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.
Races in Savannah
Savannah is known for hosting incredible races! In November, runners can rock their way to the finish line at the Rock n’ Roll Savannah Marathon and Half Marathon! Run through Savannah's scenic Historic District while jamming live music along the route, and end the race at the city's iconic Forsyth Park.
This race is the ultimate weekend getway that includes plenty of running, top-notch Southern cooking, lively nightlife and community support. Runners can sign up for the full marathon, half marathon, 5k, 1-mile run and even a kids run. Be sure to check out the race's Instagram page for more information.
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on the 5k and 1-mile run.
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.
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.
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.