Event to kick off marathon set for Thursday

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A kickoff event will mark the first Rock 'n' Roll Marathon starts Thursday.

It takes place at 11:30 a.m. at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center

More than 23,000 runners, from around the U.S. and 20 countries will be in Savannah for the marathon on Nov. 5.

Events schedule from Visit Savannah:

Thursday – kickoff & expo

11:30 a.m.

  • Media Kickoff
  • Savannah Convention Center
  • 12 to 6 p.m.
  • Health & Fitness Expo
  • Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Halls A and B
  • Pickup race day media credentials and parking passes. The expo is free and open to the public.


  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Halls A and B
  • More than 100 exhibitors offering the latest running gear, training tips and interactive clinics. Free and open to the public.

Saturday - race day

  • 7:30 a.m. – Marathon & ½ Marathon Start
  • 8:35 a.m. – First participants finish
  • 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.– Finish Line Festival

The race starts at Bay and Bull street and finishes at Forsyth Park. There will be a post-race concert featuring Carolina Liar.

Thirteen charities, with over 850 runners, will raise nearly $1.2 million through the race.

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