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Greenway Glow!

Saturday, June 18th, 2016


Arts Festival, 10-Mile Bike Ride, and 5K Fun Run/Walk

Help raise funds for the Midtown Greenway!

Our founders had the idea for the Greenway, then formed the Midtown Greenway Coalition to help get it built. Now we work to protect and enhance it. Join us for a glowing night of fun and fundraising on the nation's best urban trail!

The Greenway Glow consists of THREE events in ONE NIGHT, all on the Midtown Greenway:

1. Community Arts Festival from 7 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
2. 10-Mile Bike Ride at 9:00 p.m.
3. 5K Fun Run/Walk at 9:30 p.m.

Community Arts Festival in the Greenway

7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. in various locations

Visit more than two dozen art installations and performances by local artists! The festival is FREE to Midtown Greenway Coalition members, and a free-will donation of $10 or more is requested from non-members to help support the festival and raise funds for Greenway programs.

Don't miss the Family Glow for kids! 7 - 9 p.m. at the CEPRO green space near the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center, across the Greenway from the Midtown Global Market.

Arts Festival Tickets/Donation: Get tickets at the kiosk outside the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center.

Everyone is welcome to join us for the After-Glow party from 10:30 - 1:00 a.m. at Eastlake Craft Brewery and Taco Cat in the Midtown Global Market. The party is free and open to the public. (Taco Cat food available for purchase until Midnight.)

More information about the Arts Festival and a list of artists and locations will be posted in June on our website: www.midtowngreenway.org

Glow Ride: 10-Mile Bike Ride in the Greenway

Registration from 7 - 8:30 p.m. outside the Midtown Bike Center; 9:00 p.m. Ride.

Dress yourself and your bike up for a glowing 10-mile bike ride in the Greenway!

The registration fee is $25 (by June 1; $30 after), with $75 in additional pledges/donations required. (You may also donate all or part of the pledge yourself.)

Registered Glow cyclists get two beers at the After-Glow Party from Eastlake Craft Brewery (must be 21) and two tacos and chips from Taco Cat; snacks at the Vine Arts Center rest stop; a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt; a glowing necklace; ice cream from the cafe at Freewheel Midtown Bike Center; free tickets to the Arts Festival, and more!

Visit the Arts Festival during the ride!

The Glow Ride is intended to be a TEAM event, though solo riders are welcome. If you don't have a team (of 2 or more, including yourself), you can join one when you register - many teams welcome new members.

Glow Ride Timeline

7 - 8:30 p.m.: Registration at Midtown Bike Center
8:45: Line up for the Ride
9:00 - 11:30: Ride and visit the Arts Festival
10:30 p.m.- 1:00 a.m.: After-Party at Eastlake Craft Brewery in the Midtown Global Market. (Taco Cat tacos until Midnight.)
12:15 a.m.: Awards Ceremony at the After-Glow Party for best lights, costumes, largest team, top fundraisers.

Glow Run/Walk: 5K Twilight Fun Run/Walk in the Greenway

Registration: 7 - 9 p.m. outside of the Midtown Bike Center. 9:30 p.m. Run/Walk

Dress up in a glowing costume and join us for a 5K fun run/walk in the Greenway!

The registration fee is $25 (by June 1; $30 after), with $75 in additional pledges/donations required. (You may also donate all or part of the pledge yourself.)

Registered Glow runners/walkers get two beers at the After-Glow Party from Eastlake Craft Brewery (must be 21) and two tacos and chips from Taco Cat; a slice of pizza at the end of the run from Punch Pizza; a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt; a glowing necklace; free ice cream from the cafe at Freewheel Midtown Bike Center; free tickets to the Arts Festival, and more!

Bike or take transit to the start, or free parking is available near the Midtown Global Market (parking info will be sent to you). Free bag drop at the Midtown Greenway Coalition office inside Freewheel Midtown Bike Center.

Visit the Arts Festival before and after the run/walk.

The run/walk will start at the Midtown Bike Center at 9:30 p.m. and head west toward Uptown. Shuttle buses will return runners/walkers to Midtown.

The Glow Run is intended to be a TEAM event, though solo runners are welcome. Runners/walkers will leave in teams every few seconds to stagger the start and keep the trail from getting overcrowded. If you don't have a team (of 2 or more, including yourself), you can join one when registering - many teams are happy to have new members.

Glow Run Timeline

7 - 9:00 Registration at Midtown Bike Center
9:15 p.m. Line up for the Run/Walk
9:30 p.m. Run/Walk
10:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. After-Glow Party at Eastlake Craft Brewery and Taco Cat in the Midtown Global Market. (Taco Cat tacos available until Midnight.)
12:15 a.m. Awards Ceremony at the After-Glow Party for best costumes, largest team, top fundraisers.

More Info

Midtown Greenway Coalition members get free tickets to the Arts Festival and $10 off Glow Run or Ride registration!. To become a member of the Midtown Greenway Coalition, visit www.midtowngreenway.org to make a membership gift. Then, come back to this page and use the code "MGC" in the discount section when registering for the Ride or Run via the link on the upper left.

Fundraising for the Greenway!
Participants in the Glow Ride and Run/Walk are required to raise at least $75 in pledges (in addition to their registration fee). Many people find it easy to raise more, by asking family members and friends who appreciate/support the Greenway. Just ask 3 people to make charitable donations of $25 each and you are there! You can also make your own donation when you register.

Once you register, you will receive your own online fundraising page and link to send to your friends and family, so you can quickly raise the required $75 in pledges. Raise $125 and also receive a pair of Greenway socks to go along with your glow-in-the Dark t-shirt. There will also be prizes for the people who raise the most funds for the Greenway!

The Greenway Glow is on rain or shine.

Greenway Glow Merchandise

To guarantee that you will receive the glow-in-the-dark Run/Walk or Ride t-shirt AT the event, you must have raised the required pledge amount ($75) online via the website no later than June 1st. We will also put in an order for merchandise after the event, which will be available for pick up or delivery 2-3 weeks after the Glow.

Why run or bike in the Greenway Glow?

- You'll be raising money to support the Greenway and help keep it the best urban bike trail in the nation!

- You'll get free beverages and food!

- You'll get free ice cream at the cafe at Freewheel Bike in the Midtown Bike Center!

- You'll get to see art projects, performances, and live music!

- You'll get free glow lights!

- You'll get a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt!

- You'll have the chance to win prizes!

Proceeds from the Greenway Glow will benefit the Midtown Greenway Coalition and our programs to help protect and enhance the Greenway.
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