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Help the Hoo-Hahs 2017 5K, Savannah

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Help the Hoo-Has 5K Run Walk Savannah Memorial Health

We don’t typically promote fun runs & road races because there are just so many that, well, that fun runs & road races would end up being all we’d promote.

But this annual jogging-stroller friendly Savannah race is for such a good cause, it’s too important NOT to promote: the Help the Hoo-Hahs 2017 5K run or walk on Sept. 23 2017, 8:30AM @ Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr, Savannah GA 31421.

This is a flat scenic course for walkers & runners of all ages. Jogging strollers & dogs on leashes are welcome.

Since 2011, this race has raised more than $150,000 for financial assistance for women battling ovarian, cervical & other GYN cancers.

Register online here.

Hosted by Help the Hoo-Hahs Gynecological Cancer Awareness and Memorial University Medical Center

KiDS Rock Savannah 2017: 1 mile fun run, Daffin Park, Nov. 5

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

KiDS Rock Savannah 2016Finishing 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 2017
1-3PM Sun. Nov. 5
Daffin Park in Savannah, GA
For race time, click here.
Run with your friends. Team Registration available. Read more here.

Registration Information

Register here.

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.

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

Splash & Sprint: Safe Kids Savannah run & swim race, rescheduled for Oct. 14

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Splash and Sprint kids race in Savannah

UPDATE: Due to the aftermath of hurricane Irma, the Splash and Sprint has been rescheduled for Oct. 14 2017. Registration will remain open until Oct. 13. If you have any questions or concerns, please send them to joneske4@memorialhealth.com.

Safe Kids Savannah will hold Splash and Sprint, a timed swimming and running event presented by Dr. Mark Kamaleson of Optim Orthopedics, Sat. Oct. 14, at the Chatham County Aquatic Center & Lake Mayer in Savannah.

Participants can register online here.

The event is for youth ages 6 to 15 and the top male and female finishers will receive a medal. All participants will receive a ribbon.

The swim & run event is unique to coastal Georgia. The event helps promote water & sports safety & is also a fundraiser for Safe Kids Savannah. Funds raised through Splash & Sprint help to purchase items such as bicycle helmets, child safety seats & life jackets that can be distributed throughout local communities.

Packet pick-up will take place on Fri. Oct. 13, 4-7PM @ the Chatham County Aquatic Center, 7240 Sallie Mood Drive.

For more information about Splash and Sprint, email cjchasta@chathamcounty.org or click here.

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.

C.R.E.W. Kids!: The Savannah Mile after-school training program for kids

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

CREW Kids Fleet Feet Savannah After-School Running program

CREW Kids! Savannah

Do your kids have some energy in the afternoons that you sometimes just don’t know what to do with when they get home from school?

CREW kids! program in Savannah includes running, field games and other fun activities that are perfect for releasing energy. This program will prepare your kids for the The Savannah Mile on Saturday, May 27th, 2017.

This 6-week program is facilitated by certified coaches who have a passion for encouraging and empowering our younger generation to live healthy, active lifestyles – and they make it fun. Instilling the value of physical exercise in the hearts and minds of children will translate into lifelong desire to stay fit for a healthier tomorrow.

April 19 – May 27 2017
Location: Daffin Park
Wednesdays 4:30PM-5:20PM
Registration Fee: $25 (includes a C.R.E.W. kids! shirt). REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Goal Race: The Savannah Mile
Age Range: Pre-Kindergarten – 5th Grade (OR Ages 4 to 10)
Questions? Email melissa@fleetfeetsavannah.com

Learn more here. 

Ignite the Senses 1st Annual Autism Awareness 5K Bubble Run & Children’s Dash, Bluffton

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Autism Awareness 5K Dash Bluffton 2017 Here’s a way to participate in a 5K and raise money for people with autism.

The Ignite the Senses 1st Annual Autism Awareness 5K Bubble Run & Children’s Dash, April 29 2017, 8-10AM

This 5K Bubble Run & Children’s Dash is to raise community awareness and acceptance for those living with autism. The proceeds from this event will provide scholarships and special activities, such as a caring Santa and art and music programs for the special needs population.

