Saturday, Apr 18, 2020

Bronze Dragonfly 30 Hour Ultra

Savannah, GA 24hrs, 12hrs, 6hrs, 3hrs

This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 18, 2020

Bronze Dragonfly

Run 4 a Reason LLC, Rough Runners would be honored if you would join us on this event brought forth by the need to bring an elevated attention to the mental health crisis occurring, not only in the LowCountry, but everywhere. So run with us, share your time, stories, goals and love of running to help raise money to benefit local councilors in gaining tools, and to help treat those in need that may not have access to care.

Whether you are here to race or for the cause we welcome you!

Specifics-
Bronze DragonFly
A USATF sactioned event
Run a 1.4 mile USATF certified course for 3,6,12, 24, or 30 hours on a half paved, half rubberized track ( length wise) terrain. NO pacers allowed.
The event takes place in Lake Mayer, Savannah, GA.
The event is chip timed.
The 3 hour, 12 hour, 24 hour and 30 hour races start at 7:00 am
The 12 hour night race starts at 8pm.
**NEW** The 6 hour race will start on Sunday 4/27 at 6:30 am
The 12 hour race has 2 start times. Please make sure you confirm the start time before completing registration.
Each person that completes at least 1 lap will receive a finisher medal.
Anyone that completes over 100 miles will receive a buckle.
There is a different buckle if you finish 100 miles under 24 hours.

Please refer to our refund/ deferral policy on our website. There are absolutely no bib transfers.

Back story-
Julia Backus Smith is remembered as the bronze statue of the running woman you see as you enter Lake Mayer. She was a prominent member of Savannah society, and the running community. With compassion she worked with the less fortunate as Chatham County Commissioner. She was also one of the founding members of Savannah's largest running club, The Savannah Striders. Julia was the first woman from Savannah to run the Boston Marathon, and was deemed the fastest woman in Savannah as she progressed to win several marathons. Although she worked hard and played harder, she was still haunted with mental illness thus succumbed to depression in 2003 by suicide.

As you run circles around Lake Mayer you will notice a lot of things, But one thing that stands out are the incredible dragonflies that inhabit the lake. Dragonflies symbolize change, new beginnings, transformation, adaptability, self-realization and hope. If we work together to help those suffering from mental illness heal and develop these skills, imagine a better life for them moving forward. So while you are moving forward, notice the dragonflies, identify them, and consider that help is out there, whether you need it, or you know someone else that needs it. There is help.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255

Rough Runners R4R

Rough Runners R4R will continue to assist those in need locally who may need help continuing or starting mental health care due to lack of financial income. No matter the reason, people should have access to mental health care when they need it. This is to help them continue on. If you would like to make an additional donation, please visit the store to make a donation.

HUGS Heads Up Guidance Services

We are excited to announce that we will continue to support HUGS with their endeavor for a more mental healthy community. We will accept donations on behalf and proceeds from this race will go to this charity. For more information, visit- https://www.headsupsavannah.org/

CREW FOOD

If you would like to purchase aid station food for your crew you may do so in the store. A menu will be sent out about 2 weeks before the race. We do try our best to accommodate certain diets, like vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free. I do advise that if you are highly sensitive to cross contamination to bring your own meals.

Event's current local time: 7:48 AM ET

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