Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Savannah

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series hits Savannah on November 5-6, 2016, bringing a fun-filled weekend of running and rock ‘n’ roll performances to the city.

Started in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series began with a simple concept – a marathon with rock bands scattered throughout the course. The series has become one of the most popular running events in the country, with more and more runners participating each year.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon events today have evolved into a full-blown spectacle, complete with a wide variety of fun activities, including the world-class Health & Fitness Expo. The event is also known for hosting finish line concerts featuring today’s hottest music artists, with past performers that include The All-American Rejects, Flo-Rida, The Goo Goo Dolls, Lady Antebellum, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pitbull, Train, and more.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon events are not simply about entertainment and excitement however – it’s about giving back as well. The event has raised over $310 million in donations for participating charities.

Event details

Runners in Savannah can choose from a variety of race events, including the marathon, half-marathon, two-person half marathon relay, 5K, and 1-mile.

Below is the complete event schedule:

  • Thursday,November 3, 2016
    3pm to 7pm
    Health& Fitness Expo Day 1
  • Friday,November 4, 2016
    3pm to 7pm
    Health& Fitness Expo Day 2
  • Saturday,November 5, 2016
    7am to 3pm
    Rock‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon
    Two-personHalf Marathon Relay
  • Sunday,November 6, 2016
    1pm to 3pm
    Rock‘n’ Roll Savannah 5K and 1-mile

Remix Challenge Medal

Runners participating in this year’s event can also get to take home a special 2016 Remix Challenge Medal. The guitar-shaped medal includes a guitar strap and a spinning pick, and is custom-painted specifically for the Savannah event.

In order to take home the 2016 Remix Challenge Medal, runners are required to complete one Saturday race event (marathon, half marathon, or half marathon relay, and one Sunday race event (5k or 1 mile)

Health & Fitness Expo

Included in the festivities of Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah is the two-day Health & Fitness Expo, which will be held at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, two days before the races.

The expo will be the designated pick-up point for race kits, so runners can check out the latest in running technologies, interactive displays, fitness apparel, and health and nutrition booths. The expo is also free and open to the public.

Rocking while running

The hottest bands from Savannah will be playing music at different points of the course, performing tunes from different genres including blues, funk, punk, jazz, and classic rock.

Neighborhoods along the course will also have a designated “Spirit Station,” where participants can cheer on the runners as they make their way through the course. Cheer teams and dance squads from different schools in Savannah are invited to join the festivities, as cash prizes will be awarded to the top three most spirited neighborhoods!

To find out more about Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah 2016, visit the official website here.