Saturday, Apr 29, 2023

Bronze Dragonfly 30 Hour Ultra

Savannah, GA 30hrs, 24hrs, 12hrs Night, 12hrs Day, 6hrs, 3hrs

This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 29, 2023

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.
This takes place in Lake Mayer, Savannah, GA.
This event is chip timed.
The 3 hour, 12 hour, and 24 hour race start at 7:30 am
The 6, and 12 hour race starts at 8pm. The 12 hour race has 2 start times. The 30 hour STARTS AT 6AM. Please make sure you confirm the start time before completing registration.
Each person that completes the finish time will receive a finisher medal.
Anyone that completes over 100 miles will receive a buckle.
If 100 miles are completed in under 24 hours you will receive a belt with that shiny new buckle.

Please refer to our refund/ deferral policy on our webside. 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

A non-profit fund has been created 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.

Updates

HUGS ( Heads-UP Guidance Services) will be the beneficiary to this years race. Their mission is " To make exceptional behavioral health counseling accessible to all motivated individuals, and train and utilize compassionate volunteer professionals to meet community counseling needs." That pretty much sums up our goal with this race, so it is a no brainer to work with them to make a bigger impact.

Bow Tie Barbecue Co. will host packet pick up on Friday April 26, 2024 11am-6pm.
5% of net proceeds during this time will be donated to Rough Runners R4R Inc.
Plan on staying and having that pre-race meal!

Check out the Miles with Marty podcast! Marty has been a huge support of this race and we graciously thank him! Listen for the Miles to Marty project updates!

Thank you Squirrel's Nut Butter for supplying lots of lube for our runners this year!!!



Event's current local time: 2:21 AM ET

Results

Linked Events

Ask a Question

Top Performances