Shiloh TN- Enjoy the scenic beauty of America’s best preserved battlefield at the 9th annual Shiloh “Run in the Park”. Rotary Club of Savannah is the host of this 4 miler at Shiloh National Military Park on Saturday, May 13 marking a salutatory conclusion of a week-long celebration to National Tourism Week in beautiful Hardin County, Tennessee.
Registration begins at 8 am and the run starts at 9 am with a send-off led by General Grant portrayed to perfection by Dr. Curt Fields. The General and Mrs. Grant will be visiting Shiloh, chatting with runners, reminiscing of his days spent at Shiloh during the battle 155 years ago.
Young and old alike can walk, jog, or run down historic lanes lined with cannons, monuments and split-rail fences. The setting combines the historic attractions of Shiloh Battlefield along a 4 mile loop ran mostly on asphalt. The start is located at the intersection of Corinth-Pittsburgh Landing Road and the Hamburg-Purdy Road. The course runs west past Shiloh Church and then will continue turning left except for right turn at Reconnecting Road and Peabody Road, finishing in front of Shiloh Church. All runners get to enjoy the beauty of the Park and the majestic Tennessee River in springtime.
No celebration would be complete without food and refreshments at the finish, and a greeting by General Grant! Water stations on the course, of course! All runners get a cool tee! There will be awards presented by, yes, you guessed it, General Grant for race winners in several categories. Pre-registration fee for the 4 miler is $20; forms can be found on line at www.facebook.com/RotaryClubSavannahTN Savannah Rotary or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting Tennessee River Museum in downtown Savannah.
“Runners from the tri-state area and all surrounding counties have already begun signing up to run” shared Club President Nick Lewis, “we invite all groups and individuals to join us…whether you are a runner, a walker, or a civil war history buff, you’ll love this event!”
Registration and parking will be marked, and Rotarians will be directing traffic. All proceeds go to the Savannah Rotary / Rotary International, which benefits high school scholarships, and several international endeavors including PolioPLus (a program launched by Rotary International to eradicate polio from the earth). A full break down of these programs can be found at www.facebook.com/RotaryClubSavannahTN.
1055 Pittsburg Landing Road
Shiloh, TN 38376