Category: Run

Early Registration Is Now Closed for the 2012 Run 4 the Greenway 8k & 1 Mile Walk/Run!

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Early Registration is now closed for the  2012 Run 4 the Greenway 8k & 1 Mile Walk/Run!  But don't panic.... You can still register tomorrow (Friday, September 14) at Off'n Running AND at race day registration in Center City Park on Saturday, September 15! Come to Center City Park at 3:00–4:30 pm for race day sign up.  $35 for an individual.  No team entries.  The 1 Mile Walk/Run is still $10/person.  Kids 6 and under are free. The party will be hopping by 6:00 pm with entertainment, food, and fun.  Even if you don't run/walk, come join the party! See you Saturday!   Honorary Chairman, Mayor Robbie Perkins, won't be running in the race but he will be there to cheer YOU on!  See a Route Map and Turn-by-Turn Route Directions Online!  Run 4 the Greenway RUNNER Schedule:  3:00 –4:30 pm: On-Site Registration/Packet Pick-Up 4:00–4:30 pm:  Zumba Triad Warm-Up! 4:45 pm:  1 Mile Run/Walk Begins 5:15 pm:  8K Begins 6:00 pm: Live Music, Food, and Entertainment 6:30 pm:  Awards for Race Winners Massage "samples" from Hand and Stone at the Premier Commercial Bank Tent Party Schedule! 6:00–8:00 pm:  Live Music by Evan & Dana 5:00–8:00 pm:  Food Vendors: Chirba Chirba, Taco Azteca, Hungry Howie's 5:00–8:00 pm:  Natty Greene's Beer Garden & Benjamin Vineyards & Tea Hugger 5:30– 7:30 pm:  ArtQuest Children's Art Activities 6:00– 7:30 pm:  Lanny the Balloon Guy 5:00–7:00 pm:  REI's Tent Lounge, News & Record Photo Booth   

Run 4 the Greenway Street Closures

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As part of our Special Event Permit with the City of Greensboro, we are required to notify businesses and residents that may be affected by a Street Closure.  On, Saturday, September 15, the Run 4 the Greenway will be coming through your neighborhood. The 1-Mile race starts at 4:45 pm on Davie Street at Center City Park and runs South on Davie to MLK around the underpass, then back North on Davie.  The 8-K race starts at 5:15 pm on Davie Street at Center City Park, heads South on Davie and follows the route indicated.  The only street that will be totally closed to thru traffic is North Davie Street between Friendly Avenue and Bellemeade Street.  It will be closed from 2:00 pm–7:00 pm.  All other streets on or near the race route will be open to vehicular traffic with periodic closings for runner safety. For more information regarding road closures for the RUN 4 the GREENWAY, please phone 274.4595.

Register for the 3rd Annual Run 4 the Downtown Greenway!

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  Save the Date! Saturday afternoon, September 15, 2012, for the 3rd Annual Run 4 the Downtown Greenway 8k and 1 Mile Walk/Run After the race, enjoy live music, food, beverages, and entertainment.  Bring the whole family!  If you register now until September 13, 2012, the race is only $25! At Packet Pick-Up and Day Of Race: $35.00 One Mile Walk/Run: $10.00, children under 6 FREE Teams: From now until September 13, 2012: Team of Four: $80.00 (Register for Run 4 the Greenway Team Event) NO TEAM REGISTRATIONS ON DAY OF OR PACKET PICK-UP Schedule: 3:00 pm–4:30 pm -   On-Site Registration/Packet Pick Up? 4:45 pm  - 1 Mile Run/Walk Begins?   5:15 pm - 8K Begins?   6:30 pm - Awards To register, go to Precisiontimingsystems.com and choose Run 4 the Greenway 8k.   Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!   Run 4 the Greenway Turn by Turn: Start south on Davie Street Left (East) on McGee Left (East) on Martin Luther King Drive Right (West) on West Bragg Street Cross Eugene and continue on the Downtown Greenway Right (North) at T intersection on Downtown Greenway Cross Lee Street and continue on Downtown Greenway Left (West) on Spring Garden Street Right (North) on Mendenhall Street Right (East) on Hill Street Cross Battleground and go left on Latham Park Greenway Cross Hill Street and continue on the Latham Park Greenway Right (South) on Parkway Avenue Right (South) on Fisher Park Circle Continue South on N. Greene Street Left (East) on E. Lindsay Street Right (South) on Summit Avenue Right (South) on N. Davie Street    

Run 4 the Greenway Successes

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Run 4 the Greenway Successes! THANKS TO: (approximately) 800 partiers 400 runners 140 volunteers 1 title sponsor and countless community partners and supporters The 2nd Annual Run 4 the Greenway made: (approximately) $9,000 for the Downtown Greenway Endowment Fund! Save the Date for next year: Saturday, September 8, 2012! Start training now!   