The 5K race starts and ends at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. It is a fast and flat course thru Old Town Bluffton, chipped timed by Palmetto Running Company. Followed by a Children’s DASH event. The award ceremony will take place following DASH.

Packet Pick up Friday April 28 9AM-7PM at Ignite the Senses Gym, 163 Bluffton Road, Suite C-1 and Race day morning from 7-7:30AM at the race start.

Race location: Downtown Bluffton starting and ending at the Oyster Factory.

No race day registration available.

Register here. 

Ignite the Senses, www.ignitethesensesgym.com. Stay connected by liking Ignite the Senses on Facebook here . Ignite the Senses is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

You’re invited to particpate in a Color-A-Thon 2017 Event in Pooler

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Color-A=Thon Savannah Pooler 2017 The community is invited to participate in the Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School Color-A-Thon Event in Pooler on Sat. April 1 2017.

This fun, healthy event is a fundraiser in which students collect donations, earn rewards and then participate in a 3K fun run as a culminating event. The students, their friends and family and other supporters can walk, run, skip, or dance through a course where they all will get blasted by color dust!

Coastal Empire Montessori, a Pre-K through 5th Grade charter school, serves students from all over Chatham County.

Register

Registration fee is $30 and includes a T-shirt and a color dye pack. (The color dust is safe, non-toxic and completely washable.) To register, click here. Online registration must be completed by March 22, 2017. There will also be on-site registration on the day of the event, however t-shirts will not be available onsite and will be shipped afterward.

The Coastal Empire Montessori Color-a-Thon
April 1, 2017, at 10AM (with day-of registration opening at 9AM)
@ Tom Triplett Community Park in Pooler, GA.
To donate or register, click here.

About Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School

Come see all the Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School has to offer.

Attend an open house or guided tour of this PreK4-5th grade public charter school on Wed. March 29, 6PM.

Guided tours are every Wednesday at 10AM. Advance registration required by calling 912.395.4070.

Applications for the 2017-18 school year are being accepted now. Deadline to apply: April 7, 2017 at midnight. 

The lottery will be Tues. April 11, 2017 @ 6:30PM

Learn more about the school application process here.

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School
301 Buckhalter Road
Savannah, GA 31405

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School, cemco.org,  (912) 395-4070, cemcssav@gmail.com  On Facebook here. Coastal Empire Montessori is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Holidays 2016: 7th Annual Reindeer Run, Dec. 17

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

7th Annual Reindeer Run Savannah Participate in this Savannah Holiday run for a great cause on Sat. Dec. 17 2016.

Reindeer Run participants will enjoy an 8K, a kiddie race, and lots of after-race games and activities perfect for all ages at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island.

There will also be a Best Cookie contest among top pastry chefs in the area.

This Reindeer Run benefits the important work of the Rape Crises Center of the Coastal Empire. Proceeds will support the Prevention Education program at the Rape Crisis Center which offers healthy relationship resources and training for local schools, colleges and organizations, including Safer, Smarter Kids, Anti-Bully, Safe Dates, and Sexual Harassment curriculum.

Younger kids can enjoy a FREE kiddie race at 8:45AM. The 8K for youth and adults will begin at 9AM on Sat. Dec. 17 2016.

All youth over the age of 12 are encouraged to raise funds for their $30 race entry fee for the 8K, which includes a T-shirt, food, and post-race festivities. Prizes will be awarded to youth with most funds raised. Prizes will also be awarded to best overall in women and men in each age category.

T-shirts will be available to the first 100 registrants

Register 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 www.AdoptSavannah.com or www.CovenantCareAdoptions.com 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

Register for the race online here. 

For more info

Questions can be directed to Race Director Megan Sullivan at MeganSullivan84@gmail.com.

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

Learn more here. 

Brain & Brawn 5K combines running & STEM activities, Savannah

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Brain & Brawn 5K & STEM Challenge Savannah

Brain & Brawn 5K & 5K Challenge 2016 for All Ages, Savannah 

Join the Society of Women Engineers Oct. 1 2016 for the Brain & Brawn 5K & 5K Challenge, mixing fun, family, science and exercise for everyone to enjoy.

If you don’t want to just run a 5K, then sign up for our 5K Challenge to put your brain and your legs to the test.

Each participant in the 5K Challenge must complete 6 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related activities along the course.

