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2017 Greenway Glow!

Saturday, July 29th, 2017


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

Help support the Midtown Greenway! The Greenway Glow is our largest and most important fundraising event. Funds raised at the event will help support our Trail Watch night bike patrol and our efforts to help keep the Greenway clean and green.

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

1. Community Arts Festival from 7 p.m. - Midnight.
Visit more than two dozen installations and performances by local artists. The arts festival is FREE, though donations to support the event and the artists are encouraged. Everyone is welcome. Dress yourself and your bike up with lights and join the glowing fun!

2. 10-Mile Bike Ride at 8:00 p.m.
Help raise funds for the Greenway! Bike the art festival and get the VIP Treatment! Free Taco Cat tacos, beer from Eastlake Brewery, protein & electrolyte snacks from Juiced Nutrition, glow lights, and more!

3. 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 p.m.
Visit the art festival before, during, and after the run! Get the VIP Treatment, with free Taco Cat tacos, beer from Eastlake Brewery, protein & electrolyte snacks from Juiced Nutrition, glow lights, and more! Help raise funds for the Greenway!

The Arts Festival is FREE, while the 5K and Bike Ride raise funds to support the Greenway. There is no registration for the arts festival, but registration is required for the 5K Run and the 10-Mile Bike Ride.

If you register for the 5K Run or 10-Mile Ride by July 13th, the fee is just $35. Participants also agree to raise at least $15 more in donations for the Greenway. (Or just donate the additional $15 themselves.)

Midtown Greenway Coalition members get an additional $10 off the registration fee!

Registered 5K Run and 10-Mile Ride participants get two free beverages at East Lake Brewery, two free tacos from Taco Cat, protein & electrolyte snacks from Juiced Nutrition, free glow lights, and can visit the art installations before, during, and after the run and ride.

10-Mile Ride participants also get free snacks at Vine Arts Center, the official rest stop for the bike ride.

5K Run participants get free snacks at the end of the run, and a free bus ride back to the Midtown Global Market for the post-party at Eastlake Brewery.

Don't miss the FREE After-Glow Party at East Lake Brewery in the Midtown Global Market, 9:30 - Midnight. Open to all!

Corporate Sponsors Needed!

Sponsorships are available! New this year is a Team Sponsorship level at $500, which includes 10 registrations (with no additional fundraising required) for the 5K run or the 10-mike bike ride. Your business or organization can form a team and receive great recognition online and at the event. Plus, your business/organization will officially become member of the Midtown Greenway Coalition. Form a team of employees to recognize their efforts and build teamwork, or offer the 10 entries to your customers the choice is up to you!

Higher sponsorship levels are also available, and include increased recognition and registrations.

To get started, click on Sponsorship Opportunities on the left side of the page. Submit the Sponsor Fee and you will be contacted with how to register your team members.

Community Arts Festival in the Greenway

7:00 p.m. - Midnight in various locations. Visit more than two dozen art installations and performances by local artists!

More information about the Arts Festival and a list of artists and locations will be posted in July on our website: www.midtowngreenway.org. The festival is FREE, though donations are appreciated to help support the event and artists.

Glow Ride: Bike Ride in the Greenway

Registration from 7 - 7:45 p.m. outside the Midtown Bike Center; 8:00 p.m. Ride.

Dress yourself and your bike up for a glowing bike ride in the Greenway! Stop by Vine Arts Center for the official bike ride REST STOP, complete with free snacks and beverages. Visit selected art installations for a chance to enter the drawing for free prizes. Don't miss the After-Glow Party for more free food and beverages!

The registration fee is $35 (by July 13; $45 after), with $15 in additional pledges/donations required. (You may also donate all or part of the pledge yourself.)

Visit the Arts Festival during the ride!

Glow Ride Timeline

7 - 7:45 p.m.: Registration at Midtown Bike Center
7:50: Line up for the Ride
8:00 - 10:30: Ride and visit the Arts Festival
9:30 p.m.- Midnight.: After-Glow Party at Eastlake Brewery in the Midtown Global Market
11:00 p.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 - 8:30 p.m. outside of the Midtown Bike Center. 8:45 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 $35 (by July 13; $45 after), with $15 in additional pledges/donations required. (You may also donate all or part of the pledge yourself.)

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

The run/walk will start at the Midtown Bike Center at 8:45 p.m. and head west toward Uptown. Shuttle buses will return runners/walkers to the Midtown Global Market.

The Glow Run is intended to be a TEAM event, though solo runners are welcome. 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 - 8:30 Registration at Midtown Bike Center
8:35 p.m. Line up for the Run/Walk
8:45 p.m. Run/Walk
9:30 p.m. - Midnight. After-Glow Party at Eastlake Brewery in the Midtown Global Market.
11:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony at the After-Glow Party for best costumes, largest team, top fundraisers.

More Info

Midtown Greenway Coalition members get $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.

Greenway Glow T-Shirt

There are two ways to receive a Greenway Glow glow-in-the-dark t-shirt. You can purchase one for $15 when you register for the 5K or Bike Ride. Or, you can raise at least $30 in donations and you'll receive the shirt for free.

To guarantee you will receive the glow-in-the-dark t-shirt AT the event, you must have purchased the t-shirt or raised at least $30 online via the website no later than July 13. We will also put in an order for merchandise after the event, which will be available for pick up or delivery 1-2 weeks after the Glow.

Fundraising for the Greenway!

In addition to their registration fee, participants in the Glow Ride and Run/Walk are required to raise or donate at least $15 more in pledges. Many people find it easy to raise more, by asking family members and friends who appreciate/support the Greenway. 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 $15 in pledges. Win more prizes for raising funds for the Greenway!

$15 in total donations (required to participate)
$30 in total donations: Greenway Glow t-shirt
$100 in total donations: Greenway Glow t-shirt and Greenway socks
$250 in total donations: "I Bike Midtown Greenway" exercise shirt
$500 in total donations: "I Bike Midtown Greenway" bike jersey

There will also be prizes for top 3 people who raise the most funds for the Greenway, as well as for the TEAM that raises the most funds.

The Greenway Glow is on rain or shine.

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 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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