Location: Savannah, Georgia
Welcome back to Savannah!
The second annual Savannah Scramble is here! 10 hours of human-powered exploration of Savannah and its surrounding nature areas will show you a side of this historic city you’ve never seen before.
This was the very first adventure race under the Possum Jump masthead, as well as the only adventure race in the Savannah area, so we’re incredibly proud to bring it back for its second year.
As with last year’s event, you will sign in and get your maps at our home base/finish location, and be transported to the starting line to begin your race!
All adventure races are based on your individual ability. None of the checkpoints are mandatory, so you can decide how much ground you want to cover and how many checkpoints you’ll go after. Not a strong mountain biker? Shorten that portion of the course and focus on the trek. Not confident in the kayak? Take your time with it, and make up ground on the trek. It’s the choose-your-own-adventure race you never knew existed!
The only rule is to ring the finish line bell before the 10 hour limit runs out. If you cover the entire course, you can expect about 25k in biking, 12-15k trek, and a 5k paddle.
Savannah is famous for its historic district, and you can be sure that part of the event will explore this 300-year-old architectural jewel, with its beautiful garden squares and haunted courtyards. But you’ll also mountain bike down forgotten canal paths and nature trails, and kayak through primeval marshes, past oyster beds and century-old cypress trees, as you make your way to the finish line. We can’t promise you an alligator, but last year’s racers saw eagles, osprey, whitetail deer, and even a bobcat!
Teams can be 2, 3, or 4 people, or you can race as a solo competitor. The flat terrain and beginner-friendly navigation mean that this is a GREAT event for first time racers, and solo competitors have a great time here as well – there are plenty of places to check in with the PJA race staff, and loads of spots to resupply and catch your breath.
We get the kayaks for this race from a local outfitter, so bringing your own is highly encouraged! We give a $35 per-racer discount if you bring your own gear (but you must bring your own pfd’s and paddles if you bring your own boat). Just use the coupon code OWNBOAT.
Extensive camping and hotel options mean you can stay near the starting line or at the beach, and if you have family along they can explore the Historic District while you race!
Coming from out of town? Our partner bike shop, Savannah on Wheels, can receive and assemble your bike pre-race, or you can rent a bike from them. The unique nature of Savannah means you can do this event on a mountain bike, gravel bike, or hybrid.
Need a cooling beverage while you are in Savannah? Our primary sponsor, White Whale Craft Ales, is Savannah’s premier craft beer store and pub. Stop by for a growler of ale to take back to your campsite, or stay and chat with Jason about the local restaurant scene – he’s a serious foodie and knows all the hot spots.
All of our races this year are hosted on RunSignUp to make registration as simple as possible. Register your team as individuals and we’ll get with you about your team info. Use the coupon code OWNBOAT to access your discount if you’re bringing your own gear. And you’re all set!
Like all Possum Jump events, the Scramble has a local charity that receives 2% of all registration fees, and also gets all the proceeds from our pre-race raffle! We are so happy that Savannah Wildlife Rescue Center has once again agreed to accept our donation to help with their important work on behalf of Savannah’s orphaned and injured wildlife. (We are not at all influenced by the fact that they rescue baby possums on the regular)
And like all Possum Jump events, we have a FREE mini-clinic the night before the race to soothe any first time jitters, and our famous post-race BBQ and party after the event!See All Event Posts