Rock N’ Roll Marathon Runs Through Savannah This Weekend

2013 Savannah Rock n Roll Half Marathon Savannah, Georgia. November 9, 2013. Photo by Andrew McClanahan@PhotoRun

By: Ethan Smith, News Editor

es15173@georgiasouthern.edu

The Humuna Rock N’ Roll Marathon hits Savannah once again this weekend.

The event, also known as the “Beautiful Marathon”, will be run within Savannah’s most beautiful spots, including River Street, the Historic District, Bay Street and the Victorian District.

The uniqueness of the event comes with the course itself. While runners are actively going through the course, stages are set at certain areas with rock n’ roll bands playing music for spectators and runners alike.

Michael Franti is the headliner for the event. Franti is not only a musician, but he is also a filmmaker and humanitarian who uses music for positive changes. He is also a heavy political activist as well. Other bands and singers include Mike Richards, Savannah city employees, Savannah State’s Powerhouse of the South and many more.

The event, which runs all weekend with events centering around it, will feature the marathon and half marathons on Saturday from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. Sunday, also recognized as Family Day, will feature the 5K and one mile events in Daffin Park. Go out and run or have some fun in Savannah this weekend and channel your inner rock n roll self.