“We are excited to be recognized with the Runner Friendly Community designation,” said Salisbury Parks and Recreation Director Nick Aceves. “The continual expansion of our greenway system allows us to promote health and wellness opportunities to our residents. The partnership with Salisbury Rowan Runners (SRR), city departments, local businesses, The Carolina Thread Trail and the community as a whole has been supportive and involved. We all want to ensure our residents have the most accessible and enjoyable experiences in our parks, trails and sidewalks. This designation is truly the accomplishment of everyone in our city.”
The City of Salisbury was nominated by the Salisbury Rowan Runners, one of the longest operating running clubs in the state. SRR is made up of individuals with a passion for running and their motto is “A place for every pace.” The motto captures their robust work with beginning runners and commitment to help build a more healthy and fit Salisbury.
“Salisbury Rowan Runners club has a long standing relationship between city officials, city departments and the runners and walkers who are fortunate to live here,” said David Freeze, president of the SRR club. “I think the Runner Friendly Community designation magnifies how fortunate we are to share the community with so many interested businesses helping to support running and racing. The effort of working together made this all possible and the national recognition is well deserved.”
Residents are encouraged to go out and enjoy the 508 acres of beautiful park land, encompassing 29 parks and properties that Salisbury has to offer. Whatever your age or fitness level, the various parks and greenways will make exercising less intimidating and painful and more fun and instinctive.
For more information on the Salisbury Rowan Runners, please visit www.salisburyrowanrunners.org or call (704) 310-6741. To learn more about Salisbury Parks and Recreation and open spaces, visit salisburync.gov/PkRec.