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(Pooler Fall Festivals) West Chatham YMCA Monster Dash 5K & Fall Festival

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Pooler West Chatham Monster Dash Fall Festival 2021


Join the West Chatham YMCA for its inaugural YMCA Monster Dash 5K & Kids Fun Run/Fall Festival on Sat. Oct. 23, 2021.

Register online here.

All proceeds support the West Chatham Y’s Annual Campaign, which powers critical programs and activities that keep kids safe, people healthy and families strong.

When: Sat. Oct. 23, 2021 / 7:30 a.m. start
Where: The West Chatham YMCA, 165 Isaac G. LaRoche Dr., Pooler, GA 31322

– Adults $35 9/6 through 10/20
– Adults $40 10/21 through race day
– Ages 7-17 $20 now through 10/22
– Ages 7-17 $22 on race day
– Ages 6 & younger free

This event will feature a 5K Run and a 1/4 mile Kid’s Fun Run. Come for the race and stay for a family friendly YMCA Fall Festival. Race start: 7:30AM. The well-planned race course will wind through Pooler, both starting and finishing at the West Chatham YMCA. Top finishers will be awarded by age group. There will be a costume contest, inflatables, fun activities, health screenings, vendors and food trucks.

Register online here.


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Registration open for 2021 KiDS Rock Savannah

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Kids Rock Savannah 2021 November

2021 KiDS Rock Savannah is happening!

Online registration is now open for 2021 KiDS Rock Savannah 2:30PM Sun. Nov. 7 2021 @ Daffin Park in Savannah. Children ages 1-17 are invited to participate.

New this year: a toddler race for kids ages 1 year-3years. The race distance is 80ft for the toddlers. There will also be a 1/2 mile (ages 3-8) or one mile (ages 5-17).

Each participant gets a t-shirt, medal, bag and racing bib.

Running-1 Mile: KiDS ROCK Savannah 1 mile (ages 5-17). Cost: $20. Register online here. 

Running-1/2 mile (ages 3-8). Cost: $20. Register online here. 

Toddler Race 80 ft (ages 1-3): Cost $20. Register online here. 

Daffin Park
1301 E Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31404


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Registration open for 2021 KiDS Rock Savannah

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Kids Rock Savannah 2021

2021 KiDS Rock Savannah is happening!

Online registration is now open for 2021 KiDS Rock Savannah 2:30PM Sun. Nov. 7 2021 @ Daffin Park in Savannah. Children ages 1-17 are invited to participate.

New this year: a toddler race for kids ages 1 year-3years. The race distance is 80ft for the toddlers. There will also be a 1/2 mile (ages 3-8) or one mile (ages 5-17).

Each participant gets a t-shirt, medal, bag and racing bib.

Running-1 Mile: KiDS ROCK Savannah 1 mile (ages 5-17). Cost: $20. Register online here. 

Running-1/2 mile (ages 3-8). Cost: $20. Register online here. 

Toddler Race 80 ft (ages 1-3): Cost $20. Register online here. 

Daffin Park
1301 E Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31404


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SouthCoast Health presents 11th Annual United Way Turkey Trot, Savannah

Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Turkey Trot United Way Savannah 2019

SouthCoast Health is proud to present the 11th annual United Way Turkey Trot on Nov. 28 2019 at Daffin Park.

SouthCoast Health has been the title sponsor of the event since it started back in 2009.

The Kids-K kicks off the fun-filled day at 8AM. This 400-yard race is perfect for children eight years old or younger, and it’s free with no registration required. At 8:15AM the Diaper Dash will start, with children ages two and under running 40 feet. Finally, the main run and walk of the 4-mile course begins at 8:30AM.

After the races, participants are invited to a post-race awards ceremony hosted at Daffin Park where they can enjoy food, beverages, and local vendors. The ceremony will include prizes for the top three overall male and female racers, the top three male and female racers in each age group, and additional awards such as the largest family, runner from farthest away, most senior, most junior, and best costume.

Race day registration is $40. T-shirt sizes may be limited.

Register online here or you can visit Fleet Feet located at 3405 Waters Ave. Savannah, GA 31404.

All proceeds for this event will go to local causes and charities through United Way. United Way is dedicated to creating solutions for communities around the world, with a focus on education, financial stability, and health. These solutions include works such as helping a child learn to read, donating money to make sure people have access to quality medical care, and speaking out in support of policies that provide better opportunities for the community.

