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Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon earns award

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon and Half Marathon was named the Best Sports Event of the Year by the Georgia Power Sports Awards.

The award was presented Tuesday at the Greater Savannah Sports Council's annual luncheon.

The second Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon and Half Marathon takes place on Nov. 3. New this year is the KiDS ROCK marathon, which takes place on Nov. 4.

In 2011, Savannah's inaugural Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon & Half Marathon sold out with more than 23,000 entrants. The race features music at every mile, cheerleaders and a post-race concert.

The race created more than $32 million in total economic impact, according to a study conducted by the San Diego State University Sports MBA program.

The 2012 The Rock 'n' Roll Savannah Marathon & Half Marathon benefits the American Cancer Society.

Registration is under way at Competitor.com.

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