Life isn't fair. That's something every adult learns as they live. When children are afflicted with illness or any other affliction it makes it very hard to accept that life can be so unfair. Children are innocent. So, it hurts when they are afflicted.
This year's SSOD race (Stone Stairs of Death) is dedicated to Mikey Boswell and his family. Mikey was diagnosed with osteosarcoma earlier this year.
The running community of Savannah, Ga is standing the gap for Mikey and his family with lots of prayers, hope and support.
Every cent that is collected through this gofundme account will go to the Boswell family to use as they wish. None of the SSOD race's costs will be taken from the GoFunme account (https://gofund.me/65c39d0b) .
Please donate to the Run4Mikey campaign!
You may also choose to participate in the SSOD race which you can register at ultrasignup. The SSOD race is a timed event offering 1 and 2 hour running slots on the 1/3 of a mile course that takes runners up the infamous stone stairs of death off of River Street in downtown Savannah, Ga.
The male and female runners that run the most mileage in the 1 or 2 hour slot will be crowned the 2023 SSOD King, Queen, Prince and Princess.
Thank you for helping make a difference and helping to kick cancer's butt.
Run 4 a Reason
If you register past 11/15/2023 we cannot promise shirt size at the race. We will place another order post race and send shirt to you if wanted. You may decline shirt, the shirt cost will be donated to family.
Savannah Stone Stairs of Death race
The Savannah Stone Stairs of Death Race (SSOD race) is a unique running challenge. Participants will run for 1 or 2 hours up the 33 gnarly, steep steps on the western end of River Street in Savannah, Ga. known as the Stone Stairs of Death.
The race starts on Williamson Street, meets with MLK boulevard, then you shoot across River Street and take a sharp right and up the SSOD. The course is a short 1/3 mile loop. Whoever racks up the most mileage in their registered time wins!
Before you sign up you may want to ask yourself ``Why would I pay to run up these horrific stairs for an hour or two straight?” Good question!
Here’s answer 1: Each year, we choose a person or family that needs a helping hand and donate 100% of profits from the race. We use some of the money to pay for shirts, permits, police service and awards. The rest goes to the family in need.
Answer 2: It's an incredible challenge unlike any other you're likely to come across anywhere else! You will impress yourself with your results after 1 or 2 hours of running up these steps on this short loop! Running these steps are about the best mountain training you'll get at low-elevation Savannah.
Answer 3: You get a cool shirt!
We set up a gofundme account as well for the person the race is for. All of the money donated from the gofundme account goes entirely to the person the race is in honor of that year.
Race Course Information/ rules:
Do not litter.
Abide by the City of Savannah’s laws.
Runners will always run up the stairs and never down.
Slower runners/ walkers are expected to use the right hand set of stairs leaving the left hand set of stairs to the faster runners. For safety reasons this will be strictly enforced.
Go across the timing mat with each loop. Your result will not count if you do not.
ALL Rough Runners/ Run 4 a Reason events are CUP FREE! You must bring your own water bottle.
THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, DEFERRALS, OR BIB TRANSFERS. If you cannot make the race your entry fees will be donated to the SSOD charity recipient.
Once the race sells out, a wait list will be opened. There is a small cap of 75 runners.
At this time, we are in talks with a family with a child fighting cancer. We will soon announce the family and what their wishes are.
We will keep you posted.
Event's current local time: 1:21 AM ET