DEADLINE FOR REDUCED RATE IS AUGUST 31-- SIGN UP TODAY! Mark your calendar for a new date and location and BIG block party to celebrate the 10th Annual Block Party & Run 4 the Greenway on Saturday, September 14th from 4-8pm in LoFi (lower Fisher) Park on the Downtown Greenway. The event consists of a 4 mile run, 1 mile walk/run, and a big party in LoFi Park, 500 North Eugene Street. The 10th Annual Block Party & Run 4 the Greenway is in a new location this year with a new race route on the northern section of the Downtown Greenway & in the Westerwood neighborhood. The block party will expand from LoFi Park, along Eugene into Deep Roots Parking lot with good food available for purchase from Crafted Art of Street Food, Kono Pizza, Kona Ice & Deep Roots Market and beer from Preyer Brewing. Kids’ activities and lots of new vendors/organizations will participate in the block party. Local band Gipsy Danger will provide live music. Click here for the schedule and more details. Click here to register for the 1 mile or 4 mile run. Not a runner and would like to volunteer? Click here to sign-up! Schedule and Activities: 3:00-4:15 pm – On-site Race Registration & Packet Pick Up at Downtown Greenway/LoFi Park 4:00-8:00pm- Live music, food & entertainment at LoFi Park/N. Eugene St/Deep Roots Parking Lot; Food available for purchase from Crafted Art of Street Food, Deep Roots Market, Kono Pizza, and Kona Ice. Block Party with vendor tents: First Bank, NCA&T, NCA&T Student Health Center, GDOT, Parks & Recreation, Fleet Feet, Deep Roots, Preyer Brewing, The Shoe Bus, Greenway at Fisher Park/Stadium Park, Title Boxing, Bikesboro/TAP, Carolina Kettle Chips, Mati Energy Drinks, Toshi Sushi, Paleo Love Granola, Home State Apparel, The Natural Dog, Ruff Love Rescue, ASPCA, and Red Dog Farm. Children’s activities: NCA&T Innovation Station RV, canvas painting with old tennis shoes, bubbles, & temporary tattoos. 4:00-4:15 pm- Warm-up with The Shoe Bus, Mobile Fitness Boutique in LoFi Park 4:30 pm – 1 Mile Run/Walk and Doggie Jog begins 5:00 pm – 4 Mile Run begins 5:30-7:30 pm—Sergeant Swarm from the Greensboro Swarm will greet participants 6:00-8:00 pm –Gypsy Danger Band 6:15 pm – Projected awards ceremony announced by NCA&T & Councilman Justin Outling (adjusted based on last finisher’s time) Questions? Contact Laura Lorenz, Race Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org 336.387.8355. Special thanks to our title sponsor First Bank and to all our sponsors! Glad to have WGHP Fox 8 on board as our exclusive TV sponsor this year and Aleksandra Bush, weekend news anchor will be our emcee for the event!
Did you miss the June golf cart tours of the Downtown Greenway? Now is your chance to sign up for the August tours. If these dates do not work for you, we are tentatively planning tours September 26-28, dependent on construction along Murrow Blvd. Email Laura Lorenz at email@example.com for more information.
Join us in July for two pop-up classes on the Downtown Greenway: Thursday, July 18 -Pop-Up Picnic & Brewing Class at Woven Works Park Wednesday, July 24-Pop-Up Elderberry Class at Meeting Place at Tradition Cornerstone There is no charge for this event-- just let us know you plan to join us by emailing Laura Lorenz at firstname.lastname@example.org There is no charge for this event-- just let us know you plan to join us by emailing Laura Lorenz at email@example.com
Steve Rendle, Chairman, President, CEO of VF; David Parrish, City Manager; Mayor Nancy Vaughan; Dabney Sanders, Downtown Greenway Project Manager; Trip Brown, Brown Investment Properties; Susan Schwartz, Executive Director, The Cemala Foundation; & Cecelia Thompson, Executive Director, Action Greensboro. VF Foundation and VF Leaders were joined by local community leaders to announce the gift of $1.5M to Action Greensboro to support the continued development of the Downtown Greenway. VF has been a long-time supporter of the Downtown Greenway through their donation of $250,000 to help launch the first round of fundraising and has provided t-shirts for the annual Run 4 the Greenway for 8 years. Thank you VF for your continued support of the Downtown Greenway! Read more about the donation in News & Record here.
