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Rock n Roll Savannah Marathon and Half Announces Additional Events

23 Sep, 2019


The 2019 Rock ‘n’ Roll® Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon race weekend kicks off with a Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 1 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Halls A & B.

The expo will showcase vendors featuring the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition, and is free and open to the public.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is excited to announce The Strumbellas as the headliner for the 2019 Rock ‘n’ Roll® Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon.

On Saturday, Nov. 3, The Strumbellas will take to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Stage outside the finish line festival at Forsyth Park.
 
The Strumbellas are an indie rock sextet that have previously performed at major festivals including, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. The group’s song, “Spirits,” was released in 2016 and hit No.1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Along with this accomplishment, The Strumbellas won the iHeartRadio Music award for Best New Alternative Rock Artist of 2017 and the JUNO Award for Single of the Year beating out Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes. Front man, Simon Ward’s, struggle of balancing work and family is a highlight in the band’s fourth studio album, Rattlesnake. The album released this past March and is a testament to “personal growth and evolution.” The members of the band have stressed that they want their fans to feel something when listening to their music.
 
“We are excited to bring The Strumbellas to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Stage in the Hostess City” said Keats McGonigal, Senior Regional Director for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. “The Strumbellas’ sound is the perfect complement to Savannah’s southern charm. Their energy is sure offer a spectacular celebration for runners and spectators who come to the finish line at Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah this November.”
 
The musically themed Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon known for Bringing the Fun to the Run™, returns to the Hostess City for its ninth year. This charming destination city is not only known offering a beautiful flat and fast course, but also an ideal place to visit with its southern charm and amazing cooking. The weekend kicks off the running on Saturday, Nov. 2 with the marathon and half marathon both concluding in Forsyth Park where participants will be treated to the Strumbellas on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series stage. Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah 1-mile and 5K presented by Brooks wraps up the weekend of running on Sunday, Nov. 3. Both races start in Daffin Park, one of the two largest recreational parks in the historic district, and finish inside historic Grayson Stadium. Runners who compete in any distance on both Saturday and Sunday can earn the Remix Challenge Medal.
  
For more information on The Strumbellas, please visit http://thestrumbellas.ca/
 
To register or learn more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon visit, www.runrocknroll.com/Savannah. For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, please visit www.RunRocknRoll.com.

About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish-line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.

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