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Overall Rating (29 Reviews)
4.7
(29 Ratings) 🏆 (29 Reviews)
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Come run 13.1 miles of tree-lined streets and city squares in beautiful Savannah, GA at the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K! Experience spring time in Savannah with azaleas blooming as you run through some of our city’s most scenic spots and cap it all off by finishing in … MORE
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    alaskey FIRST-TIMER '24

    Was traveling for work and stumbled onto this gem. It's a women's race though I did see several men running (I just don't think they can AG place). I couldn't … MORE

    Was traveling for work and stumbled onto this gem. It’s a women’s race though I did see several men running (I just don’t think they can AG place). I couldn’t make the expo because it ended at 7 and there were no flights from the west that could get out there in time. A friend got my bib without problems. The course starts and ends in Forsyth Park–it is a gorgeous course among the oaks and old houses. You run through the historic section and then down to the Savannah Banana stadium. There are lots of turns but the course is so flat you can see them well ahead of where you need to be and you can hit your tangents easily. After the start, the course pack thinned sufficiently that you weren’t jockeying for space (you do start with the 5K runners and then peel off after 2.5mi). There were plenty of water stations. At the finish line there were huge bottles of chocolate milk (yea! good job!) and a bag with a banana and an orange and a energy bar and a water so you don’t have to go “trick or treating”. The AG medals were nice (they slide onto your race ribbon). The finish chute was good for spectators. And when you finish, you’re right at the farmer’s market. Really nice course, would totally do it again

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    cdefonso FIRST-TIMER '24

    The half marathon course was beautiful! Mostly ran through the historic district and then down to the stadium where the Savannah Bananas baseball team plays. There were a lot of … MORE

    The half marathon course was beautiful! Mostly ran through the historic district and then down to the stadium where the Savannah Bananas baseball team plays. There were a lot of “in and outs”, running down a road, only to turn around at some point and then do the same.

    The 5K and Half Marathon races started at the same time and ran the same course for the first 2.5 miles which I didn’t really like. I think they should have let the half marathoners go off first and waited at least 30 mins before letting the 5K racers go out. It might have alleviated a lot of the congestion at the starting line. It was crowded with the narrow streets until after mile 2 or so when the 5K racers broke off to go a different route from the half marathoners.

    Course aid stations were plentiful. Water and Gatorade were served, and gu gels were given at a few of the stations, but I didn’t take any.

    The Expo was kind of meh in a very small venue. They switched to technical Brooks t-shirts this year (I believe they gave out sports bags in years past) which was really nice. They had other race merchandise for sale at the expo as well.

    Course support from spectators was alright, nothing extraordinary, but the scenery around historic Savannah was motivating enough for me.

    Finish line was at Forsyth Park and it was beautiful! There was a band playing afterwards and free beer with drink tickets. The recovery packet of food consisted of a tangerine, banana, bottle water and some Nutrigrain bars. You could also take a chocolate milk if you wanted.

    Overall, I would recommend this race to anyone who was looking to find a fun girls weekend in a beautiful historic city. Savannah rocks!

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    smoats FIRST-TIMER '24

    Running through historic Savannah was amazing! The course is flat. Seeing so many women coming together to run was awesome. The free yoga the next day was definitely a nice … MORE

    Running through historic Savannah was amazing! The course is flat. Seeing so many women coming together to run was awesome. The free yoga the next day was definitely a nice perk.

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    cpaidoussis FIRST-TIMER '23

    Race was well organized with lots of crowd support and plenty of water stations. Course would through historic Savannah with a lap through the Savannah Bananas baseball field. Savannah is … MORE

    Race was well organized with lots of crowd support and plenty of water stations. Course would through historic Savannah with a lap through the Savannah Bananas baseball field. Savannah is laid out in Squares and the course took us past most of the 14. Beautiful tree-lined streets dripping with Spanish moss made for excellent sun cover. While the food post-race was nothing to brag about, I did enjoy the live music and beer. Would definitely recommend!

