Ledesma Sports Medicine Rails to Trails Ultra 2014
Local time: 6:37 AM
The race will take place at the same location as last year, Ft. Pulaski and the Rails to Trails in Savannah, on Saturday, January 11, 2014.
A modification to the course had to be made due to the severe erosion of the trail. So, this year's 25k and 50k will not cover much of the McQueen's Island Historical Trail. The R2T Ultra will encompass the entire McQueen's Island Trail once the trail is restored.
The LSM R2T Start/Finish line is still in Ft. Pulaski National Monument at the pine forested picnic area.
The 2013 inaugural Ledesma Sports Medicine Rails to Trails Ultra was a huge success raising $10,000 for the restoration efforts of the McQueen's Island trail (RTT). So many thanks to runners like you! Let's make it happen again!
Awards will be given to the First Place Female and Male of each race: 5k, 10k, 25k, 50k.
Medals will be given to All Finishers of the 50k, 25k, 10k, 5k races. We only request that you Run Hard, Run Strong & have fun during the event you go after!
Date: Saturday, 01/11/2014
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Ft. Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, Ga. 31410
Course: 5.2 mile loop
Events: 50k, 25k, 10k, 5k
The 25k and 50k races will start at 8:00 am sharp.
The 5k & 10k will begin at 8:15 am sharp.
The Rails to Trails Ultra is capped at 400 runners total as follows:
100 runners - 50k
100 runners - 25k
100 runners - 10k
100 runners - 5k
Parking for the event will be on the premises of Ft. Pulaski by the pine forest picnic area. Please do not park in front of the old fortress. The parking spots in front of the old fortress are for people visiting that monument. Racers will have designated parking near the start/finish of the race.
Course Changes The McQueen's Island Historical trail has suffered great erosion lately. For this reason we have unfortunately had to modify the course because parts of the trail are now impassable and Chatham County has closed off these sections of the trail. Once the trail is restored the Rails to Trails Ultra will return to it's original course spanning the entire McQueen's Island trail.
Awards and Swag
All finishers of every race will get medals
There will be trophies for the winner of each race, 1st place male, 1st place female – for 5k, 10k, 25k, 50k
Average temperature around Ft. Pulaski/Savannah/Tybee Island in January is between 40* and 60*. Please monitor the weather as we get closer to race day to determine what racing attire to wear.
25k & 50k Race Course
The course for the 25k and 50k is 5.2 miles. The 25k runners will run this course 3 times and the 50k runners, 6 times.
Please note, there is an 8 hour time limit on the 25k and 50k meaning that if you are not in a realistic position of finishing either of the races by 3:30 pm you will get a DNF.
Host Hotel: Ocean Plaza Beach Resort on Tybee Island. Please call the hotel and request the Run 4 a Reason room block and they will be offered the discount.
Please join Run 4 a Reason and help save our Rails to Trails.