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KiDS Rock Savannah 2019: 1 mile fun run, Daffin Park

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

KiDS Rock Savannah 2019Finishing a marathon is child’s play with KiDS ROCK Savannah – a one-mile fun run for children in grades K – 7. This non-competitive, non-timed event is all about having fun & making it to the finish line. Kindergarten distance is a half mile run.

Kids Rock 2019
1-3PM Sun. Nov. 3
Daffin Park in Savannah, GA
Find race details here
Run with your friends. Team Registration available. Read more here.

Registration Information

Register here.

Every child is a winner & will be rewarded with an official race number, T-shirt, goodie bag & medal.

Associated with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon, 1/2 Marathon

Kids’ Triathlons 2017 near Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Like adult triathlons, kids’ triathlons incorporate three different disciplines, swimming, biking, and running – with adjustments being made to the distances in each race to suit kids.

Here’s an upcoming 2017 kids’ triathlon near the Savannah area:

TD BANK Kids’ Triathlon #1 & #2, Hilton Head Is., SC
Island Recreation Center, Hilton Head Island, SC

Aug. 5 2017
9AM Start. Race day registration available for no extra fee.

Ages 4-6
Swim 25 Yds | Bike 0.5 Mi | Run 0.33 Mi
Ages 7-10
Swim 75 Yds | Bike 2 Mi | Run 1 Mi
Ages 11-14
Swim 125 Yds | Bike 3 Mi | Run 1.5 Mi

Learn more here.

Trail of Hope Pajama Run to support adoption @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Nov. 12

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

PJs race Skidaway Is. State Park Trail of Hope 2016

Pajama Run…Pajamas not required, but highly encouraged!

The 7th annual Trail of Hope 5K, 1 Mile and Tot Trot on Sat. Nov. 12 – presented by Dentistry for Children and Adolescents – benefits the non-profit organization Covenant Care Adoption Services. It is a ministry for women who experience unplanned pregnancies.

In 27 years of non-profit adoption ministry, Covenant Care has served nearly 6,000 pregnant women and built over 550 families through adoption.

Some of the women choose to parent and some choose to place their children for adoption through Covenant Care, but either way, the organization provides support and long-term counseling at no cost to the women.

Come support the work of adoption!

Even if you aren’t a runner you can be part of the event as a walker or through donations. Please visit or to learn more.

Strollers are allowed at the back of the 1 Mile race pack.
5k is timed, 1 mile and Tot Trot are not timed.
No bikes or pets, please.


Register for the race online here. 

For more info

Questions can be directed to Race Director Megan Sullivan at

Sat. Nov. 12 at 9-11 AM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, Ga 31411

Learn more here. 

YMCA of Coastal Georgia Heart of Savannah 5K, Sept. 24

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Heart of Savannah 5K YMCA Coastal Georgia

Get active as a family!

Join YMCA of Coastal Georgia in Savannah’s beautiful Forsyth Park for the  27th Annual Heart of Savannah 5K on September 24 2016 at 8 AM!

Come early and the littlest runners can take on the ¼ mile Free Kids Run.

Be sure to stay and party in the park with YMCA of Coastal Georgia following the race.

All are welcome, all proceeds will benefit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

Register online here. 

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Kids’ Adventure Race, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Kids' Adventure Race Savannah Hilton Head Is.


Reebok Crossfit Coastal Carolina, First Baptist Church and the Island Recreation Center present “Courage”, a Kid’s Adventure Race.

The Kids’ Adventure Race is Sat. Oct. 22 2016 @ 8AM First Baptist Church Hilton Head, where the race will take you through the beautiful acreage of FBC, navigating and competing through obstacles and forest trails.

The event is fun for all ages and will include heats for ages 5-8, 9-12 and 13-17.

Learn more here.

Race Details

Age Groups:
Ages 5-8: 1 mile with 9-12 obstacles/challenges
Ages 9-12: 2-3 mile with 12-15 obstacles/challenges
Ages: 13-17: 3-4 mile with 12-15 obstacles/challenges
Registration Fee
$25 per race entry (includes adventure race shirt)
More details here. 

Race Day Info

Please make sure your children wear long socks to ensure safety and clothes that can get dirty and stay dirty.



