Submitted by: Karen Robertson

Love, exercise and chocolate are in the air with the LOVE CHOCOLATE HALF MARATHON AND 10K sponsored by Urgent Care of Berwick and presented by Endurance Race Services. A portion of event proceeds help the Cory Joseph Wilson Memorial, Inc. purchase AEDs (automated external defibrillators) for facilities in need.

Runners and walkers still have a chance to participate in a special “pre-Valentine’s” event, the Savannah Love Chocolate Half Marathon and 10K. Presented by Endurance Race Services (ERS), the Saturday, February 11 event at Southbridge is unique in more ways than one.  A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Cory Joseph Wilson Memorial, Inc. and its effort to purchase AEDs for facilities in need.

According to ERS, “This Half Marathon and 10K features chocolate treats from packet pickup, on the course, all the way to the finish line. Hot chocolate, coffee, fondue-style treats, and our festive finish line will make this a great Valentine’s Day Weekend event.”  In addition, “Southbridge is beautiful and the course is the favorite training area for one of our race directors. It features lakes, perfect lawns, old trees, smooth roads and sidewalks. There are low traffic levels on the open course and the homeowners are gracious.”

ABOUT THE DESIGNATED EVENT CHARITY: This event’s designated charity is the Cory Joseph Wilson Memorial, Inc. The foundation’s namesake, Cory Joseph Wilson, a Savannah native, died in 2013 at age 21 due to a fatal cardiac arrhythmia while in class at Georgia Southern University. There was no AED (automated external defibrillator) nearby at that time. The 501-c-3 foundation uses funds to purchase AEDs for facilities in need. For more information go to www.fireball40.org.

RACE DETAILS: Electronic Non-Chip timing
Finisher Medal and mug included with race registration
Bag and Key Check option
$5 Childcare while you run (ages 3 to 12)
This race’s photos are free for download.

Late Registration until February 11 is $35 for the 10K and $50 for the Half Marathon. There is a race cap of 600 participants.

RACE SCHEDULE

Thursday, February 9: Online Registration Closes at 10PM VERIFY!!!!!!!!
Friday, February 10: Packet Pickup (Savannah Rae’s Popcorn next to Kroger on Hwy 17) 10AM-5PM

Saturday, February 11: Race Day!
7:15AMRegistration and Packet pickup open onsite
8:45AMClose of race day registration
9AM Race Start
Finish line food is first class with coffee, hot chocolate, chocolate treats, and Girl Scout Cookies!