March 4 to March 18, 2023

Run or Walk Anywhere!

Downtown Runaround: A Community Green Race

It's back: Fredericksburg's most city-centric virtual race! Don't miss it!

A Community Green Race

The Downtown Runaround 5K is a virtual race supporting Downtown Greens' programs and mission. Sign up, receive a swag bag, and complete your 5K run anywhere you like between March 4 and March 18. Stay tuned for this year's suggested course downtown, which will highlight many of our wonderful sponsors. When you've completed your run, log your finish time on the results page and upload photos of your race! 


Refer Your Friends!

Refer friends to sign up using your unique link and earn an exclusive goodie basket.

Registrants who refer 5 or more friends get a basket containing a Downtown Greens beer glass, a limited edition "I Brake for Pollinators" sticker, a Downtown Greens magnet, and a pollinators bandana. 

Make it sweeter: sign up as a race team and everyone on the team will receive a "I Brake for Pollinators" sticker.

The person with the most referrals will also receive a jar of Downtown Greens' honey!


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About Us

Downtown Greens is a nonprofit founded in downtown Fredericksburg with a mission to foster community involvement and growth by protecting and nurturing urban greenspace through collaborative environmental stewardship and experiential education.

​The garden is open sunrise to sunset, 365 days per year. Take a stroll, read a book, meditate, and smell the flowers. We rely on volunteers help to keep the 2.7 acres of public greenspace maintained.

Teaching Kitchen

​We are preparing to begin renovation on our basement to transform it into a fully-equipped teaching kitchen and multipurpose space. The space will be used for our youth programs, adult workshops, events, and more. 

One of our most rewarding and impactful activities has been our monthly community dinner hosted by our Youth Farm Program (YFP) participants, staff and volunteers, and a chef from one the many amazing local restaurants. The dinners allow our youth to interact with food from seed to table—preparing and serving dishes made with fresh fruits and vegetables they have grown themselves in the YFP garden.

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Preserve the Buffer

Downtown Greens is under contract to purchase and conserve a 56-acre parcel of land that contains living wetlands and mature trees, as well as the last farmland in Fredericksburg. As an extension of what Downtown Greens has been doing for over 25 years, this project will protect and nurture urban greenspace, teach the community about sustainable and organic growing techniques and provide accessible open space. 

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