Blue Star Blitz Hike-a-Thon

Apr 1 , 2017

Hike, Run or Walk to Support the Greenway! 

On April 1st, support the trails you love by joining the Greenway for a fundraising hike-a-thon, the Blue Star Blitz! We invite all members, users and Greenway lovers to get out on our trails for a FREE one-day hiking event, while raising money in support of the Greenway's annual operations. The Blitz will raise funds that help ensure the backbone of our 2,100 acre nature preserve is maintained with the greatest integrity. Our 40-mile trail system is the keystone to all programming that happens on the Greenway, with a price tag of over $200,000 just to maintain these trails each year. That's $5,000 per mile of trail! Whether you and your family take part in summer camps, riding lessons or field trips on the Greenway, the trails are the centerpiece of our organization and the recreation opportunities we provide.

The day's festivities will start and end at the Comporium Amphitheater and will include awards for individuals and teams that raise the most money. Non-hikers are welcome to enjoy the fun and family friendly activities. DJ Nigel will entertain all morning. Matt Stratford Trio joins us at noon with the start of the Blitz Biergarten, featuring craft beer from more than a dozen breweries. 

The blitz will be held Saturday, April 1st rain or shine.
9am Full Blitz
10:30am Half Blitz
11am Fun Blitz
11am Food trucks and fun
Noon Blitz Biergarten- Don't miss the Greenway beer by Full Spectrum Brewing Co! 

It's easy. Text BLITZ to 717-77 or visit to make a donation or sign up as an individual or team. 

Choose the Full Blitz (7.2 miles), Half Blitz (3.5 miles) or Fun Blitz (half-mile laps on a paved trail that's ideal for wheelchairs and strollers). 

All participants raising $100 or more will receive a free T-shirt and selfie stick presenting by our partners at Shutterfly. And here's the greatest gift: know that you're supporting the Greenway. 

This event is FREE to all who attend. Discounted early-bird tickets for the Blitz Biergarten will be on sale this Monday! Stay tuned for more details to come. Email [email protected] or call 803.547.1059.

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