- November 4th – 5th at 7:30am
- Start line: Bay St & E Bull St (Emmet Park, 4089 E Bay St)
- Finish line: Drayton St @ E Park Ave
- Finish Festival @ Forsyth Park
- Support charities, build community, and improve your health while doing so!
Every year, the renowned Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon visits Savannah. This year it comes to us on November 4th and 5th – perfect timing – just as the weather starts to cool down. This is the time of year that people are inspired to walk through our beautiful downtown squares, to slow down and take notice of our charming historic district, and to spend time outdoors, admiring the live oaks and diverse plant life that Savannah boasts. What better way to kick off the changing of the seasons than with a marathon that takes you through the historic streets of our beloved city.
This year marks 20 years of the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon since its inception in San Diego. The headliners this year are Fitz and the Tantrums who will be performing a live concert at the finish festival in Forsyth Park. If you’re not familiar with their music, check out this song to get familiar before race day! We know you’re going to have a blast this year; here are some tips to ensure everything goes smoothly.
5 Tips for a Successful Marathon:
- Rest – We know you’re excited and the adrenaline might make it hard to fall asleep the night before, but it’s so important to get to bed early and get a full night’s sleep before race day. You want to be as energized as possible to make the best time.
- Show up early – With a marathon of this magnitude, you’ll want to get there early to ensure you find parking, pick up your number and any other items, and get a good spot near the starting line.
- Stay hydrated – Take advantage of the hydration stations throughout the course.
- Encourage each other – It might be a good idea to run with others, that way when you start to lose steam, you have a support system nearby the uplift you.
- Stretch – Don’t forget to stretch before and after you run. This is so important! It helps to prevent injuries and muscle cramps, as well as several other health benefits.
Staying on Tybee Island?
Old Town Trolley Tours is offering a shuttle from Tybee to the Start Line and a return shuttle after the race. There are two pick-up stops on Tybee that the trolleys will be arriving at:
- Jones Ave @ Park St (In front of Memorial Park)
- 14th St @ Butler Ave (Hotel Tybee).
Click here to get more details on departure times, the return schedule, and other packages and options from Old Town Trolley Tours.
We hope this helps all you runners out there! Oceanfront Cottage Rentals wishes you our very best at the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon in Savannah. Thank you all for supporting charities from across the country and building community in our budding city.
This little beach town is a great place for a run! Come down and participate in the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 2.8 Mile Beach Run and 1 Mile Run. You can choose all events or pick which you prefer. If you participate in all 5 events, the distances add up to 26.2 miles – a full marathon. Close to 5,000 people come here annually to join in on the fun. The Tybee Critz Run Fest has been recognized on the list of “2014 Top Races Worth Traveling to.” The Critz Tybee Run Fest was the only race named in Georgia. Proceeds from the event are donated to organizations that foster education and healthy lifestyles.
There are several categories of winners and awards. They will give $10k to anyone that can beat the marathon world record. This fall Dennis Kimetto set a new world record in the marathon, clocking 2:02:57 at Berlin. He is the first man to run those 26.2 miles in under 2:03 and his time sparked speculation about when the two-hour barrier for the marathon might fall.
Basil’s Kiddie Run Friday night at 6:00pm at the Lighthouse
North Beach Grill 5K Friday night at 6:00pm at the Lighthouse
Sundae Cafe 10K Saturday morning at 7:00am
CHU’S Half Marathon Saturday morning at 8:30am
Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run Saturday afternoon at 12:00pm
YMCA 1 Mile Run Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm
Join us for the 11th annual Tybee Turtle Trot on Saturday, April 25th, 2015!
Help sea turtles, kick off Georgia’s sea turtle nesting season, and raise funds for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center‘s Sea Turtle Project. After the race, stick around for awards and to see the Georgia Sea Turtle Center release a rehabilitated sea turtle patient into the wild! Families and spectators are welcome.
Online/preregistration will be open until noon, April 23rd, 2015. Day-of registration begins at the pier and pavilion at 7am, the race starts at 8am!
Preregister by April 16th to guarantee your free t-shirt!
PACKET PICK UP: Friday, April 24th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the science center and the morning of the race, beginning at 7:00, at the Pavilion.
(Savannah is 20 minutes from Tybee Island)
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Friday, January 31st, starts 2014’s annual Tybee Critz Run. The first event is the North Beach Grill 5k that will begin at 6 by the Tybee Lighthouse. Be sure to rest up after that, because the following morning is the 7 a.m. Sundae Cafe 10k. Better run fast, the Critz Half Marathon starts at 8:30 sharp! Don’t use up all your energy just yet. The Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run will start as noon. You’re almost done! The YMCA 1 Mile Run starts at 1 p.m. You can partake in one, two, or all of the events! If you do sign up and run all five events, you will have completed a full marathon, 26.2 miles!
It is race time again! The time of year when there are tons of races to choose from! Here’s the down and dirty on the up coming races 🙂
Trick or Trot 5k/10k – Wilmington Island – October 26th
Warriors for William 5k – JF Gregory Park – October 27th
Woof Woof Run/Walk – Habersham Village/Ardsley Park – November 2nd
Run for Dana 5k – JF Gregory Park – November 2nd
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & 1/2 – Downtown Savannah – November 9th
KiDS Rock Savannah – Daffin Park – November 10th
Flying Fortress 5k: The Race for CHARACTER COUNTS! – National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force – November 16th
PurpleStride Savannah – Tybee Island – November 16th
Girls on the Run 5k – Savannah State University – November 23rd
Trail of Hope 5k/10k – Skidaway Island State Park – November 23rd
United Way Savannah Turkey Trot 4 Miler – Daffin Park – November 28th
Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run – Talmadge Bridge – December 7th
Reindeer Run 8k – Hutchinson Island – December 14th
That’s a lot of miles! Get to movin’ 🙂