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Greenway Special Events
Spring 2017

Luau on the Island
Wednesday, March 29 • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Gateway Island
Learn a little bit about Hawaiian culture: dance the hula, play the ukulele, make a lei, speak Hawaiian, and play games like they do on the Big Island. Ages 6 - 12. Reservations required: call 615-893-2141. Fee: $10 per person.

Duck Day
Saturday, March 31 • 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Gateway Island
Come get a closer look at our native waterfowl, the duck. Plans bird-thees games, learn how to use binoculars to identify ducks and geese, take a closer look at what makes a bird so unique, and maybe even get a chance to feed a duck! This is a come-and-go event for all ages. FREE

Park Day
Saturday, April 1
Location: Old Fort Park Pavilion #2
Invasive plant removal: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
We are joining the Stones River National Battlefield in celebrating the National Parks' Centennial. Free for all ages.

Tennessee Valley Winds Concert -
Sunday, May 7 • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Old Fort Park Trailhead, Pavilion #3
Spend a relaxing day in the park listening to tunes we all know and love. Free for all agesSponsored by Friends of the Greenway.

TryBoro 2.5/5k
Friday, May 12 
Gateway Island and Trail
Kids ages 5-14 can compete in either the 2.5k (1.55 miles) or 5k (3.1 miles) at the beautiful Gateway Island Trail. Fee includes a snack, souvenir 5-shirt and a finisher's medal. Awards will be given to the top finishers in several age groups. This is a professionally-timed event. Parents may run with their child for an additional $5; however, a shirt and medal are not included. Parents are strongly advised to run with their child aged 8 and under in the 5k.

Summer 2017

Stones Throw Away
Saturday, May 20 • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Meet at the Old Fort Park Trailhead, Pavilion #3 for supplies and instructions.
We need your help cleaning up the Greenway! Volunteers will pick up trash beside the trail along the banks of the Stones River and Lytle Creek, or in the water. Trash bags, gloves, water and snacks will be provided. Free for all ages. Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty.
Groups over 10: please contact the Greenway Office at (615) 893-2141 for special arrangements.

Small Fry Tri
Saturday June 10 • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Old Fort Park next to Kids' Castle
Murfreesboro’s smallest triathlon! Kids will run, bike and “swim” (run through sprinklers) to the finish line, where every participant receives a trophy. Parents, older siblings or "personal trainers" may help. Bring a bicycle or tricycle and a helmet. Pre-register and get your race packet early at Sports*Com, Patterson Community Center or The Wilderness Station between Thursday, June 1 and Thursday, June 8. Day of event registration: 9:30 a.m.
Fee: $6 per child (includes trophy)
Ages 2 - 6 years
T-shirts will be available for purchase at the event: $10

Date: Saturday, June 24
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Manson Trailhead (off Searcy Street/Medical Center Parkway)
Try out different types of canoes and kayaks with the help from volunteers from Stones River Watershed Association. You’ll learn boating basics, paddling strokes and boat safety from knowledgeable volunteers. Discover characteristics and advantages of each craft. Paddles and personal flotation devices will be provided. Free for all ages

Island Fun Run
Friday, July 20
Gateway Island and Trail
Celebrate National Parks & Recreation month with a fun run around Gateway Island. FREE for all ages!

Murph's Fun Run
Saturday, August 19 • 9:00 a.m.
Gateway Island and Trail
Run, walk or hop 1 mile around the Gateway Island. Every finisher will receive a Murph's Fun Run medal. 
Registration fee: one new school supply. T-shirts will be available for purchase.
For kids of all ages! (Parents may help)

Fall 2017

Greenway Art Festival
Saturday, September 16 • 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Old Fort Park
Talented artists will display and sell their work along the Greenway trail at Old Fort Park. Browse through booths of original artwork in a family-friendly park setting. Oils, acrylics, watercolors, pottery, sculpture, and other original artwork will be available as well as music, food vendors and kids’ art activities.

National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 24
Old Fort Park

Fall Harvest Hayride
Thursday, November 3
General Bragg Trailhead