Saturday, Sep 20, 2014

Chase the Sun Ultra

Whitemarsh Island Preserve

Savannah , GA 6hrs , 6 Hour Relay, 12 Hour Relay, 12hrs

Registration closes: Wed, Sep 17 @ 11:59PM

Chase the Sun

Chase the Sun Ultra is a 12 hour event comprising two races, a 12 hour and 6 hour races. Relay teams will be allowed on both races and will be comprised of 2 to 4 runners per team.  How you arrange the running times of your team is entirely up to the individual teams.

The race will take place exclusively in the beautiful Whitemarsh Island Preserve, Savannah, Ga. 31410.   The race begins and ends in the big clearing in the middle of the preserve and will follow the 1.87 mile loop clock-wise.  
Parking will be available just North of the preserve at the Memorial Hospital outreach on Bryan Woods and Highway 80.

The proceeds of this race will go to Liam's Land Foundation, research for a cure of Lymphatic Malformation

Liam's Land Mission:

The mission of Liam's Land is to advance the research and identify possible causes of lymphatic malformations by supporting a patient registry and funding further genetic testing and clinical trials.

Date: Saturday, 09/21/2013

Race Time: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm 

Location: Whitemarsh Island Preserve, Savannah, Ga. 31410 

Course: 1.8 mile loop, partially paved, mostly trail 

Events: 12 hour event, 6 hour event, 12 hour relay, 6 hour relay, Liam’s Challenge 

Chase the Sun Ultra is capped at 300 total runners.

Liam's Challenge will be held in the large clearing of the Whitemarsh Preserve where the start/finish & aid station is located.  Liam's challenge will be an obstacle course for children under 10 years of age.

This is what Chase the Sun Ultra is running for.  Please watch this video and see first hand why this cause is so important.  Thank you.

The video sampler below shows you what the terrain you will be running on looks like.

Awards and Swag
All registered runners will get a race shirt and ice bandana.

  • All finishers of the solo 6 hour, solo 12 hour, and relay teams of the 6 hour and 12 hour races will get finishers medals.
  • Awards will be given to the top male and female of the 6 hour and 12 hour races.
  • Awards will be given to the top relay team of the 6 hour and 12 hour races.
Solo runners of the 6 hour and 12 hour races that complete the entire timed event or the following distances will receive finishers medals:
  • 6 hour: 15 laps equaling 27 miles
  • 12 hour: 25 laps equaling 45 miles
Relay runners must finish the entire timed events.

While you're running we'll be cooking some food in the center of the preserve.  So, as you run by or when you finish be sure to grab some food!  One of the dishes to be cooked will be a seafood paella.  I'm thinking there will be some beer floating around but let's keep that secret to ourselves..;)

Thanks so much for being a part of this event and helping out Liam's Land while you kick some butt on a trail.
See ya...

Local time: 2:02 AM


Dan Hernandez
Race Director

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