Run/walk event to benefit Savannah school sponsored by UGA’s Marine Extension Service

Savannah, Ga. – The University of Georgia Marine Extension Service presents the second annual Trees to Seas 5K Train Run and Walk on May 20, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island.

The event will feature a run or walk through the maritime forest, a half-mile Challenge Course for children and the Sea Snail Sprint for children 12 and under. Free activities for children follow the races, including arts and crafts, face-painting, live musical entertainment, a Home Depot workshop for kids, and free admission to the Aquarium with registration. The awards ceremony will include the official grand opening of the new wheelchair-accessible nature trail and boardwalk.

Event proceeds will help a local school participate in marine education programs. Registration fees are $15 for the 5K, $8 for the Challenge Course, and $8 for the Sea Snail Sprint before May 12. After May 12, all fees will increase by $5. For more information, contact Cindy Lingebach at 912-598-2336 or visit www.marex.uga.edu/aquarium.