All ages welcome!

You can run, skip, walk, or crawl. Organizers promise you will have a great time and learn some cool things along the way.

Register 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. 

YMCA of Coastal Georgia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

KiDS Rock Savannah 2016: 1 mile fun run, Daffin Park, Nov. 6

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

KiDS Rock Savannah 2016Finishing 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 2016
1-3PM Sun. Nov. 6
Daffin Park in Savannah, GA
For race time, click here.
Run with your friends. Team Registration available. Read more here.

Registration Information

Register here.

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.

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

FREE Beaufort Shrimp Festival 2016, Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Beaufort Shrimp Festival 2014 Annual two-day Beaufort Shrimp Festival celebrates local food, live music & contests @ the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park on Fri. Sept. 30 & Sat. Oct. 1 2016. The festival will feature local food, live music, contests & more.

Food & beverages will be available for purchase.

At 8AM Sat. Oct. 1, participate in the 5k Run/Walk & the children’s Popcorn Shrimp Run. Food & beverage booths, the Arts & Crafts Market & the children’s area will open later in the morning, followed by the adult Shrimp Heading and children’s Shrimp Peeling competitions, Restaurant Competition, the Sea Island Rotary’s Charity Shrimp Race & live entertainment.

The Sea Island Rotary Club’s Annual Charity Shrimp Race gives spectators the opportunity to adopt one or more of the 5,000 rubber floating shrimp that are dropped into the Beaufort River. Shrimp will float toward a designated finish line & the first 10 to finish will earn their owners $5,000 in cash, plus offer the chance to win $1M.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL FAMILY EVENTS, CLICK HERE.  

 

Savannah Haunted Houses: Alee Shriners’ Terror Plantation

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Alee Shriners Presents the 10th Annual Terror Plantation Haunted House in Savannah

100 Eisenburg Drive off Skidaway Road
912.355.2443 or 912.429.3059

Halloween 2016 dates for the Haunted House are every Friday & Saturday night in October & Monday Oct. 31. For older kids & adults. Oct. 21-22, Oct. 28,29, 31. Details here.

Hours: 7:30PM-11 PM
Cost: $10 adults; $6 kids 12 & younger. Debit/Credit

Military Discounts
Group Discounts for 6 or more
Concessions

Details here. 

 

Contact aleehauntedhouse@gmail.com

Register for Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia Savannah

Register your daughter for a program that aims to help increase her self esteem, joy, confidence and physical activity while making healthy life choices: Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia.

Girls on the Run is an empowerment program for girls in grades 3 – 8 which weaves running with a character development curriculum that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles.

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Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia after-school program
Aug. 29-Nov. 15 2016
GOTR 5K on Nov.12 in Savannah
Register online here or email or call b.aldrich@girlsontherun-ga.org 912.349.1528

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Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia Savannah Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia programs are delivered in the spring and fall each year at 50 different sites. Teams – each consisting of up to 20 girls – meet twice a week, usually right after school, for 90 minutes and are led by three trained coaches.

Lessons include subjects such as emotional health, values, cooperation, strategies for peer pressure, social media and bullying and standing up for oneself. The program finishes with a celebration event that includes a community 5k run/walk.

Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia program will begin the week of Aug. 29 and run through November 15 following the Girls on the Run 5K on Nov. 12. Registration is currently open online or through paper registration forms available at the GOTR Office on Eisenhower Drive.

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Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia Savannah Sign up to coach

GOTR is always looking for community volunteers to work with the girls. All volunteers will have background checks, CPR and AED Certification and first aid training at our expense. GOTR provides thorough training for all coaches covering the logistics of the program, general tips about coaching, and the program’s curriculum.

Register

You may register your girl or volunteer to coach through at www.girlsontherun-ga.org, email Director Beth Aldrich at b.aldrich@girlsontherun-ga.org or call the office at 912.349.1528 for more information.

Follow Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia on Facebook here.

Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Kids’ Adventure Race, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Kids' Adventure Race Savannah Hilton Head Is.

UPDATE: THE DATE OF THIS EVENT WAS CHANGED TO OCT. 22 2016. Details here. 

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.

 

Awards

First 125 participants will receive a race shirt.

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