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Registration for the 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway is OPEN!

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 28th for the 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway. 2017 Race Details Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 Location: Greensboro, NC/Downtown Greenway at Morehead Park (475 Spring Garden Street)- NEW LOCATION ON THE DOWNTOWN GREENWAY! Race Distance: 1.25 Mile & 4 Mile Race Start Time: 4:30 pm (1.25 Mile) and 5:00 pm (4 Mile) Registration Closes: Thursday, October 26 at 9:00 pm Entry Fees 4 Mile Run (includes t-shirt and beverage coupon) $25.00 Until October 15 (at 11:59 pm) $20.00 for students until October 15 (at 11:59 pm) $30.00 October 16 – 26 (9:00 pm) $35.00 Packet pick up and Race Day $80.00 4 Mile Family 4 pack 1.25 Mile Run (includes t-shirt and beverage coupon) $15.00 NON-TIMED OPTION $10.00NON-TIMED OPTION for students $20.00 TIMED OPTION $15.00 TIMED OPTION for students $20.00 Dog Registration $50.00 1 Mile Family 4 pack Kids 6 and Under FREE Click here to register for the run. Schedule 3:00-4:15 pm – On-site Registration & Packet Pick Up at Downtown Greenway/Morehead Park 4:15-4:30 pm     warm-up with FIT4MOM instructors 4:30 pm – 1.25 Mile Walk begins 5:00 pm – 4 Mile Run begins 5:15-6:15 pm - Looney Laney  the Balloon Guy 5:15-6:15pm- ToadFrogs -local band from Westerwood Neighborhood 6:15 pm – Projected awards ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time) 6:30-7:30 pm - Logie and Big Bump Food & Entertainment: Morehead Foundry will provide dinner options (hamburgergs, hotdogs, wraps) and have their Baker and Bean Food Truck. In addition, Four Flocks & Larder and Revolution Burger will be open for dinner.  Preyer Brewing will have several beer options for purchase.  Morehead Foundry will have a Halloween cookie decorating table for kids. Costume Contest: Costumes will be given for best dog costume, children's costume, and adult costume-- start working on your costume now! Packet Pick-Up: Friday, October 27 5:00 -7:00 pm @ Fleet Feet Sports 3731 Lawndale Drive Greensboro, NC 27455 Saturday, October 28 3:00-4:15 pm Downtown Greenway/Morehead Park, 475 Spring Garden Street Not a Runner but would like to Volunteer?  Click here to sign up! Thank you to our Sponsors!  

LoFi Park in Greensboro a new magnet for Downtown

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LoFi Park on the Downtown Greenway was dedicated on Saturday, September 23 with a short program with Mayor Nancy Vaughan, Home Sight bench artist Jeannette Brossart, and Councilman Justin Outling making remarks. The News & Record featured LoFi Park on the front page of the newspaper on September 26th.  If you missed it, Click here to read the article in the News & Record.

First Bank to be title sponsor for 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway

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We are excited to announce that First Bank (formerly Carolina Bank) will be the title sponsor for the 8th Annual Run 4 the Greenway on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  The run and party will be at a new location this year- Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway located at 475 Spring Garden Street. For more information about the run, click here.  To register for the 4 mile run or 1.25 mile costume walk/run, go to the Jones Racing Company website.

50% Design Plans available for review for Phase 1c from MLK Jr. Drive to Gate City Blvd.

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50% Design Plans for Phase 1c from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive to Gate City Blvd. are available for review and comments.  Public meetings were held on August 22 for 50% design plans of Phase 1c on the Downtown Greenway.  To review the plans presented by the City of Greensboro and watch the on-line meeting, go to the City's website.  Please provide feedback and comments by taking the on-line survey.  Deadline for comments is September 12, 2017. Questions? Please contact: Deniece Conway 336.373.4501 deniece.conway@greensboro-nc.gov Dabney Sanders 336.387.8355 dsanders@actiongreensboro.org // //

Phase 4 Public Meetings set for August 15

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Join us for drop-in Public Meetings for Phase 4 on Tuesday, August 15 from 11:30-1 pm and 4:30-6 pm at The Public at Morehead Foundry located at 433-105 Spring Garden Street. The focus of this meeting will be on the railroad corridor along the western edge of downtown heading northwest from Spring Garden Street to just north of Benjamin Parkway and the Mitchell Water Treatment Plant. The public is invited to review the designs at the 50% stage of completion. Representatives from Kimley-Horn, GDOT, and Action Greensboro will be present to explain, answer questions and receive comments. There will be no formal presentation. Click here for flyer and map of the phase.

Public Meeting scheduled for August 22 for Phase 1c along Bragg Street

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Public meetings to review 50% design of Phase 1c along Bragg Street have been set for Tuesday, August 22nd from 4:30-6 pm at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church located at 408 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.  Parking will be available in the church parking lot.  Members of the project team will be available to answer questions and feedback received from the public will be used to fine-tune the design. Questions?  Contact Dabney Sanders at dsanders@actiongreensboro.org.

FREE Fitness Classes on the Downtown Greenway start on May 2

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The weather is getting warmer.... which means it is time for FREE Fitness on the Downtown Greenway! We are partnering with Bryan YMCA for the 5th year to provide great instructors and classes for FREE on the Downtown Greenway. Classes start on May 2 and run every Tuesday from 6:00 -7:00 pm May-June and August-October at Morehead Park Trailhead Parking Area (475 Spring Garden Street). No classes in July due to heat and vacations-- stay cool!   Click here for a complete list of classes and instructors. Stop by Morehead Foundry located beside the Morehead Park trailhead parking area for a sweet treat or dinner after your class!

SPOTLIGHT on Businesses located on the Downtown Greenway: Boulton Creative

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Founded in 1991 and located in downtown Greensboro since 1995, Boulton Creative takes great pride in being a woman-owned, Greensboro-based agency. At Boulton Creative, we specialize in helping our clients achieve their communication goals through creative, impactful design and messaging. From complete branding and strategic marketing plans to brochures, ad campaigns and web development, Boulton Creative delivers exceptional service and design to clients in the Triad and across the United States. In 2007, we moved into our building on the corner of Smith and Spring Streets, and we are excited that the Greenway will run directly beside our building. Over the past ten years we have enjoyed watching the Greenway become a reality and how it has helped increase foot traffic by our building - our dogs seem to enjoy this too. The Greenway has become a foundation for growth. The energy it has brought to downtown Greensboro has been contagious, and that's apparent in all the new projects that are taking shape downtown currently. We are proud to be a part of this project, and we look forward to the continued excitement the Greenway will bring to businesses and residents downtown and throughout our community.

SPOTLIGHT on City of Greensboro- Water Resources

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Over the years the City of Greensboro Department of Water Resources has been extremely responsive to stormwater issues adjacent and on the Downtown Greenway. Stormwater Department Manager David Phelgar has been a member of the Downtown Greenway Oversight Committee since 2010 and has been a bike lead for the Run 4 the Greenway several times. We worked with David and his team to install the first stormwater tree wells on the section of the Downtown Greenway along Smith Street in 2013.  Read more about the tree wells here.  Special thanks to Virginia Spillman and Jeremy McCall with Water Resources for serving on the Technical Team over the years. We are very appreciative of the great partnership we have with Water Resources and Stormwater Management- thank you for helping keep the 'green' in Downtown Greenway!    David Phlegar, Water Resources