A running tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you to avoid disaster during future scavenger hunts and upcoming bouts of amnesia. Today’s Groupon gets you two hours of steps closer: for $15, you get a historic jogging tour for two from Peg Leg Running Tours in Fernandina Beach (a $30 value).
Led by local historian Rob Hicks, Peg Leg Running Tours leads sightseers on aerobic 3.25-mile jaunts through the historic downtown of Amelia Island's Fernandina Beach. Tours commence at Peg Leg Pete, a colorful pirate statue near the docks, and locomote through town, where guests feast eyes on elegant mansions, venerable churches, and hi-resolution photographs of adjacent ocean vistas. Author of two books on Floridian history, Hicks fills runners in on the island's storied past, touching on its prominence as a 19th-century seaport and detailing the circumstances surrounding each of the eight national flags that have flown over its shores. Tours are by appointment only and proceed as quickly or slowly as guests please. All jogging journeys end with a complimentary bottle of water to rehydrate bodies or extinguish small brain fires caused by learning so many factoids.
Centre St. & S Front St.
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034