway is a scenic artery for runners, walkers and bikers of all ages and abilities to connect to each other at the City Center.  It is a unique fitness facility for everyone. The Downtown Greenway is adjacent to the Ole Asheboro, Warnersville, Fisher Park, Westerwood, College Hill, Dunleath and East Market Street neighborhoods with close connectivity to Glenwood and university campuses.  Even in its incomplete phase, more than 2,000 users are on it every month.  When complete, we anticipate usage at 10,000-15,000 pedestrians per month.  Greensboro will be recognized by other cities and towns for the connectivity and engagement provided by our Greenway.

SPOTLIGHT on Volunteers: Greensboro Permaculture Guild

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Special thanks to the Greensboro Permaculture Guild for their work on the Downtown Greenway on the section in front of Deep Roots Market on Eugene.  They have transferred fruit trees and perennials from the community garden at Holy Trinity to the area in front of Deep Roots to make way for new building construction at Holy Trinity. Thanks to Randall Hayes, Charlie Headington, Charlotte LeHecka, Alyssa McKim, David Mudd, Rob Pritchard, Elaine Shields, and Justin Vettel for coming out on a foggy morning to get their hands in the dirt! Stop by Deep Roots for lunch and enjoy the Permaculture Guild's hard work in beautifying the area and the Downtown Greenway. Deep Roots will be helping to maintain and water this section-- thank you!

SPOTLIGHT on Greensboro Department of Transportation (GDOT)

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The Greensboro Department of Transportation (GDOT) has been the driving force in keeping the Downtown Greenway's public/private partnership moving forward in design and funding. The divisions within GDOT include Engineering, Planning, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Public Transportation-GTA/SCAT, and Business and Parking. Services provided to residents, businesses and visitors include traffic signals and signs, transportation planning, parking, street lighting, sidewalks and bikeways. In November 2017, a NCDOT Funding Resolution was adopted - accepting $3,331,815 in additional funding for the Phase 2 of the Downtown Greenway (Murrow Boulevard/Fisher Avenue) which will allow it to go under construction in 2018. This was accomplished through the dedicated efforts of City Council member Justin Outling, Assistant City Manager David Parrish, Greensboro Department of Transportation staff Adam Fischer and Tyler Meyer, and the Greensboro Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) led by Councilmember Marikay Abuzuaiter. This additional funding is certainly a reflection of the power of private funding that has leveraged local public funding as well as state and federal funds and the commitment of so many in the community, especially the work of GDOT. We are very grateful for the partnership with GDOT and the Downtown Greenway.  Adam Fischer serves on our Oversight Committee as well as our Finance Committee.  Chris Spencer leads our Technical Team.  Daniel Amstutz and Kym Smith serve on that team as well.  Tyler Meyer and Stephen Carter serve on our Finance Committee and there are many others within the department who are working hard behind the scenes to make this project a reality.  Thank you to all the GDOT staff for their dedication and service.  

Two Meetings planned for input on next public art piece on the Downtown Greenway in Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square

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Two meetings are planned for residents of Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square to meet with Vandorn Hinnant to start a conversation about the neighborhoods relationship to the Downtown Greenway.  Please join us on two consecutive Mondays, January 29 and February 5th at 6:00 pm at New Zion Church, 408 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Questions?  Please contact Bob Powell 336.772.5109.  All residents of Ole Asheboro and Asheboro Square were mailed an invitation; all are welcome.  Click here for the meeting invitation.  Click here to find out more about Vandorn and his work.