Turkey Day Run to Support TreesUpstate
The Clean Air Act, enacted in 1963, has never been more relevant than today. You don’t have to drive an electric car to do your part to promote clean air. Plant a tree – or support a group that does. Just one mature tree removes eleven thousand miles of car emissions each year!
TreesUpstate is a non-profit organization that plants, promotes, and protects trees. Began in 2005, the group has planted and given away twenty thousand trees! Dependent on donations, sponsors and fund raisers, TreesUpstate is striving to greatly reduce our carbon footprints – cleaning things up for future generations.
TreesUpstate website is informative and easy to maneuver. Surf on by for tree giveaway details and so much more! On the right sidebar, you’ll even find K-12 curriculum for each grade level written by a Greenville County Curriculum Instructor. As a mom + teacher, this is where you’ll find me!
COMING SOON – 2021 Turkey Day Run on Thanksgiving morning is live and back in person. Here’s your opportunity to contribute to TreesUpstate. Presented by Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas, the race will take place rain or shine. An 8K Run (USATF) winds through Downtown Greenville/Cleveland Park/Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail. There will also be a 5K Fun Run & Walk, but no Tot Trot. Organizers couldn’t formulate a plan for safely distancing toddlers, who tend to set their own tracks. Fingers crossed for next year!
All participants will start near the corner of Augusta and South Main Streets at 8am. Finishers will end at South Markley Street near Fluor Field, where Publix will provide post race food and water. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers overall and in age groups. You can sign-up here!
The costume contest is sure to be the highlight of the morning. Come dressed as pilgrims, turkeys, or in your favorite fall fashions. Even recycled pumpkin suits from Halloween are appropriate. Use your imagination!
“We are excited to be back in person and hope to see 5,000 people,” says Executive Director, Joelle Teachey. “The race is an easy way for locals to get involved and make an impact.”
Parking won’t be an issue – all Greenville City Garages will be FREE on that day.
What better way to work up a Thanksgiving Day appetite!