Dear Savannah Swamp Runners,
I hope you all are doing well and have enjoyed the summer so far!
We are less than a week from the inaugural Savannah Sultry Swamp Run.
Please bare with me as I cover several things regarding Saturday’s race.
I hope you all are now aware that we’ve changed race locations from Tom Triplett Community Park to Priest Landing. That change happened due to the intense rain we’ve experienced in down here. The tremendous amount of rain we’ve had has impacted the TTP swampy backcountry significantly; inundating many of the trails while driving many slithery critters to higher ground…meaning, lots of snakes onto the few dry areas of the park. The area has also become a mosquito haven. We love adventure as much as the next person but expecting paying runners to run under these conditions seems unnecessary punishment and, nothing fun about it.
The new location, Priest Landing is magnificent as you all will learn by week’s end!
Race Location: Priest Landing is at the end of OSCA road on Skidaway Island: Race Start
(once you’re on OSCA rd, follow it until it literally ends – you’ll run right into us).
Race date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Race start time: 8:00 am sharp (all distances 5k, 10k, 15k, 20k)
Packet pickup: starts at 7:00 am until 7:45 am at race location
Awards ceremony: 10:45 am (approximately, give or take 15 min).
We will award the top 3 males and females of each race (5k, 10k, 15k, 20k).
We will give a prize to the person that collects the most garbage from the course.
The course is marked with red surveyor flags. Always keep the flags to your left. Some areas may be cordoned off with tape. If you keep the flags to your left you will not get lost.
Benificiary: Sega Sorba. Without Sega Sorba we wouldn’t have the wonderful trails we do have in the greater Savannah area. The Sega Sorba gang is always out on the trails maintaining them even after storms, clearing fallen trees off the trails quickly. They are an awesome organization!
A very huge Thank You to UGA for allowing the use of their land for recreational use!
Parking is very limited at the end of Priest Landing. So, we want everyone to park along the right hand shoulder (as you’re driving in) of OSCA rd forming a nice line of parked cars. Please allow enough room between your car and the car in front of yours to pull out easily after the race.
Please remember and note that the last half mile of the course is on OSCA rd! Runners will be on this road at different intervals, some will be tired and hot and not thinking about anything but the race! So, please be very watchful and careful as you pull away from your parking to leave for the day!
Runners: stay on the left lane of OSCA road as you exit the woods and are running back to the start/finish line.
This race is part of the Rough Runners Race series! This race is worth a maximum of 18 points toward the series!
Aid Station: We’ll have an aid station with bananas, watermelon, oranges, water, gatorade, hammer gels, chips, pb&j sandwiches and, soda pop.
WE ARE A CUP FREE RACE! BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE AND/OR CUP!
Awards: all finishers get dog tags with the race logo.
The top 3 male and females of each distance race (5k, 10k, 15k, 20k) will get a trophy.
Points availability: 5k: 5 pts, 10k: 10 pts, 15k: 15 pts, 20k: 20 pts
Overall winner of 5k, 10k, 15k, 20k gets an additional 10 pts
2nd place male/female of 5k, 10k, 15k, 20k gets an additional: 7 pts
3rd place male/female of 5k, 10k, 15k, 20k gets an additional: 4 pts
1st place of age groups (under 20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90) gets an additional: 1.125 pts
To learn more about the Rough Runners Race Series: Rough Runners Race Series
While running your race please keep an eye out for each other. If you come across any runner in distress please contact us asap and help them out as much as possible! If it’s a dire emergency call 911!
Stay on the course! Running off course, making your own course is considered cheating…so don’t do this, please. Everyone should be a race marshall!
If you come across wildlife, be thankful for the moment, photograph it if you can but leave it at peace…after all, this is their home. 🙂
Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding the race, location, what-have-you.
We’re here for you!
We thank you for picking our race in the middle of the summer! We’ll do our best to provide you a great race!
All the best,
Run 4 a Reason