The Savannah Grit is not your normal weekend warrior type of stage race. This stage race will challenge runners like no other race in the Southeast. That is why we bill it as the toughest stage race in the south! Grit runners will run 175 kilometers (109 miles) in different locations around the greater Savannah area in four distinct stages.
Local time: 11:45 AM
The Savannah Grit begins on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 6:00 am with a 100 kilometer run at the Whitemarsh Island preserve. Runners will run an 1.87 mile loop thirty-three times.
The very next day starting at 7:00 am, the runners that completed stage 1 will continue onto stage 2 which is a 50 kilometer run. This stage takes place on a 10 kilometer single-track, winding trail through Tom Triplett Park. Stage 2 runners will have to run 5 loops of this tough swampy trail.
Eleven hours after stage 2, the runners that completed the prior stages will proceed to stage 3, a 25k in Thunderbolt. This stage begins in the old Roberd’s Dairy Farm and takes runners through a beautiful 3.97 mile loop that includes the old dairy farm and a section of Thunderbolt through Bonaventure Road. Runners will run this loop 4 times to complete the 25k.
On the third day, May 25th, the Grit runners will have one final stage, a one mile sprint down the tree-lined drive-through of Wormsloe Historic site.
Upon completion of the fourth stage of the Grit, the male and female with the lowest cumulative time of all four stages will be announced and each awarded the highly coveted 64 oz insulated stainless steel growler by Hydro Flask filled with the best beer from the Beer Growler in downtown Savannah!
Each runner that completes all four stages will be awarded a beautiful Savannah Grit buckle.
Through-out the three days of the Grit stage runners will be awarded yellow, blue and white hats signifying how they placed during each stage. If any runner wins every stage he or she will be awarded the biggest prize of all, a pink running cap with the Savannah Grit 175k logo.
Packet Pickup: May 22, 2015 at the Roberd’s Dairy Farm, 2500 Tennessee Ave, Savannah, Ga. 31404.
5/23/2015: Stage 1: 100k. Location: Whitemarsh Preserve. Start time: 6:00 am. Loop: 1.87 miles long (3.009k). Loops to completion: 33
5/24/2015: Stage 2: 50k. Location: Tom Triplett Park. Start time: 7:00 am. Loop: 6.2 miles (10k). Loops to completion: 5
5/24/2015: Stage 3: 25k. Location: Roberd’s Dairy Farm. Start time: 6:00 pm. Loop: 3.97 miles (6.39k). Loops to completion: 4
5/25/2015: Stage 4: 1 mile (1.6k). Location: Wormsloe Historic Site. Start time: 7:00 am. Loop: none. point to point sprint.
The Savannah Grit is capped at 50 runners.
Camping is available at the Roberd’s Dairy Farm for the three days of the Grit.