Coastal Georgia Greenway 155 Mile Challenge
The CGG 155 came to fruition in 2015 by a group of friends from Savannah, Ga that were fascinated by the aspect of an envisioned long corridor of trails and green space spanning the coast of Georgia from St. Mary’s to Savannah, Ga. The visionary for the Coastal Georgia Greenway is Ms. Jo Claire Hickson. She’s worked hard for the past twenty years trying to bring to fruition her vision of the CGG. Our way of helping her realize her dream and vision is to host an annual long run every April called the CGG 155. The more the CGG is promoted the greater the impact it will have on it coming to fruition.
Local time: 10:27 AM
Currently, the CGG is comprised of 20% trails and 80% on highways. Obviously, we would like the CGG to be all on trails but currently, we have to deal with highway running mostly.
In 2018, the CGG 155 will be opened to 15 solo runners and two relay teams comprised of 12 runners per team. So, that's 24 relay runners total.
The maximum time frame for the CGG 155 Challenge is 60 hours.
Date of the event: Friday, April 6 - Sunday, April 8, 2018.
Time start: 7:10 am, Friday, April 6, 2018.
Time end: 7:10 pm, Sunday, April 8, 2018.
The run begins on Hutchinson Island and ends at St. Mary’s, Ga. which is on the border with Florida. By the time you complete the run you will have run through nine towns, fifteen jurisdictions and six counties.
Solo runners must run the entire course by themselves. You may have a pacer after you are passed Chatham and Bryan counties. You may pick up your pacer in Liberty County at the World's smallest church mandatory check-in for all runners. Pacers may only be added at the mandatory check-ins.
Each team must have at the very least 8 runners and no more than 12 runners. At all times during the CGG 155 mile ultra run relay teams must have two runners running together. The relay distances are designated per county. Two of your teammates run together one county and then hand off the baton to the next set of two runners for the next county. County distances vary. So, assign your runners their counties accordingly.
Chatham County: 29.98 miles
Bryan County: 9.34 miles
Liberty County: 18.28 miles
McIntosh County: 29.44 miles
Glynn County: 26.48 miles
Camden County: 40.89 miles
Relay baton exchange points:
You will be given a ride to the start of the run on Hutchinson Island, if you need one. You will also be given a ride back to your hotel/home after the run concludes in St. Mary's.
Breakfast will be provided in the morning before the run. At the end of your run, breakfast, brunch or lunch will also be provided.
The race swag includes a performance cap with the race logo stitched on it.
When you complete the run in the 60 hour window, you will be given a belt buckle.
You will have access to three secure cache locations along the course. You must provide us a drop bag(s) for each cache location prior to the start of the run and we will ensure those drop bags are waiting for you at the predetermined locations. Your used dropbags will also be waiting for you at the finish line.
You will also receive a printed booklet of the entire course on waterproof paper.
The cost for the Somewhat-aided package is $250
Registration for the 2018 CGG 155 will open on ultrasignup.com on April 15, 2017.