Overall Rating
Overall Rating (6 Reviews)
4.5
(6 Ratings)(6 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.2
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
4.3
Savannah has been called “America’s most beautiful city” and Skidaway Island is one of its jewels. This is your opportunity to run where Savannahians want to, it isn’t on your every day tourist website because this course is hosted in the premiere Island Neighborhood; The Landings Association and The Landings … MORE
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    jenhartt FIRST-TIMER '19

    Great community and race team support. Love my Orange Mud Towel (swag) Marathoners only Enjoyed the course that was mostly on golf course cart paths and neighborhood roads. Aid stations … MORE

    Great community and race team support.
    Love my Orange Mud Towel (swag) Marathoners only
    Enjoyed the course that was mostly on golf course cart paths and neighborhood roads. Aid stations were well staffed and stocked. I know this is out of the race directors control but the weather was perfect on race day!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    teresalinder FIRST-TIMER '19

    Pros: Flat and scenic course Easy race logistics. Bib shirt and pick up at Dick's Sporting Goods was a breeze. Nice medal and a finisher's towel too. Savannah is a … MORE

    Pros:
    Flat and scenic course
    Easy race logistics. Bib shirt and pick up at Dick’s Sporting Goods was a breeze.
    Nice medal and a finisher’s towel too.
    Savannah is a fun place to visit
    Cons:
    On the course there were very few restrooms.
    Plastic cups at water stops and also handed out plastic bottles, which were littered along the course (in high end gated community).
    Too few water stops, but I carried a bottle.
    Lots of turns, some of which are unmanned (with arrows). I never got lost, but sometimes I’d think I missed a turn because there was nobody else around me.
    It can be a very lonely run. I’m glad I had my music!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    oldguard88 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Overall a great race. Small race. Beautiful, flat course with shade throughout. Good race production and it is a good course to PR on if that is your goal. Cool … MORE

    Overall a great race. Small race. Beautiful, flat course with shade throughout. Good race production and it is a good course to PR on if that is your goal. Cool this time of year. Conditions were ideal the day we ran. Nice medal but place finishes only receive a pin. Would have enjoyed a post race party but there wasn’t much happening after the race. All in all it was a great experience and served its purpose for a spring break get away and Boston tune up. A lot to do in Savannah and/ or Hilton Head.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    barbaramanitee REPEAT RUNNER '18

    I can't say enough about this race, plenty of parking, lots of portopotties, the race course itself was a spectacular sneak peek of a exclusive waterfront community! Lots of water … MORE

    I can’t say enough about this race, plenty of parking, lots of portopotties, the race course itself was a spectacular sneak peek of a exclusive waterfront community! Lots of water stops, course is well marked, and the race director actually ran with us the last hundred feet to the finish! This race is a hidden gem! The only marathon I have run twice!

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4
    My Media

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    Plecerf FIRST-TIMER '18

    Nice small marathon. Very well run. Laid back atmosphere. Nice neighborhood and marshes scenery. Loved the towel as swag. Big hit. Great destination for getaway weekend with Savannah, Tybee Beach, … MORE

    Nice small marathon. Very well run. Laid back atmosphere. Nice neighborhood and marshes scenery. Loved the towel as swag. Big hit. Great destination for getaway weekend with Savannah, Tybee Beach, Skidaway. Although very flat, runners should know there are lots of turns. Does not affect me but does affect some people.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    runbullardsrun FIRST-TIMER '17

    The Run Skidaway Island Half Marathon began at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. It took runners through The Landings, the private, gated community on Skidaway Island. Miles 5-6 were most … MORE

    The Run Skidaway Island Half Marathon began at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. It took runners through The Landings, the private, gated community on Skidaway Island. Miles 5-6 were most magnificent as runners were taken on a path bordering the marsh of the Wilmington River. Aid stations were located every 2-3 miles, so it was recommended runners carry a water bottle.

    What made the finish line more special that most was the enthusiasm of race director Dan Pavlin, who met nearly every runner about 100 meters from the finish line and ran with them nearly to the end. We’ve run over 100 half marathons and marathons together, and have never seen a race director more personally invested in the finish of every single on of his runners.

    Another thing that made Skidaway unique: women were given technical tanks instead of the standard t-shirt.

    If you plan on running this race beware of a few things:
    1. Savannah is always an expensive city for overnight accommodations. Know that you will pay close to $200 a night for a hotel room. Also know that the closest hotel you can get to the starting line is about 25 minutes away.
    2. If you are finish medal connoisseur, this may not be the race for you.

    You can check out photos of the finisher medal, race shirts, and more at our blog, serialrunner.com.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    4
    My Report
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4
    My Media

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    M_Sohaskey Apr 03, 2017 at 9:51pm

    Wow, huge props to Dan! I've heard of RDs high-fiving finishers as they crossed, but *running* with them? That's a whole other level of awesome dedication. And congrats to you… MORE

    Wow, huge props to Dan! I've heard of RDs high-fiving finishers as they crossed, but *running* with them? That's a whole other level of awesome dedication. And congrats to you on your drive toward #50... I'll be rooting for you this weekend, talk about a mile-stone! ;) LESS

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