First 125 participants will receive a race shirt.

Top three finishers from each age group will be awarded race medals.

Nonstop Glow Run Savannah 2016, May 27

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Nonstop Glow Run Savannah 2016

Love this. A night glow run in Savannah with proceeds that benefit an organization that’s doing important work.

Register now for the Nonstop 5K Glow Run benefiting COPE  (Childhood Obesity Prevention + Education) Fri. May 27 at 9:30 PM.

This annual run will be @  Lake Mayer Park, 7235 Sallie Mood Drive Savannah, GA 31406.

A LED tunnel has been added to the course and there’s also an 85′ inflatable obstacle course. Fun event for the entire family. So come have some fun for a great cause: to prevent childhood obesity.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to COPE.(Childhood Obesity Prevention & Education). If you can’t run or sponsor, please consider donating to help out. The goal is to donate $5,000 to COPE.

Kids 9 & younger are free with registered parent. (Only 1 T-shirt included with registration.)
Register by May 11 to guarantee your shirt size.

Register here. 

Learn more @ the run’s Facebook Event page here.  

Lowest prices of the year for Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon Series

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Lowest price Rock n' Roll series
Join in on tour with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series!

Today only, secure your spot for some of the lowest prices of the year. 

Details here. 

Reindeer Run 2015 & other Savannah runs

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

6thannualBe healthy, have run & support a great cause.

Run this holiday race against bullies: The Reindeer Run, Sat. Dec. 19 @ the Savannah Trade and Convention Center,

Adults and youth are invited to run an 8K, at 9AM and younger children will enjoy a kiddie race beginning at 8:45AM.

All youth over the age of 10 are encouraged to raise funds for their $25 race entry fee, which includes a T-shirt, food, and post-race festivities. Prizes will be award to youth with most funds raised.

The Rape Crisis Center (RCC) is hosting the 6th Annual Savannah Reindeer Run (8K), sponsored by the Savannah Trade & Convention Center.  The Savannah Reindeer Run will benefit anti-bully awareness activity provided by the Prevention Education program at RCC.

Register online here. 

The race includes games and activities;  a Kids Zone and costume contest, a “Best Holiday Cookie” contest.

Other upcoming Savannah runs include:

United Way Turkey Trot, Daffin Park on Thanksgiving Nov. 26 sponsored by SouthCoast Health. Details here. 

Brain & Brawn 5K combines running & STEM activities on Whitemarsh Is, Savannah, Dec. 12. Details here.

Register for KiDS ROCK race at Savannah Convention Center Expo, Nov. 5 &6

Monday, November 2nd, 2015


KiDS ROCK race Savannah 2015

Finishing a marathon is child’s play with KiDS ROCK Savannah – a one-mile fun run for children in grades K – 7. This non-competitive, non-timed event is all about having fun & making it to the finish line. Kindergarten distance is a half mile run.

Kids Rock 2015
3:15PM Sunday, Nov. 8
Daffin Park in Savannah, GA
For more info, click here. 
Run with your friends. Team Registration available.

Registration Information
Online registration is closed but you still register for at the Expo at the Savannah Convention Center Nov. 5 & 6.
Thurs. Nov. 5 from 1-7PM
Fri. Nov. 6 from 10AM-7PM

Participants can become full marathon finishers by completing a 25.2-mile training program prior to race day or they can just run, walk or jog the one-mile course on race day. Every child is a winner & will be rewarded with an official race number, T-shirt, goodie bag & medal.

Participants also get a FREE one-day admission to Savannah Children’s Museum.

Associated with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & Relay, Nov. 7.



Moms In Training Savannah: Moms committed to reaching their personal goals while helping cancer patients reach theirs

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Moms in Training code Savannah

There’s no influence like a mom’s. It’s a power that can do good for blood cancer patients everywhere; which is why Moms in Training is looking for moms and moms-to-be to join them.

The program is geared towards moms with kids of all ages looking to get in shape and help save lives while doing it.

It’s called Moms In Training, inspired by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) premier fundraising campaign, Team In Training.

Moms In Training meets the needs of today’s busy moms. It’s a flexible 8-10-week workout program where moms come together to get in shape while raising funds for cancer treatments.

