Born To Run: HSF Race For Preservation

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Hey, Busy Bees and all you who were born to run!  It’ll soon be time for the HSF Race For Preservation, so come on down!

Born To Run: HSF Race For Preservation

The 7th Annual Seacrest Race for Preservation will be Saturday, February 23, 2013 and it debuts exciting new features to one of our most fun running events.  Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) has preserved and improved the beauty of Savannah and this race is a great way to celebrate our historic preservation.  In addition to promoting fitness, this race continues to educate participants, spectators and the public about the purpose of Historic Savannah Foundation and its ongoing preservation efforts throughout the city’s historic neighborhoods.

Born To Run: HSF Race For Preservation

This year, participants will enjoy an improved race course for 5K and 10K that features a new breathtaking route that highlights the historic beauty of Savannah’s neighborhoods. A fun-filled celebration for participants, family, and friends waits at the finish line.  It’s important to note the race registration fees have changed to offer savings for early birds, military, students and children under 12 years. A new “kiddie run” will encourage participation from the youngest up and coming runners.  Combine the goal of fitness with an appreciation for our beautiful city in one exciting event.

Born To Run: HSF Race For Preservation

Eugenia Kerr Carriage House

Born To Run: HSF Race For Preservation

Townhome on Jones

In fact, you can enjoy staying in one of our historic cottage or townhome restorations and they’re sure to inspire your performance in the race!

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Rails To Trails From A Savannah Cottage

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It’s time for another great adventure!  Come join us for Rails To Trails from a Savannah Cottage!

Rails To Trails

On January 12, 2013, the Savannah Rails to Trails 50K will be Savannah’s first Ultra-Marathon!  The race is set to take off on the grounds of the Historic Fort Pulaski and McQueen’s Island Rails to Trails – Savannah.
Rails To Trails From A Savannah Cottage
Now,  an Ultra Marathon may not be in your repertoire, yet, so the planners have made sure there is a race to suit your level.  There are two other races taking place, a 5k and 25K.  Your participation will help raise funding and awareness for the severely eroded conditions on parts of the Rails to Trails so that it can be properly restored and maintained.  You’ll be inspired by the natural beauty of this low country course as it weaves around the Ft. Pulaski grounds and the Rails to Trails.  Please join Run 4 a Reason, Low country Ultras, Fleet Feet Savannah and help save our Rails to Trails! Continue Reading »

The Bridge To Everywhere

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Hey, Busy Bees!  It’s almost time to run to something very exciting, the Savannah River Bridge Run!

The Bridge To Everywhere

The Enmark Savannah Bridge Run will take place Saturday, December 1, 2012. Participants can pick up their packets and other information at the Expo & Packet Pick-up at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Friday, November 30, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Saturday race schedule includes the 5k, 10k, Double Pump and Kid ¼ mile. Awards will be given to top runners. Free transportation will be offered from 6 a.m. to noon from the Savannah Civic Center to the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Continue Reading »

Savannah Color Blast 5K Run!

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Well, color me HAPPY!  It’s almost time for the Savannah Color Blast 5K Run on December 8, 2012!

Savannah Color Blast 5K Run

“Get ready Savannah for the most colorful fun-filled day of your life! You’ll
have more color on you than your happy levels can handle! So get your friends
and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you’ll get
blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K. Color Vibe is here, and
you’re about to get tagged! Continue Reading »

Who’s Ready To Rock ‘N’ Roll!

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Who’s ready to Rock ‘n’ Roll!  The second annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Savannah Marathon and 1/2 Marathon is a wonderful way to really get into the vibe of the Hostess City.

Who's Ready To Rock 'N' Roll!

Come run to the beat of rock, country, jazz and the blues.  No matter your flavor, the beat goes on in Savannah.  Post race, there’s even a free concert to celebrate your run with your friends and family.  Make plans to stay the weekend because with all the running and dancing, you’ll need to eat your share of low country cuisine to stay up to the beat!

Who's Ready To Rock 'N' Roll!

Registration online is easy, but you do need to hurry.  Also, be sure to bring your children to join in the KIDS ROCK fun run, too!  If you are in need of last-minute supplies, Fleet Feet Sports is the best source for custom fit running shoes.  A fun run always begins with the right shoes!

Who's Ready To Rock 'N' Roll!

Run, walk or stroll and feel the beat.  Savannah is rocking out for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Savannah Marathon and 1/2 Marathon and you’re invited! Who’s ready to Rock ‘N’ Roll!

Run or Walk Ardsley Park

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Downtown Savannah offers so much to see and do but there are other historic neighborhoods to check out as well. If you love to run or walk, I highly recommend spending an hour or so exploring Ardsley Park neighborhood which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ardsley is beautiful and features many large estates, cottages, and bungalow homes surrounded by lush landscaping, parks, churches, and schools.  The historic district runs between Victory Drive on the north, 53rd Street on the South, Bull Street on the West, & Waters Avenue on the East. The neighborhood boasts many Belgian-block walls that served as entry points to the neighborhood during the early 1900’s when it was first developed. Each street running east-west (the numbered streets plus Washington Ave.) also has a specific tree that is planted down the sidewalk buffer.

For instance, 54th Street has palm trees and 53rd has oaks. These trees were taken from the nursery which is now Augusta National golf course.  There are also great pocket parks that pop up along your walk like Adams Park on 53rd Street and Abercorn as well as the long “mall” that splits Atlantic Avenue right down the middle.

If you are running from downtown, you can take a lap around Forsyth Park then head down Bull or Abercorn Street to the neighborhood. Again, look for the Belgian-block landmark walls to mark your entry. Abercorn and Victory Drives are the busiest but definitely worth exploring as many of the more stately homes line these Avenues.  There is also a bike path along Washington Avenue (between 48th and 46th Streets) that leads East to Daffin Park if you are looking to do a long run as part of race training.

For more great Savannah runs and upcoming races, check out Fleet Feet Savannah’s website. Fleet Feet is at the corner of Waters Ave. and 50th Streets in Ardsley Park.