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Ruckus Comes to Lake Lanier Islands This November!

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Ruckus. Think of mud. And endurance, and courage, and perseverance, and determination. But mostly, think of mud.
The Ruckus obstacle race is one of the nation’s premier 5K series, and on November 16, it’s going to be right here at Lake Lanier Islands. Ruckus may seem intimidating at first for those of us who aren’t quite the studly studs we were in college, but event coordinators have made sure there’s something for anyone aged 2-82! It’s all achievable – one of the messages that Ruckus promotes. In fact, very nearly 100% of runners finish, and that’s a pretty big achievement for a 5K obstacle race! It was even purposefully created for those looking for the adult playground experience. Who doesn’t look at a kids’ playground and think about how fun it was to clamber all over the climbing walls and slide down the ridiculously hot metal slides? No hot metal slides at Ruckus though, you’ll have to be satisfied with immense mud hills, piles of tires, and mud gardens. Sounds like a fun time, right?! And no parents to fuss at you for getting mud all over your clothes! In fact, Ruckus has even been described as everything from “the ultimate family adventure,” to “the #1 obstacle race under 10k.” So come on out and experience an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and fun.
Come run Ruckus Atlanta at Lake Lanier Islands for yourself or enjoy the kids obstacle race (they did say there was something for everyone!). The Mini Ruckus is an awesome way to get your kids involved in the obstacle race fun.

Ahem, we are running (see what we did there?) a bit of a special for our Ruckus runners. Reserve your room November 15 or 16 and receive a Ruckus discount! Just use the promotional code “131115RUCK”, and book your stay at their stunning hotel rooms and suites equipped with the finest amenities! Click here to reserve you room.

Now here’s something that will get you excited about getting those running shoes all dirtified! Ruckus Sports is excited to partner with Barrel Aid to provide shoes to children and teens in need. Barrel Aid will collect your muddy shoes post-event, clean them and ship them to Mission-Haiti’s schools in the mountains around Ti-Rivier, Haiti, with all of the remaining shoes going to children and teens in need in the Dakota area. Barrel Aid supplies clean shoes, fresh water, food, schooling and hope for over 1,600 children in Southern Haiti where no other groups are serving and the need is extremely urgent. So you can feel good about the race, and then feel great about helping out a kid who could one day be the next Usain Bolt. Usain Bolt 2.0 with your running shoes.

There’s really no reason not to sign up and run the Ruckus. So, for more information on this totally awesome event, check out runruckus.com, or you can follow them on twitter, or like them on facebook. Or all of those. More pictures!!

Fall 2012 Athletic Events & Races

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Come out and enjoy the best weather among the best surroundings here at Lake Lanier Islands Resort

It’s no wonder why there are so many more races in the South during the late Summer, Fall, and early winter months. It’s simply THE BEST time of year to not only be outside, but be active as well.

It’s not too hot and it’s not too cold. It’s just right for a little outdoor athleticism! We’ve compiled a list of our upcoming races being held here at Lake Lanier Islands and we hope that you’ll come out and enjoy not only the weather, but the chance to support physical fitness and wellness. In fact, we believe wellness should always be a top priority, which is why we constantly work to provide wellness programs for our corporate travelers staying at Legacy Lodge, as well as an extensive selection of both hiking and walking trails encompassing every one of our Islands. See the list of all our trails and download a map.

Lake Lanier Islands Triathlon | September 30th, 2012

Hosted here at the beautiful Fall grounds of Lake Lanier Islands Resort, the Lake Lanier Islands Triathlon not only pushes you to your limits as an athlete, but also takes you on an amazing voyage across our charming Resort.

Swim across the waters of Sunset Cove where water temperature should be in the 70’s. Bike through a looped course that is very fast with only one small hill on the course. Run across flat terrain with lots of shade during the entire course. Experience the Lake Lanier Islands Triathlon at one of the most scenic courses in the South. Read More

Lanier Under the Lights 5K | November 11th, 2012

This 5K run/walk winds through 3.1 miles of towering Christmas light displays as part of Lake Lanier Islands Resort’s Magical Nights of Lights.

THIS RACE BENEFITS:
Marine Corps, Toys for TotsBring an unwrapped toy or a check valued at $10.00 or more for entry into a raffle with several great prizes. Hamilton Mill Christian Church’s, Secret Santa MissionHelps to fund local community outreach missions. Read More