We had a great night celebrating our Greenway volunteers on February 11 at Greensboro Project Space located at 219 West Lewis Street. Great conversation and delicious food from downtown business Chez Genese. We appreciate our volunteers -- and the time and support they give to the Downtown Greenway!
The Downtown Greenway was in the NCA&T Homecoming Parade on November 3rd announcing the start of construction on the next phase along Murrow Blvd from Gate City Blvd to Greene Street starting in January 2019. Click here to see the current construction timeline.
We had a great day at the 9th Annual Run 4 the Greenway-- lots of great costumes, runners and participants! Click here for more photos from the day.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or 336.387.8355.
Special thanks to all of our 2018 Sponsors!
Click here for the detour route map. For more information, contact Palmer McIntyre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Cheers to our Downtown Greenway Volunteers!
If you volunteered in some way with the Downtown Greenway in 2017, we want to thank you—doesn’t matter how much or how little—we are grateful for you!
Please join us for a Volunteer Thank You Event on Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Preyer Brewing Company
600 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro
Light hors d’oeuvres from Crafted The Art of Street Food and Preyer Brewing Co. beer will be served.
Please RSVP by January 25th to Laura Lorenz at email@example.com