(WTVM) – Driving across the state is one thing, but how about running or biking 260 miles from Savannah to Columbus. More than 100 people from the Chattahoochee Valley did just that for the Run Across Georgia event this Memorial Day weekend.
This is the 9th year for Run Across Georgia founder and race director John Teeples to run the entire route himself, this time going some of those 260 miles with his dog Kevin, placing an American flag at every mile, a reminder of the purpose to honor our military. For the 20+ relay teams, the path is split up into 50 separate legs or transitions.
The 20+ teams have raised more than $120,000 so far for the 2017 event, all of it going to House of Heroes. It is not too late to donate: click here to donate.
After a 37-hour journey, runners crossed the finish line for Run Across Georgia Sunday afternoon on the 1100 block of Broadway in downtown Columbus.