7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway Registration is Open!
Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 24, 2016 for the 7th Annual Run 4 the Greenway! #Run4Greenway
ANNOUNCING: CHANGE IN LOCATION AND RACE ROUTE FOR 2016!
The race route has changed due to the opening of the Innovation Cornerstone later this summer. The event will be held at the Innovation Cornerstone/Cumberland Park at the corner of Lindsay and Murrow Blvd. Start and finish will be at the Innovation Cornerstone. A ribbon cutting for the newly completed Innovation Cornerstone will be held from 3-4 pm.
4 Mile Run: (Click here for the 4 mile route)
On-line through September 11 (by 11:59 pm): $25.00
On-line through September 12-22 (by 9:00 pm): $30.00
Registration at Packet Pick-up on September 24 and Day of Race: $35.00
4 mile Family 4 Pack: $80.00 for 4 mile
One Mile Walk/Run: (Click here for 1 mile route)
On-line through September 22 (by 9:00 pm): $15.00 (non-timed)
1 Mile Dog Registration: $20.00
1 mile Family 4 Pack: $50.00 for 1 mile
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 race t-shirt. All participants will receive a free beverage at the post-race event (except for children 6 & under).
3:00PM-4:00PM – Innovation Cornerstone Ribbon Cutting (remarks at 3:15PM)
3:30PM-4:45PM – On-site Registration & Packet Pick Up at Cumberland Park
5:15 PM – 1 Mile Walk begins
5:45 PM – 4 Mile event begins
6:30-7:00 PM – Projected awards ceremony (will be adjusted based on last finisher’s time)
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM- Music, Entertainment, Food at Cumberland Park
For more information about the race course, packet pick-up, awards, or to register, go to the Jones Racing Company www.jonesracing.com .
Not a runner and would like to volunteer? Email Laura Lorenz at email@example.com.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
The first ever Downtown Greenway Restaurant Week was a huge success! Thank you to all of the supporters who came downtown to try some new restaurants and support the Downtown Greenway. 873 Downtown Greenway themed menu items were served at the 7 participating restaurants. Special thanks to 1618 Downtown, Crafted the Art of Street Food, Table 16, B. Christopher's Undercurrent, M'coul's, and LaRue for being part of this fun week of great food, good friends, and great support for the Downtown Greenway.
The City of Greensboro, Downtown Greenway, Bicycling in Greensboro (BIG) and other local organizations have teamed up to offer a month of events in Greensboro to promote biking and bike safety. The first event to kick-off the month is Bike Downtown for First Friday on Friday, May 2, 2014 in downtown Greensboro from 6-9 pm. The Downtown Greenway and BIG will have a table in front of the Green Bean on Elm Street. Ride your bike downtown and stop by and see us! For more information go to www.greensboro-nc.gov/bikemonth or click here to view the calendar of events for May.
To help promote Bike to Work Week and National Bike Month, the Trek Bicycle Store in Greensboro and The Sales Factory have issued a challenge to all Greensboro area businesses. Whose staff can log the most miles commuting to work by bicycle?
Teams will be competing throughout the week in multiple categories. The winning teams will be announced at the Bike Movie Night event at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema on Thursday, May 22. Details forthcoming!
Bicycling in Greensboro Bike to Work Week
Add this event to your Google calendar.
Learn more at www.bikegso.com.
Need some pointers? Hit up at Matt Leighton, pictured in this photo by Alex Pegg Photography. (Check him out on Facebook, too.) Matt is Team Manager at UNCG Cycling and bartender at Mellow Mushroom on Elm Street.
Need to convince the boss? Infographic round-up of the bottom-line bennies of biking to work on HuffingtonPost.com.
Don't know what to wear? Ivajean.com blogs about bike style, and sells skirts and shirts so you can traverse from the Greenway to the boardroom.
With April coming to a close, this weekend is a good time to sneak in some last minute plants and flowers. Greensboro’s permaculture expert and Downtown Greenway consultant Charlie Headington offers a few ideas to feed the "thieves" and other beneficial insects needed to maintain a healthy organic garden.
"Some for the thieves, some for the birds, and some for us," Charlie says. "Beneficial insects manage the not-so-beneficial insects, or insects that we don't want. In an organic garden, you let insects manage other insects."
Butterfly Bush - attracts the yellow swallowtail butterfly
Butterfly Weed - a bright orange flower, which attracts monarch butterflies
Pawpaw Tree - produces edible fruit, which attracts the zebra swallowtail butterfly
Ground cover plants that attract beneficial insects
White clover (attracts honeybees for clover honey)
Hide a fence or garden wall
Trumpet honeysuckle (for the hummingbirds)
[caption id="attachment_1816" align="alignright" width="300"] Charlie Headington's plans for the West Smith and Prescott Streets' cornerstone orchard.[/caption]
These plants and flowers will be included in the proposed orchard and garden design that Charlie created for the West Smith and Prescott Street area near the Greenway. Read the Greensboro News & Record article on the garden’s planned design and for more information about the planned sculptures and seating area designed by Boston, MA, architects Mags Harries and Lajos Héder.
Learn more about Permaculture Gardening with Charlie Headington. Charlie is hosting a Permaculture Gardening Workshop on Saturday, April 27. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Greensboro is testing stormwater tree wells on the newly constructed section of the Downtown Greenway on West Smith Street at the Greenway at Fisher Park Apartments. The tree wells will improve water quality by filtering and cleaning rainwater runoff through specially constructed soil in the tree well. For more information on this 'green' stormwater treatment system, click here to view the recent article in the Greensboro News & Record.
According to Time Magazine, "The future of garbage is greener, cleaner, smarter and cheaper to pick up." Learn more about how the Downtown Greenway is staying on the forefront of this trend with our BigBelly solar panel trash cans. Read the full Time Magazine article here, and see a BigBelly in action at the Downtown Greenway Morehead Park Trailhead Parking!