Get your exercise gear ready for the 2019 season of FREE Fitness Classes on the Downtown Greenway! This is the 6th year that we have partnered with the Bryan YMCA to provide free fitness on the Downtown Greenway with great YMCA fitness instructors. Classes start on May 7 and run every Tuesday through September 24 from 6-7 pm at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway (475 Spring Garden Street). Classes vary each week from Boot Camp, Tabata, Turbo Kick, and more. See below for the complete schedule. No experience necessary; go at your own pace & bring a water bottle! Summer 2019 PosterDownload New the Year: the last class of every month will feature a special group and include extra instruction and programs plus giveaways from lululemon, Athleta, The Shoe Bus, and other local businesses. All classes are open to anyone. May 28- Guilford County Schools Night June 25- Cone Health Night July 30- Downtown Residents' Association August 27-City of Greensboro Night September 24- College Night Text greenwayclasses to 40691 to receive class updates and weather cancellations.
Ride the Downtown Greenway: bike, trike, skate or roll to the Gateway of the Open Book Cornerstone and the Warnersville Rec Center. Downtown Police Bike Patrol members will lead the bike ride on the Downtown Greenway. Kids Zone Bike Rodeo: Crumley Roberts will provide a bike safety course, helmet fittings, free helmet & Kid Zone t-shirt to each child. Bling your Bike Station— get your wheels ready to ride with the help of the Girl Scouts Costume Contest- wear your favorite Star Wars or galactic costume. Prizes from Children’s Museum, REI, Parks & Rec, Crumley Roberts, Cycles de Oro, & Revolution Cycles Kids Art Activity— paint your own canvas with spare bike parts! Greensboro Public Library– Story time at 2:30pm and 3:30pm and giveaways. Bikesboro & Local Bike Shops will provide bike tune-ups & demos including Galactic Bikes, Trek, REI, and Downtown Bicycle Works Kona Ice will be selling yummy ice treats! Other groups joining us: Bicycling in Greensboro, SafeGuilford, GDOT, Greensboro Public Library, & Guilford Basics
Action Greensboro & The Downtown Greenway offices have moved! Our new offices are located at 122 North Elm Street, Suite 110 on the bottom floor of the Self Help Building. Entrance to our office is located on Friendly Avenue. Phone numbers and other contact information remains the same. Come visit us!
We are also collecting bikes for kids at Jones Elementary School, Hope Academy and Warnersville Re Center who do not have a bike of their own. If you would like to donate a bike, please email Laura Lorenz firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336.379.0821. The last bike collection day will be on Thursday, April 4 from 4:30-6pm at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway (475 Spring Garden Street). Special thanks to Bikesboro and volunteers for repairing all the bikes that have been donated. Click here to view segment on Spectrum News about the Bike Donation effort.
Duke University student Jo (Joungwon) Kwon graduated in December 2018 with a degree in MA Computational Media and did her thesis on the Durham Belt Line Trail. The Downtown Greenway was a great inspiration for her project. Her thesis was about "The Use of Geographic Information System for the Adaptive Reuse of Historical Sites: A Study of the Durham Belt Line Trail." In this thesis, she analyzed how the Durham Belt Line will benefit from adaptive reuse, explore future options for Durham to maintain its history and community with the Durham Belt Line Trail, and discover how best to maximize the impact of curated cultural content through the use of digital tools such as GIS. Read her thesis and about her findings regarding the Downtown Greenway on pages 43-46. ColorHaus at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway