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Four Raleigh Greenways–One Day of Free Family Fun & Fitness

Enjoy a full day of outdoor fun and fitness for all ages at four City of Raleigh parks along the Walnut Creek Greenway during the Festival in Motion on Saturday, September 29. Have fun exploring nature near Downtown Raleigh and enjoy live music, food trucks, games and other activities for the whole family, including the Urban Wetland 5K Run/Walk. Here’s an overview of the day’s activities:

Monster Weed Wrangling: Athens Drive High School Stadium near Lake Johnson Park:  monster weed wrangling. Volunteers can join the Friends of Lake Johnson and the Athens Drive Jaguar Club in preparing the site for a future nature education center. Refreshments will be served and prizes awarded to those wrangling the biggest pile of weeds by 10:30 a.m.
Soccer Clinic, Bike Decorating & Bike Parade: Eliza Pool Park, 1600 Fayetteville Street:  Family fun activities for all ages include a youth soccer clinic, a bike decorating contest and a parade. Have fun creating a wetland creature on wheels. Prizes will be awarded for the most creatively decorated bicycles. Decorating supplies will be provided, and food will be available along with live music, from til  1:00 p.m. 
Urban Wetland 5K : As the decorated bike parade ends, begin gearing up for the year’s newest event; the Urban Wetland 5K. The run/walk starts at 2:00 p.m. at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center and progresses through the woods just south of Downtown along the Walnut Creek Greenway. The natural beauty of Raleigh is just waiting to be enjoyed as part of this traffic-free, picturesque run/walk. Registration begins at 12:30pm on Sept. 29.
100-yard Dash & Scavenger Hunt: A 100-yard dash event will be held for kids eight and under. A wetland scavenger hunt will take place and food trucks will be available for refreshments that can be enjoyed to live music.
More Information: All of the festival’s events will showcase Raleigh’s natural spaces. The Festival in Motion was founded and is supported by the Triangle Greenways Council, Friends of Lake Johnson, Partners for Environmental Justice, and the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department. More information or to volunteer: visit

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