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Critz Race for Preservation takes to the streets
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On Feb. 23, participants in the second annual Critz Race for Preservation 10K/5K in Savannah will be out walking and running in support of the Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF).

The 10K race will start at 8 a.m. Feb. 23 in Forsyth Park near the Mansion on Forsyth.  The route is a certified course that leads participants through five of the eight historic districts within Savannah’s city limits.  

This year the Critz Race for Preservation is offering a 5K run/walk in addition to the original 10K. “This year’s addition of the 5K will open our event to a whole new audience of individuals who want to enjoy the race’s atmosphere but in a lower intensity,” said Dale Critz Jr. “We want the participants to be able to enjoy the scenic course at their own pace.”

Registration forms are available at Critz BMW and Mercedes-Benz, Fleet Feet Sports, the Downtown Athletic Club, Savannah area YMCA’s and the Historic Savannah Foundation office. The entry fee before Feb. 15 is $20 for either the 10K/5K run or the 5K walk; late registration after Feb. 15 is $25. The entry fee includes a T-shirt and refreshments.
Online registration is also available at www.active.com. Online registration closes Feb. 22 at 11:59 p.m. EST but participants will be able to register at the event starting at 7:15 a.m.

Presented by Critz, Inc. of Savannah and organized by the Historic Savannah Foundation, the Critz Race for Preservation 10K/5K is designed to better educate the public about HSF and the multiple historic districts in the city.

Additional sponsors include HLC Hotels, First Chatham Bank, Wachovia, Bloomquist, JT Turner Construction Co. Inc., Queensboro National Bank and Trust, Thomas and Hutton, Fleet Feet Sports, Connect Savannah, WRHQ 105.3 FM and WTOC-TV.

All proceeds benefit the Historic Savannah Foundation, whose mission is to preserve and protect Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement.