The annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah marathon takes place the weekend of November 5-8, which will celebrate the 5 year mark for Savannah’s participation.
This year’s marathon will have Rascal Flatts headlining the post race concert series and the 26.2 mile course will feature a revamped course.
The changes were made to help alleviate traffic impacts in the west part of the city and will take runners past the historic homes of Derenne Ave.
“After months of planning with our partners in Savannah (Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, Savannah State University, Jenkins High School, Memorial Hospital and the city managers) we are excited to showcase a new marathon route,” said Ted Metellus, Director of Course Operations. The goal was to keep the essences of what make our even special while highlighting new areas with minimal impact to the community.”
The marathon, half marathon and two-person half marathon relay will once again start on Bay Street at Bull Street and finish at Forsyth Park.The three distances travel together before splitting slightly past mile 11. Runners can enjoy sites including the town squares, historic buildings and canopies of Spanish moss covered trees.
“We are pleased with the updated marathon course and the convenience it will bring to both runners and residents,” said Ben Wilder, Director, Savannah Sports Council. “The course will highlight new areas of the city while still showing off scenic locations such as Daffin Park and Savannah State University. We look forward to showcasing even more areas and attractions in our beautiful city.”