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How to Run Your Way Through Savannah

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To cover the most ground while exploring Savannah and Tybee Island, try running! Runners can make the most of Savannah’s paths, tracks, and events in locations all over the city. If you don’t want to fall behind on your exercise routine while visiting Savannah, hit the path of one of these challenging Savannah paths and trails.

Forsyth Park

Located in the heart of the Victorian District, Forsyth Park is a hub for tennis and basketball players, hulahoopers, and runners. The perimeter of the park is a paved path that spans exactly one mile – perfect for runners, walkers, and strollers. Forsyth’s Park gorgeous scenery like live oaks, Spanish moss and the famous Forsyth Park fountain will After your run, grab a fresh-pressed juice from Brighter Day Natural Foods.

Daffin Park

This 1.5 mile route is perfect for the seasoned runner. In the center of the running path is Grayson Stadium, the home of the Savannah Bananas. At 80 acres, this park is the perfect spot for a game of soccer or football. Not just for joggers who like to pount the pavement, Daffin Park has tennis courts, basketball courts, jungle gyms, and most importantly – a dog park! Bring your pooch along for a day of outdoor activities.

Lake Mayer

Surrounding a beautiful geese-inhabited lake, Lake Mayer’s running path is great for those who love a great waterfront view. Dueling as a place for fishermen, this 1.5 mile route is located in midtown Savannah. Lake Mayer’s path also has a rubber track for those with sensitive joints.

McQueen's Island Rails to Trails

If you’re looking for a more advanced running route, McQueen’s Island Trail is the place for you. This six mile trail has river and wildlife scenery. The trail parallels the Savannah River, and the soft gravel is perfect for both runners and cyclists. Tybee Island is a few miles east of the trail, making it easy to take a dip in the ocean after a long run.

Races in Savannah

Many times a year, the city of Savannah is taken over by running events. In the spring, runners can stride along Savannah’s bright azaleas and magnolias at the Publix Women’s Half Marathon and 5K. November brings in the Rock N’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon, so you can rock your way to the finish line! In December, runners can blaze across the Talmadge Bridge at the annual Enmark Savannah Bridge Run. Tybee Island recently had their annual Tybee Critz Run Fest – an event perfect for beach lovers. 

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