- Folk band to perform at finish line festival at Forsyth Park
- Annual fall race returns to Savannah the weekend of November 5 – 6, 2016
Folk group, Old Crow Medicine Show will headline the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & ½ Marathon on Saturday, November 5, 2016. The band will perform for thousands of runners and spectators at the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series event at Forsyth Park. The finish line concert is free and open to the public.
“Old Crow Medicine Show’s headlining performance will be the perfect race-day finale,” said Devin Gneiting, Event Manager. “While runners will enjoy music, entertainment and cheerleaders throughout the scenic course, our finish line festival will be a great place for them to celebrate their 13.1 or 26.2 mile accomplishment with their family and friends.”
Old Crow Medicine Show hails from Nashville, Tennessee where they emerged on the scene in 1998. The band has released a variety of singles, including certified platinum hit “Wagon Wheel,” which Bob Dylan originally wrote but never finished. The band completed the song and recorded it in 2004. Old Crow Medicine Show has released five studio albums including, Remedy, O.C.M.S., Big Iron World and more. They have been inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and in 2015 won a Grammy Award for Best Folk Album.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah will feature two-days of running with the marathon, half marathon and two-person half marathon relay on Saturday, November 5 at 7:00 am and the Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K and One Mile run on Sunday, November 6 at 2:30 pm and 1:00 pm respectively. Participants can take the “Remix Challenge” by running any distance Saturday and any distance on Sunday to earn the coveted Remix Challenge medal in addition to each race’s finisher medals.
The marathon, half marathon and two-person half marathon relay will once again start on Bay Street at Bull Street and finish at Forsyth Park. Runners will experience charming town squares, historic buildings and canopies of Spanish moss covered trees. The 5K and One Mile run will take place at Daffin Park.
In true Rock ‘n’ Roll fashion, live bands, enthusiastic cheerleaders and spectators will line the race route, concluding with a celebratory finish line festival and post race Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series at Forsyth Park.
Race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo, where runners can find the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information and interactive displays. The expo takes place at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Thursday, November 3 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, November 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The expo is free and open to the public.
For more information about Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah or to register for the event, please visit RunRocknRoll.com/Savannah.