The Savannah Grit 175k


Mark your calendars for the new Savannah Grit 175k three day stage race coming to Savannah, Ga May 23,24,25, 2015. This event will be a true test of endurance and toughness! You, your family and friends will get to see just what kind of grit you're really made of!

The Savannah Grit 175k stage race will consist of:


Registration is open to solo runners and teams!

This is how the race works…


The Swagging:

In all, we will potentially give out:

white hats: 32
yellow hats: 8
blue hats: 8
black hats: 4
pink hats: 2
The performance running hats will have the Savannah Grit 175k name and logo embroidered on it. The coveted pink hats will be the hardest hats to win and, truthfully, no one may ever win one!

This link leads to a google docs presentation explaining the Grit well:

An interesting aspect of this race is that a runner doesn't have to win (male or female) every nor any stage and yet can still win the race overall. Winning this race ultimately comes down to running a very smart race. In the end, the male and female runner that wins will be the one with the lowest cumulative time of all 4 stages.

Run 4 a Reason
Dan Hernandez

Below is a breakdown of where each stage of the Grit will be held and their distance from the Roberd's Dairy Farm which is where the headquarters of the Savannah Grit will be held.
The Roberd's Dairy Farm is open to campers that are registered for the Grit.

The Savannah Grit 175k will be headquartered in the Roberd's Dairy Farm.
Roberd's Dairy Farm
2500 Tennessee Ave.
Savannah, Ga. 31404

The Roberd's Dairy Farm is 4.7 miles from downtown Savannah, Ga.

Stage 1: 100k
Whitemarsh Island Preserve
Off Johnny Mercer Ave, Whitemarsh Island, Savannah, Ga. 31410
Course: 2 mile trail loop, 2/3 mile paved trail, rest of trail is hardpacked, sandy, rooty.

The Whitemarsh Preserve is 4.5 miles from the Roberd's Dairy Farm

Stage 2: 50k
Tom Triplett Community Park
1335 US Highway 80 E.
Pooler, Ga. 31322
Course: 10k loop. Approximately 1/3 of a mile of the course is paved. The rest is single-

track, undeveloped, sandy, rooty, hardpacked, swampy/boggy, flat.

Tom Triplett park is 13.1 miles from the Roberd's Dairy Farm

Stage 3: 25k
Roberd's Dairy Farm and Thunderbolt
2500 Tennessee Ave
Savannah, Ga.
Course: 7.72 mile loop. 2/3's of the course is on paved road. The rest of the course is undeveloped grassy, sandy, hardpacked trail.

Stage 4: 1 mile
Wormsloe Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd,
Savannah, Ga. 31406
Course: gravelly, sandy trail, flat

Wormsloe Historic Site is 7.1 miles from the Roberd's Dairy Farm