SHILOH, Tenn. – Enjoy the scenic beauty of America’s best preserved battlefield at the 9th annual Shiloh “Run in the Park” with registration at 8 a.m. and the run starting 9 a.m. May 13 at Shiloh National Military Park.
The race includes a special send-off led by General Grant portrayed by Curt Fields.
Rotary Club of Savannah is the host of this 4-mile run marking a salutatory conclusion of a week-long celebration to National Tourism Week in Hardin County, Tennessee.
The General and Mrs. Grant visit 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 are on the course and all runners get a cool tee. Awards are presented by General Grant as well for race winners in several categories.
Pre-registration fee for the 4 miler is $20.
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).
For more information and pre-registration, visit www.facebook.com/RotaryClubSavannahTN.
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