What You Need to Know About Running a Savannah, Ga. Marathon

Are you itching to lace up your running shoes for a Hostess City race? Discover your favorite Savannah, Ga. marathon and get ready for a dashing good time. Whether you’re preparing for the Peachtree or just looking to put your endurance to the test in our river city, Savannah doesn’t disappoint. 

Once you’ve crossed the finish line, treat yourself with a five-star dinner and a relaxing massage. Our complimentary Travel Guide offers the top recommendations for everything from dining to outdoor recreation—don’t miss out!

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Plan Your Savannah, Ga. Marathon

Regardless of if you’re planning your first or your tenth marathon, Savannah offers an unparalleled running scene. Get to know all of the local races before deciding on which you want to commit to. Don’t wait—the constant breeze at your back and cobblestone under your feet make for an unforgettable race weekend.


What to Bring to Your Savannah Marathon:

  • Hard sole running shoes
  • Loose fitting athletic wear
  • Throw away towel
  • Earbuds
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Safety pins


  • Rock ‘N’ Roll Savannah

Rock ‘N’ Roll Savannah is the city’s most iconic race. The November weekend offers a marathon, half marathon, 5K, and one-mile fun run. The marathon starts at Bay Street (near Bull Street) and runs straight through downtown before ending in the heart of Forsyth Park.

Rock ‘N’ Roll Savannah is one race that needs to be checked off your bucket list. Listen to the crowds cheering you on as your soar past some of the most beautiful sights in the South. As the name implies—there will be rock n’ roll fun had by all. As you jog through town you’re supported by several high school cheer and dance groups, and once you’ve finished, enjoy the alternative sounds of 2019’s headliner The Strumbellas. The race is truly designed with all skill levels in mind, so don’t be intimidated by this exciting Savannah race. 

  • Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon

Ditch the men for a ladies’ weekend at the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon. The springtime race allows for its guests to pace themselves underneath Savannah’s blooming azaleas and mossy oaks.

The weekend of the race boasts the finest women-focused events. At packet pickup be sure to stop into the Fashion Fitness Expo for all of the trending styles. Once you’re over the finish line, celebrate in Forsyth Park. The post-race party features award ceremonies, live music, and an array of vendors.  

  • Skidaway Island Marathon

The Skidaway Island Marathon is a local favorite. The springtime marathon is located just outside of the city at Isle of Hope. The course is similar in difficulty to the city races but is surrounded by the quietness of the marshland. The island also offers a 5K course if you’re not looking to complete a marathon. See Savannah from a different view at the Skidaway Island Marathon.     

Kick off Your Running Shoes at The Inn on West Liberty

Johnson Square Inn on West LibertyCool off from your Savannah, Ga. marathon in the Johnson Square suite. The room boasts a four-poster, king-size bed, writing desk for journaling your race, cozy sitting area, and walk-in shower.

Indulge in a complimentary, hearty breakfast paired with craft coffee or a decadent Harney & Sons hot tea. (After the big race, of course.) Enjoy all that our quintessential town has to offer from the comforts of Southern hospitality at its finest. What are you waiting for? Start planning your stay at The Inn at West Liberty today!