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Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon bringing 15,000 runners to Savannah

November 3, 2018

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Thousands of runners are hitting the streets of Georgia’s oldest city in what’s become one of Savannah’s biggest fall tourism events.

Saturday marks the eighth year that Savannah has hosted the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon. WTOC-TV reports more than 15,000 runners from 15 countries signed up for the marathon and accompanying half-marathon this year.

The course winds around the squares of the downtown historic district as well as into Savannah neighborhoods seldom visited by guests from out of town. The race ends with a celebration in Forsyth Park featuring a concert by Michael Franti and Spearhead.

For those who don’t get enough of a workout, organizers are holding additional 5k and 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) runs on Sunday.

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Information from: WTOC-TV, http://www.wtoctv.com/

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