Rough Runners is proud to partner with Nathan Sports as sponsor of the Savannah Sultry Swamp Run!
The SSSR is exactly what you would expect on coastal Georgia at the end of July, -sultry!
The air is so thick with moisture you can cut it with a knife and wear it like a shawl, a long heavy, soggy shawl.
So, if you’re looking for a sweltering good time then, look no further than this particular race! It’s morbidly sultry!
This run represents the heart of the South in the middle of the summer! You’ll get no relief from the heat and humidity on this run…we guarantee it!
Add in some snakes, horse flies, angry fiddler crabs and an occassional ragged, rabid looking raccoon and we’re talking a hot to trot run!
2.5 miles of the course winds through the woods and on a path along the Wilmington River. The last half mile and change is on open road just to make it a baking good time.
So, come on down for a discomforting good time! Pick yer poison between the following: 5k, 10k, 20k. If you want my advice, pick the 20k, you’ll get more muggy bang for your buck!
Race Date: July 27, 2019
Race Location: Priest Landing trail system at the end of OSCA Rd.
Race time: 8:00 am, all distances!
Race Distances: 5k, 10k, 20k”
Race capped at 75 runners.
Trail Conditions: This trail is mostly single track. It follows the Wilmington River for about a mile before ducking into a thicker pine forest. As one would expect, areas of the trail are hard-packed sandy, rootie in sections and grassy. There are several wood bridges to cross.
All finishers get beer pint glasses.
The top three male and females each get a 32 ounce Nalgene bottle filled with ice cold water. If you’re over 21, there may be some beer to try out your beer glass with. 😉
The awards ceremony will be held 11:00.
Keeping with tradition, we’ll also award the person(s) that pick up the most garbage on the course!
All Rough Runners events are cup free. You must bring your own water bottle.
We would like to give a huge thanks to UGA for allowing this run at Priest’s Landing. Also, would like to thank Sega Sorba for creating and maintaining the trails at Priest’s Landing. Proceeds from this race will go to Sega Sorba.
Running and Training in Heat
All shenanigans aside, running in Savannah heat is nothing to take lightly regardless of whether you are running the 5k or 20k. Running in the lowcountry in summer can be downright dangerous if you do not take some precautions. You need not only to stay hydrated but also maintain proper H2O to sodium levels. If you do not drink enough water you will come crashing down…you may even suffer heat stroke. You drink too much water you may risk diluting your sodium levels dangerously low which could also lead to hyponatremia which could possibly be fatal. I don’t want to unnecessarily raise alarms but it gets bloody hot down here in the South! There is also the problem with overheating even if you are hydrating well.
We will provide ice cold water at two points on the race course…at the start|finish line aid station and, at the point where you exit the woods to run the remainder of the course (half mile) on the road. At those two stations we will also provide ice chests. Use the ice to cool your head and neck.
Once thing to consider for running this race and/or training during the summer is a Cool Off Bandana. Zombie Runner sells them but they are pricey, if ask me. They cost $20.95 and shipping is like another $10. I bought one, though, as I struggle in heat training and, this thing works great!