Running in Savannah
With so many options of where to run (or walk) in Savannah and an abundance of local races, there is no reason to not join the excitement of running!
Fleet Feet Savannah is the best place to go if you need to find the perfect running shoes and gear. Their staff will analyze your run/ walk and find you the perfect fit for what you need. They are truly a one stop shop for all of your running needs from clothing, shoes, accessories and nutrients. They are also the host for the No Boundaries Beginner’s 5K training program.
Savannah Striders is a great way to get to know fellow runners and stay motivated whether through training or through the race that you have been training for together. This group is for runners of all experience levels!
Looking to go out for a jog around the town? Here’s some spots we recommend:
- Forsyth Park – Less than 2 blocks from Azalea Inn, Forsyth is our #1 choice for stretching your legs. Smack in the middle of Savannah’s Historic Districts, you won’t find a more beautiful place to soak in Savannah while you get your run in. The 1 mile path around the park is under the shade of massive oak trees and takes you past Forsyth Parks iconic fountain and endless beautiful historic architecture.
- Daffin Park – Daffiin Park is located at the most southern end of Savannah’s Historic Districts on Victory Drive. The park has 80 acres of fields, ponds, playgrounds, a dog park and Grayson Baseball Stadium. There is a 1.5 mile paved trail around the entire park so you don’t miss a thing.
- Lake Mayer – 10 minutes from downtown Savannah is Lake Mayer Community Park on the edge of Historic Sandfly. There is a 1.5 mile paved jogging trail and fitness course that wraps around the beautiful 35 acre lake. Hit Sandfly after a run for great food and shopping.
- McQueen Island Rails to Trails – Take HWY 80 13 miles from downtown Savanna to the entrance of Fort Pulaski. Park right outside the gate and lace up. Enjoy 6 miles of trail along the Savannah River to the end of McQueen Island.
- River Street and the Stairs down to it – The stretch of River Street with shops, restaurants, and monuments is just under 1 mile and has a beautiful view of the Savannah River and Hutchinson Island on the other side. Where you can make up for any lack of distance on your run is to tackle one of the staircases that leads you down to the river a few times. It’s an adventure for some, you have to be careful, but they never disappoint the thighs.
Check out this race schedule!