The Wolf River Conservancy, and in partnership with the City of Memphis and Shelby County, is leading the effort to build the Wolf River Greenway trail through the city of Memphis. The 26+ mile trail will follow the meanders of the Wolf River from downtown Mud Island at the confluence of the Wolf River and Mississippi River through the city and connecting the Shelby Farms Greenline and Germantown Greenway. Currently, over 8 miles of trail is currently open, and we are excited to celebrate the opening of the Epping Way section on April 27th.
The inaugural Epping Way 5K will showcase the newest completed section of the Wolf River Greenway trail in Raleigh, near the corner of North Highland and James Road. The Wolf River Conservancy owns this 138 acre property in Raleigh that boasts a 25 acre lake on site. Runners and walkers will experience a truly unique landscape nestled in the city of Memphis. It will be the first time a race has been held on this site, and we look forward to showcasing this beautiful segment of the Wolf River Greenway trail.
Following the Epping Way 5K race, the grand opening dedication and ribbon cutting will be held with remarks from Mayor Jim Strickland and Mayor Lee Harris. Activities following the ribbon cutting include paddling demonstrations on Epping Way Lake, face-painting, photobooths, bike rides with Explore Bike Share, music and more! Join us as we celebrate the latest addition of the Wolf River Greenway trail and raise funds and awareness of this transformational project that will benefit so many in our city.
Check out our video to see more of the Greenway!