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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.
Participant packet pick-up will be on Friday, October 7 from 4-6 pm at Fleet Feet (3731 Lawndale Drive, Greensboro). All registrants who pick-up on Friday afternoon will be entered to win a brand new pair of running shoes, courtesy of Fleet Feet! Alternately, packets may be collected prior to the event on Saturday, October 8, beginning at 3:30 pm.
The full event takes place between 4-8 pm, and the schedule is packed full of fun! Our official event welcome will start at 4 pm. We will have our first group warm-up at 4:15 pm, before the 1-mile fun run/walk/stroll begins at 4:30 pm. There will be another group warm-up at 4:45 pm, before 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 raffle items, 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.
Event parking for registered participants and block party attendees will be available in the Guilford County Schools Administration parking lot, located at 785 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro NC 27401. Additional parking may be available in on-street spots, or in the parking deck at 215 N. Eugene Street. Please do NOT park in any nearby business parking lots, out of respect for our local neighbors and their customers.
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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