Greenway Glow

Join us for the 6th Annual 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 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.
Walk or bike to more than two dozen art installations and performances by local artists.

Plus, don't miss the Slow Roll bike ride at 8 p.m., led by Slow Roll Twin Cities and sponsored by KMOJ 89.9 FM Radio. KMOJ will be broadcasting live from the event!

The arts festival is FREE, though donations are accepted. Everyone is welcome. Dress yourself and your bike up with lights and join the glowing fun!

2. VIP 10-Mile Bike Ride at 8:00 p.m.
Raise funds for the Greenway and get the VIP Treatment! Registered Glow-Ride participants get FREE Taco Cat tacos; beer or kombucha from Eastlake Brewery; ice cream from the Cafe at Freewheel Bike; protein & electrolyte snacks from Juiced Nutrition; dessert and beverages at Vine Arts Center; glow lights; and more!

If you register for the 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.)

3. VIP 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 p.m.
Raise funds for the Greenway and get the VIP Treatment! Registered runners get FREE Taco Cat tacos; beer or kombucha from Eastlake Brewery; ice cream from the Cafe at Freewheel Bike; protein & electrolyte snacks from Juiced Nutrition; glow lights; and more!

If you register for the 5K Run 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.)

Click Here to REGISTER for the 5K or 10-Mile Bike Ride 

More INFO:

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

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

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.

To join the free Slow Roll bike ride, meet at 8 p.m. at the CEPRO green space between 10th and 11th Avenue on the Greenway, near the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center. Decorate your bike and meet old and new Rollers. The ride will leave at about 8:45 p.m. and be about 7 miles roundtrip. For more information about Slow Roll, visit: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SlowRollTC

VIP 10-Mile 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 free Taco Cat tacos and beverages from East Lake Brewery!

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!

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 registering - many teams are happy to have new members.

There will be ride leaders if you would like to ride with the group; you may also ride the route on your own if you prefer.

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.

VIP 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!

All registered runners/walkers get free Taco Cat tacos, beverages at East Lake Brewery, glow lights, bib numbers, and more!

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.

We will operate a bag drop in the Midtown Greenway Coalition in the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center. Please retrieve your bag before Midnight.

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.

Even 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. 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

The official glow-in-the-dark Greenway Glow exercise shirt is ONLY available to registered VIP Bike Ride and 5K participants. There are two ways to receive the t-shirt. You can purchase one for $15 when you register for the 5K or 10-Mile Bike Ride. Or, you can raise at least $30 in donations and you'll receive the shirt for free. (The $15 that is required to participate in the event, plus $15 more.)

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 merchandise 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, Greenway Glow t-shirt, and Greenway socks
$500 in total donations: "I Bike Midtown Greenway" bike jersey, Greenway Glow t-shirt, and Greenway socks

Prizes Prizes Prizes!

There will be prizes for the largest team, the team with the best costumes and/or decorated bikes, and the three people who raise the most funds for the Greenway.

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 can 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 Midtown Greenway.
 

 
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