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Savannah's Rails to Trails run held Saturday morning

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TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah's first ever Rails to Trails run along Highway 80 near Fort Pulaski was held Saturday morning.

Organizers of the run hoped to raise money to restore the historic trail.

Over the years, the trail has become overgrown with weeds and plants, and is in danger of being eroded away.

Runners say the ultra marathon is worth saving an historic piece of land.

Viewers may remember Kelly Luckett, who ran the race on a prosthetic leg participating in her first ultra marathon, and April Burns, who ran after suffering a leg injury late in her training.

Both women were able to finish the race and cross the finish line.

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