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.