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3rd Annual Dark Anchor

January 19, 2024 @ 6:00 AM EDT

Registration closed – Sold Out
Registration Closed

Race Highlights:

This is a timed event! Please keep in mind this isn’t a 25k race or 100 mile race! Its 34 Hours ! Go longer and further than ever before- This is the reason this event was created ! If you are attempting your first 50K and get done of Friday, come back saturday morning and add more miles. If you reach 100 miles – keep going to 125!

Please do not go by your watch for miles. This is a trap of looped races. last week at Across The Years I ended up with 105 miles on a certified course.

This is fun. Come and share some laughs – run with new and old friends but most of all, Let your spirit shine bright!

quick details

Location: Wormsloe State Park
7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah, GA 31406
Fully Stocked Aid Station: Fully Stocked Aid Station & Lunch & Dinner provided by Treehouse (only available to runners).
Yeti Food Truck: Handmade items from our Yeti Truck (only available to runners).
100 Mile Award:  100 Miles will receive a Finishers Buckle
Cupless Race: ALL Yeti events are cup-less. Bring a reusable cup and a camp cup for broth.
Other Awards:  All others will receive a big medal
NO DNF:  This is a no DNF event! Times will be collected at 25K and up! This is a chance for you to go further than you ever have before without any stress!

 

RACE TIMING
All Yeti Events are timed by ZEN ARCADE TIMING .
ZEN ARCADE provides professional chip timing for YETI TRAIL RUNNERS events from hourly races with to 200 miles insuring timing and lap accuracy with up to date advanced displays.

race course

3.5 Mile Loop – The race course is a 3.5 miles long loop. The Yeti HQ is the start/finish. There is a small out and back on Live Oak Avenue as this view never gets old. The rest of the course flows gently.

No Pacers – No Pacers.  (If you are running 100 miles, your person or persons can join you on the parade loop, last loop.)

Loop Direction – The course will be ran in a counter clockwise the entire time.

Crew Policy – Only Dark Anchor runners are allowed in Yeti HQ/Aid and food area. Not to worry if you have a crew, there are several places to eat outside of the park. If you bring crew please remind them. Our volunteers will be busy helping runners reach their goal.

Bib & Packet Pickup

Fleet Feet
3405 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404
Thursday from 4 PM – 7 PM

Race Day Schedule

Friday – All Distances Race Start 6am

  • You may arrive at the park gate at 5:15 am if you need to set up a chair or a drop bag.
  • Please don’t pull all the way to the gate if you arrive before opening as our yeti volunteers need to gain access and set up parking.
  • You may set up a canopy on either side of the dirt/grass trail leading to Yeti Headquarters.
  • If you are chasing your first 25k or 50k or looking to do some night training, you can start up until midnight, but you have to be in the park by 10 PM

The park gate closes at dark.

  • Runners may leave at any time up until 10pm. After 10pm we can’t have any traffic on the gravel way as runners will be using this section overnight.

There is nothing like running under the canopy of the trees to the old iron gate at night. Its a must experience and will provide a great opportunity for those seeking their longest distance.

  • Runners may return to the park at 7am Saturday, if they wish to add a few bonus miles and cheer some new friends into the finish.

Saturday – Course closes at 4pm

  • After Party at Moodright’s Bar presented  by our friends at Creature Comforts Brewing!
  • 7pm – Patrick Reagan & Friends!

Moodright’s Bar Address
2424 Abercorn St, Savannah, Ga 31401

Aid Station

Aid Station will be stocked with Gatorade /water various goods along with the typical aid station fare.

If you have dietary restrictions or only eat pineapple pizza- your car is only parked a few yards from the start/finish area.

trash & bathrooms

Trash: Please bag and take out any trash you or your crew generate outside of the Yeti HQ. Please don’t overload park trash cans and leave an unsightly mess for other park visitors to look at in this beautiful historic space.

Bathrooms: We will have portables near the start/finish and there’s also an awesome bathroom at the loop start/finish at the park offices. Please do your part in keeping the restrooms clean. One of the reasons the park wanted us back is all of you kept the bathrooms and grounds cleaner than the busuest of days. Thank you all for being good stewards of the GA State Parks .

Diversity & Inclusion Policies

Criteria for AWD Entry

Criteria for AWD Entry

  • AWDs must be able to run the course
  • Tethers may be used for athletes with a visually impairment
  • Leg prosthetics may be used for amputees.
  • Crutches, braces, or poles may be used if indicated/necessary, with approval from the RD.
  • Since the course is a trail through the mountains, it is not suitable for athletes in wheelchairs (see more on this below).
  • AWDs must be able to finish within the 30 hour cutoff.

Diversity & Inclusion Policy

Inclusion Matters

O ne of the things we strive for is to create inclusion and equality in the running community. As much as we want to say that all you need to run is a pair of shoes, we know the reality is much more complex. To create intentional space for people, the Yetis want to make it clear that our races are for everyone.

Entrance Policy for Transgender Athletes

We will accept each entrant’s declared gender at face value, and no additional supporting evidence is required. Athletes may register as the gender they identify with.

Entrance Policy for Non-Binary Athletes

People whose gender is not male or female; including but not limited to: genderqueer, agender, bigender. We want to acknowledge, respect, and provide opportunity in the registration process to express their desired pronouns. Please email yetitrailrunners@gmail.com after registration and we will amend our records as Ultrasignup does not currently have that option.

Refund Policy

Shi!* Happens

A s a runner it’s inevitable that you’re going to register for a race that at some point later on you’re unfortunately not going to be able to start for one reason or another. It happens to all of us, especially as race registrations need to open months in advance of the races themselves, and life happens during those interim months: Injuries, work, family emergencies, etc.

We assure you we get it; we really do. And we strive to be as understanding and cooperative as we practically and financially can. But just because the race hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean we haven’t already incurred significant expenses related to that race. We pay taxes on the income from the entry fees; we pay for permits, insurance, and supplies (including race shirts, buckles and other awards) For all of these reasons and more we cannot offer refunds, deferrals or transfers.