Hey, Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon runners, show your bib! This year will be the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon’s 5th year running in Savannah, GA and we are glad they’re back. The marathon is a busy weekend with events that kick off with a free Health & Fitness Expo at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 5th and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6th. This event is not just for the runners, as it is free and open to the public to visit and hear what some of the leaders in health and fitness are discussing. An added bonus: there will be plenty of free samples and a showcase of some of the latest fitness gear and apparel.
The marathon itself will be a two day event from Nov. 7th to Nov. 8th. Day one is the 2-person relay, half-marathon and marathon taking place on Saturday. Runners start on Bay St. near Bull St. and end at Forsyth Park. These three runs start together at 7am but break off after the 11 mile mark. Sunday, day two, consist of the one mile, 5K and Kids Rock run. These all start at various times, leaving and ending at Daffin Park. Also, available for the second year in a row is the Remix Challenge. This challenge allows runners to take part in any race Saturday and another Sunday to earn the Remix Challenge Medal along with earning their individual Race Finisher Medals.
Along the way, runners are cheered on by not just spectators but at individual points on their course they will be greeted with live music from local performing bands. These bands help keep the Rock ‘n’ Roll energy going as runners bolt to the finish line. But the entertainment does not stop there. On Saturday, in Forsyth Park, Rascal Flatts will be the headlining performance for runners and spectators at the free finish line concert!
Don’t Forget to Show Your Bib!
If all of that is not enough to keep the high energy runners busy, Cool Savannah Tours & Gifts is welcoming the Rock ‘n’ Roll runners back to Savannah with a couple of treats. So stop by, marathon runners, and show your bib because with it you get 15% off in-store purchases which include finds that are locally made such as jewelry, soaps & lotions, and candles inspired by local Savannah scents. The discounts don’t stop there, as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon participants also receive $4.00 off any Cool Savannah Walking Tour. That includes history as well as tours that center around the telling of Savannah’s infamous ghosts. Located near the starting line at 42 East Bay St., runners can pop in and show their bib or runner’s medal to qualify for the discounts which are valid Nov. 5th to Nov. 9th. And don’t forget, when you swing by the shop, to take a picture with ‘Forrest’ (well, our version of him) decked out in his runner’s gear. He’s always camera ready. So come on by and SHOW YOUR BIB.
With the marathon falling on a First Friday weekend there will be plenty of events for runners to take part in, such as attending the world’s largest low country boil. To get a preview of Savannah’s Food and Wine Festival runners can attend the Low Country Boil on Hutchinson Island. It takes place on November 7th 4:30-7:00pm. Runners just need to use their special Rock ‘n’ Roll runner promo code SAVRNR5 to save $5 off their tickets. Or you can show your bib or medal November 7th at the River Street Hopped Up at Georgia Brews event for $10 off the $40 VIP craft beer tasting. These events plus more are offering special discounts to welcome the runners to our city. So check Cool Savannah and others to see what runner’s perks you can get during this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.
It will be a busy weekend for sure, but Savannah is a great city. So for those who are running in the marathon, remember to have fun, stay hydrated and don’t forget to take the time to really see Savannah. It’s a beautiful historic city and Cool Savannah Tours & Gifts will have it’s doors open to you. So if you need help finding things to do during your down time, come on in marathon runners, and show your bib. We will guide you in the right direction. If you missed out on getting to run this year, Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon will be back next year, along with another chance to show your bib. Also, this marathon takes place in 10 other cities so there’s always a chance to ROCK ‘N’ RUN!