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.
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, April 19th at Fleet Feet Savannah, 3405 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404
Race Day Packet Pick up: 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.
Race end: 9:00 am, April 21.
Relay teams are comprised of up 6 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.
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.
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
Saying that, though, the temps could easily reach the upper 80s in April.
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
Amenities: 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 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.
Join our DFL 50 and 100 mile training program! The program officially begins November 7th. Access the information for the plan: DFL 50 and 100 mile training plan
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!