Richland Creek Run – 2016

About the Richland Creek Run – Nashville TN

The Richland Creek Run & Walk X will carry participants along a certified five-mile course through sections of the Richland Creek Greenway and Sylvan Park on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Net proceeds from this event benefit Greenways for Nashville, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the creation, protection, preservation, and promotion of Nashville greenways.

The Run will begin at 8 a.m. outside of the Cohn Adult Learning Center, 4805 Park Avenue, and wind through parts of Sylvan Park before heading onto the Richland Creek Greenway and finishing back at Cohn. The Walk will begin at 8:05 a.m. at the same location and follow the same course. Dogs and strollers are permitted during the race.

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Greenways are linear parks and trails that connect neighborhoods to schools, shopping areas, downtown, offices, recreation areas, open spaces and other points of activity. Often located along natural landscape features like streams, rivers and ridges, or along built features, such as railroad corridors and scenic highways, greenways provide valuable greenspace for conservation, recreation and alternative transportation. Greenways provide all citizens with barrier-free access to natural resources and recreational opportunities.
Greenways are:

  • in demand by Nashvillians and visitors
  • safe for users and adjacent property owners
  • developed through cooperation with the community
  • built by Metro Parks and overseen by the Greenways Commission, which advises the Park Board
  • supported by Greenways for Nashville, a private-sector nonprofit friends group

With greenways, you can get where you need to go without a car. Click here to see a “Gas Free Bicycle Date” captured on video by Jeff Barrie of Kilowatt Ours.

Richland Creek Run
Nashville TN
April 2, 2016
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