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    RRWAEB83 FIRST-TIMER '23

    This was my redemption run after defecting on RNR Savannah in November 2021 due to unsafe running conditions. The weather was warmer than I typically prefer but it was a … MORE

    This was my redemption run after defecting on RNR Savannah in November 2021 due to unsafe running conditions. The weather was warmer than I typically prefer but it was a GORGEOUS day. I liked that we got bags and water bottles instead of shirts. Medal is sizable and nice. Lots of support on course, everyone was friendly and nice. I’d do this again and highly recommend.

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    mmackenzierose FIRST-TIMER '22

    The energy of this race is unmatched. It was my first half ever and I ended up placing first in my age group. The atmosphere is so great, everyone is … MORE

    The energy of this race is unmatched. It was my first half ever and I ended up placing first in my age group. The atmosphere is so great, everyone is super encouraging and cheers you on throughout the race. The Gatorade at the water stations was BEAST and I was so thankful. My only complaint is that I didn’t get a tshirt in my race swag. I was really looking forward to getting one and was super disappointed when I got to the Expo and they were selling them for an additional $30. I’m a pretty broke college student and had just enough extra money to sign up for the race and I couldn’t afford a shirt which was sad. They had a band playing as we crossed the finish line which was awesome. They had mimosas and beer waiting for you at the end (if you were 21+). I want to run this race every year because it was SO MUCH FUN.

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    justmelori REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This is one, if not the best, managed races. No detail is left undone. . The course is beautiful and its FLAT, perfect no matter what your pace is! The … MORE

    This is one, if not the best, managed races. No detail is left undone. . The course is beautiful and its FLAT, perfect no matter what your pace is! The swag is also great, not your average race t-shirt that you will put in in a drawer but a great bag that you will use over and over again! ! Free Mimosas and live band at the finish line are a nice finishing touch. Grab your friends and have a girl’s weekend and run this great half marathon/5K!!

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    bobbyg FIRST-TIMER '22

    Absolutely great run,the course was flat so time was fast.The scenery was amazing to run in and the after party in the park was just great.I would recommend this race … MORE

    Absolutely great run,the course was flat so time was fast.The scenery was amazing to run in and the after party in the park was just great.I would recommend this race to anyone looking for a good run and a great time.

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    chopbb18 FIRST-TIMER '22

    I got to meet the race director and she was awesome. This was my first half marathon and apparently one of the first races to come back since covid. The … MORE

    I got to meet the race director and she was awesome. This was my first half marathon and apparently one of the first races to come back since covid. The whole experience was awesome. The expo was great with all the free gifts. I 100% recommend this to anyone. PURCHASE VIP!!!
    Very cool medal
    Weather was perfect
    Nice scenery

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    kris10haynes REPEAT RUNNER '22

    This race is so well organized and so much fun. The support from the race community is amazing. There are no details missed. The race course is beautiful through Savannah … MORE

    This race is so well organized and so much fun. The support from the race community is amazing. There are no details missed. The race course is beautiful through Savannah and the after party is by far the best!

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    evaknine FIRST-TIMER '22

    Beautiful way to explore Savannah - my excuse to finally visit the city. Great energy at the start line and along the way. Plenty of water stops, portapotties and medical … MORE

    Beautiful way to explore Savannah – my excuse to finally visit the city. Great energy at the start line and along the way. Plenty of water stops, portapotties and medical tents along the course. Finishing the race and enjoying a Mimosa seemed the perfect Southern hospitality! Also free mini massages at the end! Upgrading to the VIP tent is worth it – upscale toilets, personal item storage and comfy couches!

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    seaaggie4133 REPEAT RUNNER '22

    I love this race. I love how women can get together and go through lifting up everyone. The area the race took place in is beautiful. And the tree are … MORE

    I love this race. I love how women can get together and go through lifting up everyone. The area the race took place in is beautiful. And the tree are amazing to look at

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    The course is flat, fast, shady and has some spectators throughout the whole course. It was a fun and pretty course and the miles flew by. It was organized really … MORE

    The course is flat, fast, shady and has some spectators throughout the whole course. It was a fun and pretty course and the miles flew by. It was organized really well and had a great after party at Forsyth park. I would definitely run this race again.

