7 Marathons in 7 Consecutive days
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Welcome the the Fifth Annual Savage Seven. This year we will be celebrating our fifth year and we would love to have you join us for a week of fun, food, camaraderie, and, of course, the challenge of completing a marathon every day for seven days straight. Or, if seven days sounds like a bit too much, you may sign up for single days.
Location: Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway in Ocala, Florida.
In previous years, the event was held at different locations. Year one was in Ocala, home of our namesake and originator of
the event Chuck Savage. The course was a local high school track with 105 2/3 laps making up the marathon distance. It was
decided at that time to make the Savage Seven an annual event and a race comittee was started in order to continue the fun.
Cheryl Murck was the race director for year two, with the course on the track of the University of West Florida in Pensacola.
In year three, race director Bettie Wailes took us off the track and onto a 1/2+ mile loop around a high school parking lot.
Last year, Chuck Savage again took on the role of race director and our course as a 5+ mile loop on the Marjorie Harris Carr
Cross Florida Greenway in Ocala. It was decided to make this location a permanent home for the event. Cheryl Murdock will again
serve as race director this year, assisted by the other committee members: Chuck Savage, Robert "Cowboy Jeff" Bishton,
and Bettie Wailes.
DATES: As usual, the series will begin on December 26, 2014 and conclude on January 1, 2015.
COURSE: The course is a loop of just over 5 miles, repeated 5 times. A small portion at the start runs through the parking lot, then onto the actual asphalt Greenway, down a short dead end residential street to an aid station and back onto the Greeway. There are two aid stations, one at the starting/turn around area with full restroom facilities, and another at the far turn around with a port-a-pottie near it. A few small hills, no vehicular traffic. The course is certified. Even though we say there is an 8-hour time limit, everyone will be allowed to finish.
Perks: Runners will receive an event shirt, goody bag, typical aid station drinks/snacks,lunch, a finisher's medal for each day completed, fun, friends, and an achievement to be proud of. Finishers of all seven days will receive a special award and certificate in recognition of having completed 7 marathons in 7 consecutive days.
Packet Pickup, Lodging, etc. We are hoping to work out a deal with the same "host motel" as last year. A 24-hour restaurant at the same location (with a discount offeredto motelguests) made it convenient for get-togethers with fellow participants. We will keep you informed as to lodging, packet pickup, and possisblegroup dinners as details are worked out.
Registration Info: Please see our registration pagefor mail-in and online registration: We encourage you to either register as soon as possible. Due to the growing popularity of this event, we may have to limit the number of runners.
Questions? Contact Cheryl Murdock, Race Director. 1510 N. Barcelona Street, Pensacola,FL 32501. Email: email@example.com
The trail Sign at Trailhead Mike Brooks & Frank Bartocci Last year's medals
"Mama" Jean Evansmore is the only person to have completed all seven days all four years.