Civic Association to 'Embrace Green Space' with Race

The March 24 race welcomes runners, bikers, walkers, skaters, etc. The race, created by the Leafmore-Creek Park Hills Civic Association will raise money for several parks in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area.

Just in from Amy Urban. The Leafmore-Creek Park Hills Civic Association is looking to help several parks in the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area with an "Embrace Our Green Space" later this month.

The race will raise money for the following parks: Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve, Kittredge Park, and the , currently being designed.

From Urban's email:

Embrace our Green Space Race Date
Start: Saturday, March 24, 2012 @ 9:00 AM


1722 Oak Grove Road Decatur, GA
Adults $20.00, Child Under 12 $10, Onsite + $5.00
Registration Closing Date
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 11:59 PM PST
Brief Description
A FUN ORIENTED EVENT FOR WALKERS, RUNNERS, SKATERS AND BIKERS OF ALL AGES. Bring your family, meet your neighbors, get fit and enjoy a group event to benefit our parks which promotes a healthy lifestyle, youth fitness, and all forms of non-motorized transportation.
THIS IS A MULTI MODE MULTI DISTANCE EVENT: Use any method of movement, foot, skates or bikes. Just choose your distance and and go have fun. Benefit

All proceeds collected above the cost of staging this event will be sent to Park Pride to help with the following parks:

Clyde Shepherd Preserve
28 acre sanctuary for wildlife in the floodplain of South Peachtree Creek. Includes wetlands, upland forest and pine groves with well defined paths, boardwalk and observation deck located in the Medlock area of Decatur.

Kittredge Park
30 acre wildlife preserve and green space behind Adams Stadium off N. Druid Hills Rd. Future Master Plans for the area include play areas, crushed stone trails, and improved access.

Mary Scott Nature Park
10.6-acre woodland located at 4150 Briarcliff Road, just behind Shallowford Road churches. Woodland paths, a small parking lot, a children’s play area and picnic tables were installed in 2010 .

New LaVista Road/Coralwood Park
Recently acquired property near Oak Grove that is currently being designed.

If you wish to make a direct donation in the name of the parks listed above, just go to the Park Pride web site and select the donations tab. Safety

Helmets are mandatory for non-pedestrian participants (Skaters, Bikers, etc). Headphones or other devices which block street sounds are not allowed. Police will be stationed at all high traffic intersections.

Additional Information
All participants registered by March 15, 2012 will receive a t-shirt. Post March 15 and Onsite registration will be provided t-shirts based on availability. There will be a social gathering at the finish with food and drinks provided for all participants.

Register: http://www.EmbraceOurGreenspaceRace.org

CORRECTION: This story incorrectly stated in both the headline and the article's body that the greenspace race was sponsored by Oak Grove United Methodist Church. It is sponsored by the Leafmore-Creek Park Hills Civic Association. It is only being held at the church. The errors have been corrected in the story.


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