TITLE SPONSOR AND T-SHIRT SPONSOR ANNOUNCED FOR THE RUN 4 THE DOWNTOWN GREENWAY IN GREENSBORO
GREENSBORO, NC (July 25, 2018) – The Downtown Greenway has announced that First Bank will be the title sponsor for 3 years for the Run 4 the Downtown Greenway in Greensboro, North Carolina. First Bank, established in 1935, is the largest community bank headquartered in North Carolina and has a dozen locations across the Triad region.
“The Run 4 the Greenway is a great event, and we’re thrilled to continue our support as the title sponsor,” said Adam Currie, First Bank’s regional president in the Piedmont. “It’s all about the community, having fun, and encouraging family, neighbors, and friends to come out and get active. We hope you’ll join us.”
This year’s event will be on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway (475 Spring Garden Street). Local textile company, Unifi, will provide runner and volunteer shirts as the Run 4 the Greenway’s t-shirt sponsor. Each REPREVE Triblend shirt is made from 5 recycled water bottles.
The 4-Mile Run and 1-Mile Fun Run and the Doggie Jog will start and finish on Spring Garden at the Downtown Greenway’s Morehead Park. The 4-Mile Run will go on the completed sections of the Downtown Greenway, College Hill, and around downtown Greensboro. The Fun Run will go along Spring Garden Street and through College Hill. The post-race party, which takes place from 4 PM to 8 PM will be at Morehead Park on the Downtown Greenway.
There will be music, food, entertainment and vendors on site with fun activities for kids of all ages. Other sponsors include the City of Greensboro, Greensboro College, Deep Roots Market, Boulton Creative, and the News & Record.
About First Bank
First Bank is the banking subsidiary of First Bancorp and is headquartered in Southern Pines, North Carolina, with total assets of approximately $5.6 billion. As a state-chartered community bank, First Bank operates 102 bank branches in North Carolina and South Carolina. Since 1935, First Bank has taken a tailored approach to banking, combining best-in-class financial solutions, helpful local expertise, and technology to manage a home or business. First Bancorp’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “FBNC.” Visit our website at www.LocalFirstBank.com. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.
Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI) is a global textile solutions provider and one of the world’s leading innovators in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibers. The Company’s primary products include the PROFIBER™ brand of virgin polyester and nylon performance fibers, and REPREVE®, the global leader in branded recycled performance fibers made from recycled materials, including plastic bottles. Through REPREVE®, Unifi has transformed more than 12 billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber used by many of the world’s leading brands of apparel, footwear, home goods and other consumer products. Both PROFIBER™ and REPREVE® yarns can be embedded with a combination of innovative Tru-technology performance benefits such as moisture management, thermal regulation, cooling, UV protection, water resistance, enhanced softness and cushioning. For more information about Unifi, visit www.Unifi.com.
About the Downtown Greenway
The Downtown Greenway, a collaborative project of the City of Greensboro and Action Greensboro, is a planned 4 mile walking and biking trail that will encourage economic development, increase the tax base for the city, and will improve quality of life for its citizens. This urban loop around the center city of downtown Greensboro will enhance the urban landscape with a green space that will promote fitness, connectedness and well-being for our residents and visitors in an aesthetically pleasing environment.
The loop itself provides a unique opportunity for Greensboro to have the only one of its kind in the state and one of the few in the country. With its emphasis on public art, the Greenway will tell stories and engage users of the trail in a unique and authentic way. In addition, with the connections to the extensive existing and planned trails systems in the city and the county, this loop will connect residents from all parts of the community and beyond.
The Downtown Greenway is the signature commemorative project of the Greensboro Bicentennial. This collaboration between public and private partners will serve as a tangible connector for more than a dozen of Greensboro’s diverse neighborhoods, as well as provide access to existing trails that span the city.
The development of the Downtown Greenway comes at a time when projects that spur economic development and improve the quality of life in a city are more important than ever. The City of Greensboro will track the impact the Greenway has on economic development in Greensboro, including job creation, property values and future investments. 1.25 miles of the 4 mile loop has been completed and is open for use. An additional 1 ¾ miles of the 4 mile loop will go under construction this fall.
For more information on the Downtown Greenway, visit www.downtowngreenway.org or call 336.379.0821.