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The Downtown Greenway Run & Block Party is a long-standing, family-friendly event that centers around bringing the Greensboro community together, and highlighting our prized Downtown Greenway! This year's 13th annual event is being organized by Greensboro Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the Greensboro Parks Foundation, Junction 311 Endurance Sports, and our valued sponsors.
Choose the 1-mile fun run/walk/stroll or 4-mile timed race, and stay for a fabulous block party to follow! The 4-mile and 1-mile routes pass through completed sections of the Downtown Greenway, and the sidewalks/roads adjacent to the railroad corridor on the western side of the loop. Registered participants will receive:
Participant packet pick-up will be on Friday, October 7 from 5-7 pm. Alternately, packets may be collected prior to the event on Saturday, October 8 at 3:30 pm. Our official event welcome and pre-run warm-up will start at 4 pm. The 1-mile fun run/walk/stroll begins at 4:30 pm, and the 4-mile timed run begins at 5 pm. Stick around until 8 pm and enjoy the block party fun afterwards!
The block party extends from LoFi Park, along N. Eugene Street, and into Joymongers' parking lot and Deep Roots' parking lot. There will be delicious food to purchase from several local food trucks, a DJ spinning good tunes and dance vibes, and beer available from Joymongers. The fun continues with tailgate-style games to play, children's activities, sponsor tents with giveaways, local vendor booths to visit, prize drawings, and more! Don't miss the fun and register for the run - we'll see you on the Downtown Greenway with your friends, family, kids, or dogs.
The Downtown Greenway is a planned 4-mile paved multi-use urban trail that is enhancing and defining downtown Greensboro. Approximately 3 miles of greenway sections are currently open, with the final western mile set to be complete in early 2024. This project enhances the urban landscape with green space that encourages economic development, promotes health and well-being, inspires sustainable transportation, and provides connections between Greensboro neighborhood residents around the city. Event proceeds will benefit the Downtown Greenway and Greensboro Parks and Recreation, in support of continued programming, educational workshops, operations, and community engagement opportunities.
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