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 thissong 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 hereto 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.
Tybee Critz Run 2015 January 14th, 2015OceanFront Cottage
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
Tybee Turtle Trot 5k July 17th, 2017OceanFront Cottage
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.
Tybee Critz Run January 17th, 2014OceanFront Cottage
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!