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    kmjones FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was such a fun experience for me as a new runner. The race itself was gorgeous and everyone from the runners to the volunteers were friendly and energetic! I … MORE

    This was such a fun experience for me as a new runner. The race itself was gorgeous and everyone from the runners to the volunteers were friendly and energetic! I loved the cheer squad on the course and the after party was great. My friend and I had so much fun we plan to come back and try for the half!

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    roka FIRST-TIMER '22

    There were many water stops along the route! It was fun running through the Savannah Bananas stadium! I wish they had given a performance fabric race shirt rather than a … MORE

    There were many water stops along the route! It was fun running through the Savannah Bananas stadium!
    I wish they had given a performance fabric race shirt rather than a duffle bag!! Or at least made a shirt available at a reasonable price!!

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    catawbagrl FIRST-TIMER '22

    I'm trying to do a half in all 50 states so usually I would not want to do a race twice BUT this race is one I definitely want to … MORE

    I’m trying to do a half in all 50 states so usually I would not want to do a race twice BUT this race is one I definitely want to do again. Race Expo was small but adequate and everyone was very friendly. The race directory got everyone pumped up before the race! The race course is absolutely beautiful with several unique cheering sections (roller derby girls-you rocked). The after party was a very fun atmosphere with people hanging out and not in a hurry to leave. The band was awesome! If you are looking for a race for a girls weekend away, I can’t recommend this one enough. So well organized and plenty of other things to do in Savannah to make the trip fun even for non-running friends.

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    GwendolynMoore FIRST-TIMER '22

    Nice looking medal. The weather was beautiful but Savannah weather can range from cool to warm. I walked the race but I wish I had chosen a faster crew. MORE

    Nice looking medal. The weather was beautiful but Savannah weather can range from cool to warm. I walked the race but I wish I had chosen a faster crew.

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    This was my very first half marathon (prior I'd only ran 5ks) and I was a tad nervous, but this was honestly an A++ experience. First of all you really … MORE

    This was my very first half marathon (prior I’d only ran 5ks) and I was a tad nervous, but this was honestly an A++ experience. First of all you really can’t beat a spring day run through Savannah. The race starts and finishes on Forsyth Park, with the morning sun peeking through the spanish moss – its magic. A spin through around historic downtown city squares add instant charm to early miles, and once the race heads uptown city residents head to their front porches to cheer you on – some even setting up bespoke water and snack stations! The race gave a super nice duffle bag instead of a tee – which was super handy and is my new go to gym bag, and Publix gave a high quality keys/phone running belt bag. The whole route was well marked and managed by hydration stations and energy gel stops, and we even got a surprise whirl through the local Savannah Bananas baseball stadium complete with a marching band performance. The icing on the cake: professional photogs at the end of the course to get that perfect (free/included!) victory shot. 10/10, will run again.

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    mlrobinson FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was only my second race ever…but it exceeded all of my expectations! The race staff was amazing, the race director rocked it out, all of the participants were so … MORE

    This was only my second race ever…but it exceeded all of my expectations! The race staff was amazing, the race director rocked it out, all of the participants were so supportive, and we had the best time ever at the VIP after party! I would highly recommend this race to everyone, especially paired with the VIP experience. I enjoyed the course, and I look forward to doing this run year after year. Who knows, maybe I can work myself up to doing the half next time!!??

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    dee15419 FIRST-TIMER '22

    This races takes you through many neighborhoods in Savannah and beautiful Daffin Park The race is not well marked in places and beware of cars moving the barriers MORE

    This races takes you through many neighborhoods in Savannah and beautiful Daffin Park
    The race is not well marked in places and beware of cars moving the barriers

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