Run 4 the Greenway Results

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  Thanks to all who came out to support the Downtown Greenway this weekend! It was a beautiful evening and a great event!   The results are in and the photos are up! Click here to see the official times. Click here to see race day photos!   We look forward to reporting our fundraising contributions soon!  

Run 4 the Greenway 2011 Details!

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Online registration is closed, but you can still sign up at Center City Park tomorrow starting at 3:30 pm! See you there! Run 4 the Downtown Greenway! sponsored by RUN 4 the DOWNTOWN GREENWAY! Saturday, September 10, 2011 Center City Park (corner of North Elm & Friendly) The 1 Mile Walk/Run will begin at 5:15 pm, and the 8K at 5:45 pm.  The 8K will feature an urban loop following the Downtown Greenway detour route through the first constructed phase of the Greenway. Run 4 the Greenway T-Shirts are generously donated by Vf Corporation. RACE Schedule: 3:30–5:00 pm: On-site Registration & Runner Check-in 4:30 pm: Runner Warm-up 5:15 pm: 1 Mile Run/Walk Begins 5:45 pm: 8K Run Begins 6:45 pm: Awards for Race Winners BUILD A RACE TEAM!  Do you have several friends who would like to form a team?  A discount will be offered for each team of 4 runners.  Don't wait.  Call your friends now! Awards include donations from: Off N' Running, REI, Triad Stage, Precision Timing Systems, Deep Roots Market, and Free Spirits Yoga! Special Thanks to Shell Bray for their sponsorship of the Runner Hospitality Tent! Click here to register! GET FIT 4 THE GREENWAY! Not a runner and still looking to burn a few calories?  Join the FREE group fitness classes in Center City Park during the race! Fitness Classes: 4:45–5:15 pm: Yoga Stretch with Free Spirits Yoga 5:30–6:15 pm:  Zumba with Zumba Triad PARTY 4 THE GREENWAY! The celebration in Center City Park will be a great time for all!  Evan & Dana will be back this year to entertain us in the park.  There will be great food, beer, and wine, and lots of activities for children and adults. Activities: 4:30–6:30 pm:  ArtQuest / Green Hill Center for NC Art 5:30–8:00 pm:  elsewhere collaborative 6:30–8:00 pm:  Looney Lanny the Balloon Guy 7:00–8:30 pm:  Live Music by Evan & Dana, sponsored by Downtown Greensboro, Inc. Stop by the Premier Commercial Bank tent for a free Hand & Stone massage! Beer Garden Sponsored by Natty Greene's Brewery Food will include: Spring Garden Bakery Truck, Tea Hugger Iced Tea, Ice Cream, and more! Special Thanks to our Media Sponsors:    

Run 4 the Greenway Volunteers Needed

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Plans are underway for the 2nd annual Run 4 the Downtown Greenway.  We need volunteers to cheer runners, monitor the course, help at the water stations, and assist in other ways.  If you are willing to volunteer on Saturday, September 10 between 2:30–8:00 pm, please email Laura Lorenz at llorenz@actiongreensboro.org. Volunteer duties include check-in, entertainment logistics, kids' activities, sales, water stations, and much more!  

Downtown Greenway Running Group

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Looking for a way to shape up for the summer? Need to train for the September 10 Run 4 the Downtown Greenway? Want to meet other local runners interested in the Greenway? Join the Downtown Greenway Running Group led by Samantha Magill, Project Greenway member.  The Downtown Greenway Running Group will meet on the Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 am and run the 4-mile Downtown Greenway Detour Route, starting and ending at Center City Park (200 North Elm Street). When:  Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:00 am Where:  Center City Park - Meet Samantha Magill at the Downtown Greenway Sign What:  A four-mile run on the Greenway Detour Route.  Pick and choose when you run! Why:  Shape up, learn more about the Greenway, meet like-minded runners, get a Greenway t-shirt and a discount rate for the Run 4 the Greenway 8K. Interested? Email Cecelia Thompson at cthompson@actiongreensboro.org to join and receive email updates from the group.

City Council Member Robbie Perkins to Run 4 The Greenway

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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.

Volunteers Needed for Run 4 The Greenway!

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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.