Run 4 a Reason|Rough Runners is a community-minded running company with the emphasis of enhancing the running community of Savannah and the greater area by bringing premiere, challenging races on trails, asphalt and beaches (sometimes, all three terrains in one race).
With all of our races we strive to lessen our carbon imprint. All of our races but one are cup free…meaning, you must bring your own hydration unit as we will not provide plastic cups, bottles or paper cups at our events. Eating utensils we provide at races are plant derived and compostable. We use terracycle to recycle used gel nutrition packets. We offer bins for aluminum can collection. The food bowls we provide at our 24 hour events are compostable.
Since October 2012 R4R|Rough Runners has so far raised and distributed $35,833.50 to the following worthy causes.
$360 donated to the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation via purchase of 6 walkway bricks from the 2020 DIM
$750 donated to Daufuskie Island Conservancy from the proceeds of the 2020 Daufuskie Island Marathon.
$4711 donated to Stephanie Moore from the proceeds of SSOD Race 2019
$170 donated to Sega Sorba from proceeds of the Savannah Sultry Swamp run 2019.
$360 donated to the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation via purchase of 6 walkway bricks from the Daufuskie Island Marathon and Ultra 2019
$244 donated to the Daufuskie Island Conservancy from the proceeds of the Daufuskie Island Marathon and Ultra 2019
$244 donated to the Daufuskie Island Marsh Tacky Society from the proceeds of the Daufuskie Island Marathon and Ultra 2019
$1200 donated to Layla’s unknown expenses from SSSOD Race 2018
$125 donated to Sega-Sorba from the proceeds of the Savannah Sultry Swamp Run 2018
$500 donated to Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation from Daufuskie Island Ultra Marathon 2018 Proceeds
$315 donated to Rogue Rescue from the 2018 Rogue Resolution Fatass 50k 25k 10k
$813 donated to Layla’s unknown expenses from SSSOD Race 2017
$100 donated to Sega-Sorba from the proceeds of the Savannah Sultry Swamp Run on July 29, 2017
$309 raised and donated to Rogue Rescue from the proceeds of Rogue Resolution Fatass 50k/25k on January 14, 2017.
$300 paid to Taylor Visual Design for “wildlife” art to be installed at the McQueen’s Island Historical Trail in 2017.
$2667 paid to Fossil Industries Inc for trail signs to be installed on the McQueen’s Island Historical trail in 2016.
$1575.50 donated on behalf of the Savannah Running Community in 2016 for the purchase of signs that will be installed on the McQueen’s Island Historical Trail (Rails to Trails).
$75 donated to Girls on the Run on behalf of Ryan Smith, winner of the Run thru the Woods 10k in 2015.
$1500 donated to Mission on the Move from proceeds of RH Armadillo Broil 25k 50k on August 22, 2015.
$250 were donated to the Roberd’s Dairy Farm on May 25, 2015 on behalf of the Savannah Grit 175k stage race.
$165 were raised and donated to Liam’s Land on May 4, 2015 on behalf of the Coast Georgia Greenway 155 Mile Run. Thank you to all who supported this personal challenge!
$2600 were raised with the 2015 Ledesma Sports Medicine Savannah Rails to Trails Ultra. This revenue was used for the purchase of signs that will be placed at the mid-point, ft. pulaski trail juncture, and mile marker trail signs.
$1500.00 were raised and donated to Liam’s Land from the proceeds of Chase the Sun Ultra and Relay on September 20, 2014.
$1500.00 were raised by runners and donated to Challenged Athlete’s Foundation (CAF) from proceeds of Great Savannah Endurance Challenge 24 Hour Ultra.
$10,000.00: were raised and donated to Chatham County for helping with the costs of restoring the McQueen’s Island Historical Trail through the Ledesma Sports Medicine Rails to Trails 50k Ultra January 12, 2013.
$3500.00: were raised and donated to Liam’s Land from the proceeds of Chase the Sun Ultra and Relay on September 21, 2013.
R4R has adopted the name Rough Runners in a nod to our country’s 26th POTUS and his tireless work in preserving our natural treasures, fighting against the greed of corporate monopolies and just being a total badass his entire life. His legacy to our country is a tremendously rich one. Next time you step foot on a national park or a protected forest remember that Teddy Roosevelt was a powerful lone voice long ago that encouraged Americans to revere and protect these precious wild places we have. Through his Rough Riders he proved himself a tough, tireless leader that rode out with his men into battle. Rough Runners wants to harness that spirit of the tough, tireless fighter always pushing forward.
Thank you all for being a part of what makes running great and, for running for a reason!
Stay strong, Run Free!
Dan Hernandez, Kerry Dulina, Jason Edenfield
Run 4 a Reason