SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - In less than 50 days, the streets of Savannah will be filled with 23,000 runners for the Inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. Organizers are saying the race is set to bring an estimated 80,000 people to Savannah.
The marathon will be one of the largest events that Savannah has ever seen.
"This is a major event, the largest sporting event Savannah has ever had. Everyone is thrilled, but obviously with an event of this magnitude, there are going to be disruptions to neighborhoods out there. That's what tonight is all about explaining to residents what's going to happen, what they can expect on race day, and what accommodations will be made," said Brett Bell, spokesman for the city of Savannah.
Bell said at a meeting on Sept. 19 that even though many roads will be closed on race day, the roads will not be closed to the people who live in those neighborhoods.
There are two more meetings for the marathon scheduled at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20 at the Moses Jackson Advancement Center and 6 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the W.W. Law Community Center.