Events planned to support Blacks Run and Downtown CleanUp Day

newspaperThe city of Harrisonburg is still recruiting volunteers to register for the annual Blacks Run and Downtown CleanUp Day, which will be held Saturday, April 9.

Although teams and individuals can register the day of the event, volunteers are encouraged to register before the event begins by visiting Pre-registration will end on Friday, April 1. To date, approximately 120 individuals have registered to participate.

For the first time, Harrisonburg’s breweries have joined together in a campaign, ‘Clean Water Makes Great Beer,’ which is an effort to support Blacks Run CleanUp Day by sponsoring special events and tours at their facilities.


Upcoming Events

  • March 25 – Wolfe Street Brewing will release a new beer with proceeds benefiting Blacks Run CleanUp Day
  • April 2 – Special beer will be on tap at Three Notch’D Brewery, which will benefit Blacks Run CleanUp Day along with Blacks Run Bingo at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • April 9 – Pale Fire Brewing will host the after party once the event is complete

This year’s clean up day event will kick off from the roundabout area of the Ice House, which is located at 217 South Liberty Street. Educational displays will be available from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the “Green Scene,” which is open to anyone interested in learning about local environmental initiatives and also located in the roundabout area.

Volunteers are asked to take pictures and use #BRCD2016 to show others through social media what great work is being done on the day of the event. The individual with the best picture will receive a prize.

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