Armstrong Pirates 5K Run Coming to Downtown

(July 30, 2010) Armstrong Atlantic State University will host a 5K run/walk along Bull Street on Saturday, September 25, kicking off a new university tradition and helping to celebrate Armstrong's 75th anniversary in 2010.

The “5K Armstrong Pirates on the Run” will start and finish at the north end of Forsyth Park, near the Armstrong House, where the university was founded in 1935. The route will take runners south in a loop around the park and then north on Bull Street, past five city squares, before heading south again on Bull Street.

Andy Carter, Pirate Athletics director, is serving as inaugural chairman for the race.

The event, a fundraiser that will support scholarships to benefit students of merit, is open to all. The entry fee—$20 until September 22 and $22 thereafter—includes the race T-shirt. Start time is 8:15 a.m.

To register, visit or pick up a registration form at Fleet Feet, 3405 Waters Avenue (912.355.3527) and mail to Armstrong Atlantic State University, Office Of Advancement, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419.

For further information, contact Suzanne Ansley in the Armstrong Office of Advancement, at 912.344.2870.