Guale Preserve Trail Run & Fun - Community Celebration


Please join the Board, Staff, Ambassadors, and Volunteers of the St. Simons Land Trust for a Community Celebration of Guale Preserve, a 258-acre wilderness area on the north end of St. Simons Island with abundant ecological, historical and cultural significance.

The celebration will include the island's first Trail Run through Polly's Trail inside the Preserve. Participants can choose between running the loop once or twice. Following the Trail Run, guests can participate in several fun, educational activities including those for kids.


Trail Run

  • 8:00AM - 9:00AM
  • 1.5-mile loop or 3-mile double loop


  • 9:00AM - 11:00AM
  • Wildlife Encounters
  • History Talks
  • Naturalist-Led Hikes
  • ...and more!


There will be NO parking at the main entrance, Middle Road. Attendees are asked to bike into the Preserve or park at Oglethorpe Point Elementary School. A trolley will drive attendees from Oglethorpe to Guale Preserve from 7:30AM-11:30AM. Runners are asked to take the first trolley at 7:30AM. The race will begin at 8:00AM sharp.

Please Note: The Trail Run is limited to 100. Early registration is therefore advised. The first 50 registrants receive a free T-shirt.


Stay tuned for more details.


Thank you to our Sponsors and Volunteers!


SUPPORTING SPONSORS: Winn-Dixie, Sandy Bottom Bagels, Fuse, and Keep Golden Isles Beautiful

PARTICIPATING PARTNERS: Sea Island Nature Center and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

A special thank you to the Qintanar Running Company for guiding us in this endeavor.



**Heavy rain cancels event.**