Sports Strategies partnered with the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Augusta University to create and host “Own the Woods,” a multi-sport festival and expo that served as a promotional platform and benefit for the medical institution. The event was held September 14, 2019 at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans, Georgia. The event featured a 3-hour mountain bike race and 5-mile trail race, as well as interactive expo with food, climbing wall, and lifestyle activities vendors.
The evening before Own the Woods, cycling advocacy organization People for Bikes sponsored DRAFT, a meetup for people to enjoy beer, while talking bikes and biz, during Own the Woods packet pickup. The event was graciously hosted by the Augusta Sports Council at Augusta and Co.