The DFL 24 Hour Ultra is a 24 hour running event offering the following time races: 3 hour, 6 hour, 12 hour, 24 hour, -12 hour relay and 24 hour relay. The running course of this event is an unpaved 2.02 miles of trails that take runners alongside marshes, through forests and pastures.
If you’re new to a timed event, the key to this type of race is for runners to run as many miles as they can in the timed race they registered for – 3 hr, 6 hr, 12 hr, 24 hr and relays.
- Race location: Roberd’s dairy farm, 2500 Tennessee Ave, Savannah, Ga. 31404
- Race Date: April 20, 2019 Earth Day Weekend
- Packet Pickup: 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Friday, April 19th at Fleet Feet Savannah, 3405 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404
- Race Day Packet Pick up: Saturday, April 20, 2018 starting at 7:30 am at race location.
- Races offered: 3 hour, 6 hour, 12 hour, 24 hour, – 12 and 24 hour relays.
- Race start: 9:00 am. 3 and 6 hour runners may start at 9am or at 6pm…just make sure you let us know if you plan to start at 6pm!
- Easter egg hunt: 11:00 am, Saturday
Easter Sunrise service: 7:00 am, Sunday, April 21
- Race end: 9:00 am, April 21.
- Relay teams are comprised of up to 8 runners.
- Awards ceremony: 30 minutes after the last 3 and 6 hours runners finish; 30 minutes after the last 12 hour runners finish; 9:30 am Sunday morning for 24 hour runners
Drop downs to lower races will be allowed until 9:00 pm, Thursday, April 18th!
If you choose to drop down on race day you will be allowed to run and will be given a finisher’s medal but will be counted as DNF! NO EXCEPTIONS!
Camping allowed from April 19-21. If camping out the day before the race there is a $10 camping fee per tent. The day of the race camping is covered in your registration.
this signet ring will go to the runner that gets the most mileage over 100 in 24 hours[/caption]
Swag: every registered runner will get a race shirt.
Awards: Every finisher of each race will get a medal, a finisher’s certificate with their race stats emailed.
At the end of your race you will receive one of these medals with your name, race and distance run.[/caption]
Trophies are awarded to the top three males and females of each timed race (3 hr, 6 hr, 12 hr, 24 hr, 12 hr relays, 24 hr relays).
All 24 hour runners that reach the 100 mile mark will receive a 4″ belt buckle.
The runner with the highest mileage (above 100 miles) in the 24 hour period will each get a signet ring and a buckle. The ring will be fitted for the runner and engraved with their total mileage. The rings take 4 to 6 weeks to be made.
If no one reaches the 100 mile mark in 24 hours no buckles nor signet rings will be awarded.
Savannah, Georgia Weather for April
- The average temperature for the month of April is 66.8* F
- Average high temperature is 78 F
- Annual low temperature is 54 F
- Average rainfall: 3.07″
- Moon schedule: April 15 New Moon, April 22nd 1s Quarter Moon, April 29th Full Moon
This being a 24 hour race and, part of the course following alongside marsh, there is a chance sections of the course may flood during high tide especially if a full moon is in session race weekend.
Unless there are tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, this race will go on! If rained out we will do what we can to reschedule and invite all registered runners back but there may a nominal fee for rescheduling
Food: One Aid station will provide: water, heed, gatorade, ice, hammer gels, pickles, chips, pretzels, almonds, olives, carrots, pb&j, chocolates. For lunch, we’ll have burgers (veggie, turkey and beef). Dinner provided will be chicken pho. We’ll also provide grill cheese sandwiches.
We do NOT provide cups! Bring your own cups and handhelds! You may leave your cup at the aid station with your name on it and we’ll gladly refill it upon request.
Rules are easy: Follow the course. Stay on it. A short cut is called cheating. We are expecting all runners to be race marshals. Keep each other honest! If you are caught cheating or reported to have cheated you will be confronted and asked what’s up. If proven that you cheated you will be dnf’d and asked to leave. We know that 99% of runners do not cheat because they have integrity but that bad apple, will be pointed out. Don’t be that bad apple!
No littering! If you purposely litter you will be DNF’d and asked to leave.
A slackline, bocce and, axe throwing will be available during the race. So, if your friends and family need a break from watching you run they’ll have something to do.
Sunday morning at 7:00 am we’ll have an Easter Sunrise service at the race for those that would like to attend.
We encourage the runners and local community to display art pieces on the course reflecting the plastic and trash problems we have in our world. You must remove your art piece from the Roberd’s Dairy Farm by 7:00 pm, Saturday, April 20th.
Rough Runners is a 3 person team: Jason Edenfield, Kerry Dulina and, Dan Hernandez.
Our goal is to give you the best running race experience we can in one of the most beautiful natural settings in Savannah. Our races are not designed to break you but they are challenging enough so that you will have to dig deep and tap into your inner-strong, harness it and bring it home.
You will make yourself proud when you cross the finish line. And, we’ll be there to celebrate your achievement!
Thanks for choosing to run with us!
See you at the race!