Davidson Lands Conservancy to Hold 17th Run For Green
On Saturday, October 1, the Davidson Lands Conservancy (DLC) will hold its 17th annual fund and friend-raiser, Run For Green, on the Green in Davidson village.
Run for Green, which includes 5k, 10k, and half marathon events, has become popular on the runners’ circuit and has grown to be the second largest event in Davidson behind the 3-day Christmas in Davidson. The event offers challenging and enjoyable runners’ courses, and showcases several neighborhoods and popular greenways, wildlife corridors and Davidson’s Treasure Trees.
Following last year’s successful race, “we hope to exceed our runner participant totals from previous years” said Paul Freestone, volunteer race leader and DLC Board President. “This is DLC’s only fundraising event and is it critical to advancing local conservation”, he added.
The Race’s title sponsor this year is Trane Technologies, while presenting sponsors include MSC Industrial Supply and River Run Partnership, all generous supporters of DLC.
Not only is Run For Green critical to local conservation, it also provides a unique opportunity to engage the community in important conservation messaging including the Conservancy’s focus on land conservation, urban forestry, greenways, and wildlife habitat protection.
“We are a small organization, and the Race takes a village of volunteers”, said Executive Director Dave Cable, “and we benefit from the community’s help in various roles, including set up and breakdown, course marshals, managing water stations on course, and various other logistics support on Race Day”.
Interested runners or volunteers can sign up at www.davidsonlands.org and clicking on Run For Green under the Get Involved tab – it’s easy!
Davidson Lands Conservancy’s mission is to conserve local lands and natural resources, connect lives to nature, and promote a conservation ethic. DLC advances its mission through education and through four conservation pillars or programs: land conservation and stewardship; greenways and trails; urban forestry; and wildlife habitat. Run For Green is a popular community event that inspires good health and a strong community, both core and complementary to conservation and to making Davidson a great place to live. The growth pressures on Davidson are staggering and, while economic development benefits our community, balancing growth with conserved lands is critical to our quality of life and to keeping Davidson special, attractive and healthy. Visit www.davidsonlands.org