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2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year to speak at Greenway event on May 15

It's time to get your tickets to the Greenway Speaker Series on Saturday, May 15! Jennifer Pharr Davis, 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, will visit the Anne Springs Close Greenway for an evening of inspiration and encouragement as she discusses hiking the Appalachian Trail in a record-setting 46 days, becoming the first and only woman to hold this title! She has covered more than 14,000 miles of trails on six different continents, backpacked over 700 miles during pregnancy, walked across North Carolina while still nursing her newborn son and hiked in all fifty states with her two-year-old daughter. She is a proponent of “moving women forward” in every season of life.

Saturday May 15 | 6:15pm | Field Trial Barn

The evening will include live music from Brew Davis, Jennifer’s discussion on what it takes to keep going, and a book signing of Becoming Odyssa: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail, Ms. Davis’ bestselling adventure memoir. Copies of her book are available for purchase online or at the Greenway Gateway.


Tickets are $21 for general admission and $15 for Greenway members 15+. A $5 special event parking fee per car applies to all. Annual Greenway parking passes are also permitted and can be purchased here or at the Greenway Gateway.

Add on a picnic

Add on a Gateway Canteen picnic bag to complete your evening! Bags are $35 or $50 with a bottle of wine (serves 2 and includes reusable cool bag, hummus & veggies, shrimp cocktail, fruit & cheese and pasta salad).


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