Last minute preparations underway for Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Last minute preparations are underway for the Rock 'n' Roll marathon in Savannah.

The Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department is strictly enforcing parking regulations for roads on or near the marathon route. Traffic barricades are all set up along major roads dotting the route with some reduced to just one lane. Drivers risk getting their vehicle towed if they park in no parking zones.

"Parking is going to be a challenge for those coming to the race and for those living downtown," says Julian Miller, spokesperson for SCMPD. Miller says if your car is towed you will have to pick it up at police headquarters downtown and pay over a $100 fine.

Volunteers are also getting ready for the race. Decked out in blue t-shirts, volunteers at the Savannah Convention Center were busy Friday passing out gear bags, directing traffic and answering questions. One of those volunteers is Paul Rockwell who has cerebral palsy.

Rockwell ran in marathons in Boston and Chicago and says he isn't letting his disability get the  best of him.

"The sheer feeling when you cross the finish line and accomplish an amazing goal," says Rockwell.

He hopes to inspire others to compete in marathons.

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