Folks traveling into Savannah for this race are in for a real treat! For visitors, Savannah is a running destination and for us locals, it’s a runner’s playground - with so many beautiful sights and gems hidden around every corner! I like to describe the course as taking all the best parts from the various local races in town and merging them into one ideal, scenic run-tour that winds through the historic district into Ardsley Park, Daffin Park, the beautiful oak-lined Washington Avenue, and more. With about 70% of participants coming from out of town, I can’t wait to show off our city as runners explore Savannah on foot! Things to look out for: bright azaleas in full bloom, massive oak trees draped in Spanish moss, historic city squares, beautiful architecture, wrought-iron fences, Grayson Stadium, Forsyth and Daffin Parks, iconic Forsyth Park fountain, and an overabundance of Southern hospitality!
I’m always weary about trying out new shoes, but the New Balance Fresh Foam Zante v2 are so comfortable and provide just the right cushion. They are neutral cushioned and designed for fast speeds. I’ve done my tempo and track workouts in these shoes and there is so much comfort and cushion packed in one incredibly light shoe!
You can check these out and more at the Fashion Fitness Expo on Friday, April 1 at the Desoto Savannah Hilton. I’ll be volunteering the 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm shift so find me and say hello! I can’t wait to get my hands on that tote bag and do some shopping too :) This expo is unlike any other race expos. In addition to selling all of the awesome New Balance gear, this expo offers more of a boutique experience offering some of Savannah’s local flavors. Come check out local vendors such as Satchel (they do the leather cuffs for winners of the top 3 in each groups), T's Bees (honey), Nourish (soaps), and more! If you’re coming into town early, Fleet Feet is hosting a Girls’ Night Out on Thurs, March 31 with an optional fun run, a fashion show and sneak peak of the New Balance apparel, bra fittings, raffles and prizes, and refreshments. The first 100 guests to RSVP will receive a gift!
Also before you skip town on Sunday, April 3rd, make sure you do a little more stretching with free yoga at Ellis Square from 9:00 - 10:00 AM! Bring your mat and melt away in one of Savannah's beautiful squares!
This is going to be one great weekend! Stay tuned and I’ll keep you up-to-date on all the activities leading up to race day!