May 23 - 25, 2015

The Savannah Grit 175

Savannah , GA Solo, 4 Person Team

Registration closes: Wed, May 20 @ 11:59PM


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:

stage 1: 1 mile sprint held at Wormsloe Historic site. Fleet Feet Savannah Mile's time can be used in place of running Wormsloe as this stage takes place same day as the Sav. Mile.

stage 2: 25k held at Mcqueen's Island Historic trail (rails to trails Savannah)

stage 3: 100k held at Hutchinson Island race track.

stage 4: 50k held in Thunderbolt, Ga. you through and the Roberd's dairy farm.

Registration is open to solo runners and teams!

This is how the race works…
*stage winner: male and female with the fastest (lowest) finish time.
*Overall winner of the Savannah Grit 175k: male and female with the lowest cumulative time of all four stages.
*Overall winning team of the Savannah Grit 175k: team that has the overall lowest cumulative time of each team mate's times when combined.

Teams must consist of four runners (no exceptions). You must register as a team via ultrasignup. Your team must have a name.

The Swagging layout:
--Each stage winner (male/female): will get a yellow performance running hat.
--runner up of each stage (male/female): will get a blue performance running hat.
--Overall winning team: will get a black performance running hat.
--Age groups stage winners (=<30, 31-41, 42-52, 53+): each will get a white performance running hat.
--Male and female that wins every stage: will get a pink performance running hat.

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!

--Runners that complete every stage will get a Savannah Grit 175k belt buckle.
--The overall male and female winner of the Savananh Grit 175k will each get a bigger, meaner buckle.

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

Local time: 1:16 AM
Dan Hernandez
Race Director