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2020 Run For Green: Safe and Successful

by | Oct 22, 2020 | Davidson Lands Conservancy

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Thanks to our loyal runners and generous sponsors, Davidson Lands Conservancy’s 15th annual Run for Green was a virtual, resounding success! And we do mean virtual.

Run for Green, DLC’s primary fundraiser, supports our community’s four pillars of conservation: to conserve and steward land; to protect the urban tree canopy; to expand greenways and trails; and to protect key wildlife corridors.

Faced with COVID-19, a conventional race (last year boasting over 850 runners!) was not feasible this year.

DLC looked to race director Whitney Dainko of Queen City Timing and board member and race coordinator, Paul Freestone, to plan and execute a virtual race that would be safe, engaging, and fun. Using the Race Joy app, over 150 registered runners were able to learn more about remarkable trees along the route, get cheered on during hills, and listen to an uplifting playlist put together by WDAV as they completed the 5k, 10k, or half marathon. Several participants signed up for our two- and three-race challenges.

While we missed the energy and community spirit of the annual in-person event, this virtual race was a creative and exciting way to host this year’s Run for Green.

White oak along Greenway

Cottonwood along Greenway










Some impressive runners participated! To check out results and winners’ times, click HERE.

DLC is grateful for the support of our runners and generous corporate partners, listed below.

Presenting Sponsor
MSC Industrial Supply Co.

Gold Sponsor
Lake Norman Publications

Silver Sponsors
Alta Planning
Charlotte Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates
Lake Norman Realty
Total Bond Veterinary Hospital

Bronze Sponsors
Bartlett Tree Experts
Bragg Financial
Richards Realty Group
TSG Residential
WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio
Whit’s Frozen Custard
Colorful Creative by Mandy Barrett

Green Sponsors
Copeland Richards, PLLC
D9 Brewing
Main Street Books
McIntosh Law Firm
Fleet Feet

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