Once training is completed, you will have the opportunity to complete 3.1 mile walk or run at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah 5K with family, friends and neighbors cheering you on! If you would like complete an event that is a longer distance, there’s Team In Training, which will prepare you for marathons (26.2 miles), half marathons (13.1), triathlons and hike events. To learn more, watch the Moms In Training video

Here’s what Moms In Training will do for you:

Get in shape and reach personal goals

Flexible workout schedules

Meet other moms in your communities

Create social networking groups

Help each other with training and fundraising

Attend events throughout the season for you and your family

Here’s what you will do for cancer patients:

Help save lives

Raise funds for cancer research

Contribute to the LLS goal of a world without blood cancers.

Proof that fundraising programs like Moms In Training work are reflected in the fact that in 1960 only 3% of all children with a blood cancer survived. Today, thanks to funds raised by moms like you, it’s a 90% survival rate. But we need to continue working to find cures and ensure access to treatments not someday, but today.

Join us and other moms in your community. Get In Shape. Meet Moms. Fight Cancer.

Want to Sign Up?

To sign up, go online to

SouthernMamas Discount

Moms In Training has generously offered a registration discount to SouthernMamas readers!  When you register, enter the coupon code MAMASAVES for 75% off your registration fee.

Discount code for Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K

Team in Training Discount code for Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K: PUBSAV $50 registration (TNT) Expires March 15, 2016

Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Savannah Women’s Half & 5K | 7am
Historic District – Savannah

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Free admission to Savannah Children’s Museum for KiDS ROCK Savannah racers

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Savannah Children's Museum Kids Rock race Savannah Is your little rock star gearing up for race day? The KiDS ROCK Savannah countdown is on, with only 1 month to go.

Each child registered for KiDS ROCK Savannah will receive a one day admission ticket to Savannah Children’s Museum!

At the KiDS Rock Savannah race, kids in grades K – 7 celebrate being active, having fun with their friends in a 1 mile fun run (1/2 mile for kindergarteners) at Daffin Park, Savannah.

Located in Tricentennial Park, Savannah Children’s Museum is the perfect place for families to explore and play. The museum is currently entirely outdoors and located in the heart of the Georgia State Railroad Museum complex. The museum features over a dozen exhibits designed to expand the imaginations of children, including an exploration maze, a reading nook and a sensory garden.

Join in on the fun during race day, plus enjoy a complimentary trip to the museum. Encourage your friends to participate and register for the race today here.

Discount code

Time is running out to register online for KiDS ROCK Savannah and Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll road races – all happening the weekend of Nov. 7-8 2015.

Register by clicking here. Save $5 with the code MAMASROCK. Valid for any of the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll races including KiDS ROCK mile race on Nov. 8 in Daffin Park, Savannah.

Online Registration Closes: Sunday, November 1, 2015.

You can register your child at the Health & Fitness Expo at the Savannah Convention Center on Thurs. Nov. 5 & Fri. Nov. 6. Details on expo registration & hours here.  


Kids in grades K – 7 will celebrate being active and having fun with their friends at this 1 mile fun run (1/2 mile for kindergarteners) at Daffin Park on Sunday.


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Join Moms in Training in Savannah at discounted rate with promo code

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Moms in Training Savannah Interested in joining Moms in Training in Savannah, a social way to get in shape, meet other moms, train for a 5K or half-relay & help fight cancer? You can!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been introducing you to your Moms in Training captains who will be encouraging you during your Saturday mornings runs in Daffin Park.

Today we’re introducing you to James (pictured here) –  the Moms In Training Honored Hero this season.

James is 4 years old and was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in August of 2013. James has gone through quite a bit in his short life. He’s endured chemo, radiation, bone marrow biopsies, transfusions and many more procedures.

Expected to be done with treatment in December of 2016, James is a happy boy who loves video games, super heroes, trucks…all things little boy. He has good days and some not so good days as a side effect from his treatment.

With all that he has been through, his family says they are so very thankful that most days he is just a wild little boy.

Moms In Training is a way to help cancer patients like James.

Moms in Training includes weekly Saturday morning training sessions (8-9 am at Daffin Park).

Meet at the corner of Waters & Washington. Walkers, runners and strollers welcome.

Join today for only $25 with coupon code SAVMAMA at or contact for more info.

RSVP to or call or 912-436-3273.

To learn more about Moms In Training, click here.   5K or Half Relay options.

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