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Marathon offers cash prizes for neighborhood enthusiasm


This year's Rock ‘n' Roll Savannah Marathon will feature a Rock Around the Block contest.

Cash prizes will be awarded to community groups competing by cheering on runners and walkers during the race.

Neighborhood groups simply choose a theme, dress in their wildest costumes and be enthusiastic.

"This event has transformed the local running community and in a lot of ways the community has taken ownership of the race," said Malain McCormick, Event Director, in a statement. "People already have been throwing parties and barbecues along the route on race morning and our goal is to reward those groups who go above and beyond to dress up in costume and add to the unique experience runners will remember."

Any neighborhood located along the 26.2 mile route is invited to join this friendly competition. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three most spirited neighborhoods, which will be judged by the Rock ‘n' Roll Marathon Series staff throughout the race.

All groups are invited to enjoy the post-race concert headlined by Jackyl in Forsyth Park.

For a complete list of contest rules or do download the official ‘Rock Around the Block' application, visit  or email with questions about the contest.

Online registration for both the marathon and half-marathon is open at through Sunday, November 3. 

Further information about the event can be found at    

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