2023 Speakers and Dates
2570 Lake Haigler Drive
Fort Mill, SC 29715
The Greenway Speaker Series brings inspiring guest speakers to the Anne Springs Close Greenway to discuss their expertise, motivation and spirit of adventure.
Speakers for the 2023 series have not yet been announced. Please check back for updates. In meantime, see our other signature events and learn about the awesome speakers we hosted in 2022, Mirna Valerio and Blair Braverman.
March 19, 2022: Mirna Valerio - EVENT HAS ENDED.
The former educator, cross-country coach, ultrarunner, obstacle course enthusiast and author will speak at the first Greenway Speaker Series of 2022. Mirna's athletic story was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Runner’s World, on the NBC Nightly News, CNN, on the CW Network and in the viral REI-produced documentary short, The Mirnavator. Her writing has been featured in Women’s Running Magazine, Self Magazine Online, Outside Online and Runner's World Magazine. Most recently, she was chosen as a 2018 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
April 22, 2022: Blair Braverman - EVENT HAS ENDED.
Blair Braverman and her dogs have competed in some of the world’s toughest races, including the Iditarod and the Kobuk 440. Braverman is the author of Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube, Dogs on the Trail and Small Game (forthcoming fall 2022), as well as a contributing editor to Outside magazine and a contributor to The New York Times and This American Life. She and her husband, Quince Mountain, make up the human portion of BraverMountain Mushing. Their team has been featured on The Today Show, on National Public Radio and in O: The Oprah Magazine, Washington Post and Vogue. She lives in northern Wisconsin.