Saturday, September 6th, Greensboro held the 5th annual run for the Downtown Greenway. Most of us know about the Greenway and how much it is doing for the downtown and for helping us all stay fit. We featured it recently, here. However, what you may not know is that Greensboro's own Jones Racing Company was the backbone of the recent race. The infrastructure for the course (finish line, crowd barriers, rubber racing mat, etc.), directing, managing, and timing were provided by Jones Racing Company.
The company was started by Benji and Hope Jones, who were both Division 1 college athletes. They travel throughout North Carolina and even into nearby states to manage races.* The above photo features one of their employees working diligently to help break down the race so that the streets could be reopened to traffic. At the race for the Downtown Greenway, good fun was had by all and it ran smoothly thanks to Jones Racing Company! We love this story of college athletes turning their passion into their profession. Surely, to them, work must be fun; everyone's dream! Wonder if you have to demonstrate your fitness level to work for the company. The employee in the photo sure looked fit!
* read more about this Greensboro company and learn about upcoming events if you like to run for a cause, here.