Without a doubt, Savannah is one of the most beautiful cities to enjoy racing. That’s why I came back to run Savannah again.
After the expo the day before, I drove back to Hilton Head where we are vacationing and got in some beach time and then got some rest. I had an hour long drive to the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. I love the free parking and ferry ride to the Historic district and start line.
Because I am a Rock ‘n’ Blog ambassador for Rock’n’Roll, I enjoyed VIP benefits for this race. I had access to private bathroom, a catered breakfast prior to start, private gear bag storage in the VIP tent after the race, and catered beverages and lunch after the race. VIP benefits are fantastic for Rock’n’Roll races.
Check out the view on this half-marathon course.
The crowd support was awesome! Plenty of people came out to cheer on the racers and at key times when we needed it the most.
Finish line! After you cross the line, grab the medal first. Then, take all the Gatorade, granola bars, chocolate milk, bananas, trail mix, etc that is waiting for you. These are full-sized bottles and packages of serious post-race goodness.
After the race, I waded through the crowd to the VIP tent to get my gear bag, use the private restrooms, and eat some lunch. They had salad, wraps, fruit, and drinks. We had tables set up to rest while we ate and all of this under a huge tent. Again, VIP for Savannah was fantastic!
After eating, I started the walk back to the river front to catch the ferry to the Convention center. It was gorgeous day and I loved this part of it. The race was finished, I had my medal, and I had a beach and my family waiting for me in Hilton Head. Thank you, Savannah. I’ll see you in a couple of years!