Race Day Parking & Shuttles

Access to the Health & Fitness Expo

We encourage participants to visit the Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday when it is significantly less busy. On Friday, vehicular access may be limited to Hutchinson Island and unavailable if parking reaches capacity. We recommend staying up to date via Facebook and Twitter  for Expo transportation updates.

The Health & Fitness Expo is located at Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island, a river island accessible via pedestrian ferry or the Talmadge Memorial Bridge, carrying four lanes of traffic.

Participants may either drive and park at the Convention Center, or park in Historic Downtown Savannah and take the free Savannah Belles Water Ferry across to the Health & Fitness Expo on Hutchinson Island. The ferry runs from 7:00am to midnight and picks up at the Waving Girl Landing only (City Hall Landing will be closed).

On Friday only there will be an additional free trolley service to and from the Waving Girl Landing to the Health and Fitness Expo. Trolleys will be looping consistently from 10:00am-8:00pm.

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Saturday Race Day – Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay

For Saturday, November 5th, parking is available at the Convention Center for free (on a reserved, first come basis) or can be pre-purchased for designated downtown garages. Pre-paid shuttles will also run from both Tybee Island and Airport Hotels. Please see below for more information.

Parking Options

Online parking reservations are now closed. Any remaining inventory will be available for sale at the Health and Fitness Expo on a first come, first served basis.

Free Parking at Convention Center
Limited FREE parking is available for runners only (first come, first serve) at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. All cars must be parked by 6:00am. We encourage runners to carpool with their running buddies and take the ferry (service will begin at 4:30am) from the Convention Center side to the start line. You can then take the ferry post event to return to your vehicle. One pass per runner can be reserved. Reservations must be made in advance to park in this lot. Parking passes will not be mailed and must be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday, Nov. 3rd or Friday, Nov. 4th.
Paid Downtown Parking
Runners may pre-purchase a parking pass to one of four garages in the Historic Downtown area.

  • Limited passes will be pre-sold online for $10 through Tuesday, November 1st or until sell out.
  • Vehicles are required to be parked by 6:00am on Saturday morning.
  • All parking passes must be picked up at Health & Fitness Expo on November 3rd & 4th. Garage assignments and directions will be given at the time of pickup.
  • Plan for traffic delays – it will be very important to use the route outlined on the parking pass.

 

Participant & Spectator Shuttle Options

Online shuttle reservations are now closed. Any remaining inventory will be available for sale at the Health and Fitness Expo on a first come, first served basis.

Participants and spectators staying on Tybee Island and at Airport Hotels are encouraged to take the race day shuttles. All shuttle tickets must be purchased prior to race morning online (until 11/1) or at the Expo (if still available). Shuttle tickets must be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo on November 3rd & 4th. Please see below for more information.

  • Shuttle service is for runners and spectators
  • Shuttle pick up will be at each location at 5:30am & 6:00am
  • Roundtrip shuttle service will be running from Tybee Island and Airport Hotels
  • Shuttle pick up locations are pay-to-park areas, so please plan to walk to the shuttle pick up locations
  • Post event: Return shuttles will be departing from the finish line continuously from 10:00 am—2:45 pm to Airport and Tybee Island areas.
  • Roundtrip Shuttle Tickets: $25 each
Tybee Island Shuttles
Tybee Island Shuttles will be picking up in two locations on race morning at 5:30 am & 6:00 am:

  • PICK UP LOCATION #1: Jones Ave at Park Street (in front of Memorial park)
  • PICK UP LOCATION #2: 14th Street and Butler Avenue (Servicing Hotel Tybee)

Please be sure to select the correct pick up location at checkout. Shuttle passes will not be mailed. Shuttle tickets must be picked up at the Health & Fitness Expo on November 3rd & 4th. Tybee Island is a pay to park community, so please plan to walk to the shuttle pick up locations.

Airport Hotel Shuttles
There are two pick up locations that will take participants from the Airport Hotels to the Start Line:

  • PICK UP LOCATION #1: North Side of Airways Drive
    • The following hotels are near this pick up location: Cambria Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, Spring Hill Marriott and Towne Place Marriott.
  • PICK UP LOCATION #2: South Side of Airways Drive
    • The following hotels are near this pick up location: Hawthorn Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn.

Sunday Race Day – 5K & 1 Mile

For Sunday, November 6th, there will be paid shuttles running from downtown Savannah to Daffin Park. See below for parking information. Please note, Daffin Park is located over 3 miles from downtown Savannah.

Parking Options

Online parking reservations are now closed. Any remaining inventory will be available for sale at the Health and Fitness Expo on a first come, first served basis.

Parking At Daffin Park
There is very limited parking available within Daffin Park and the surrounding area. The main parking lot is accessible on Cedar St. from Victory Ave, with additional parking accessed via Victory Ave. Please be mindful of all posted city parking regulations in the surrounding community on race day. Please note: some parking locations will not be accessible for exit until after the 5K is complete.
Parking In Downtown Savannah
Paid parking in downtown Savannah is available at numerous parking garages and lots. The two lots closest to the Sunday Shuttle Pickup area are Liberty Street Garage and the Civic Center lot. Park downtown and purchase shuttle tickets for the shuttle to Daffin Park.

Shuttle Options

Online shuttle reservations are now closed. Any remaining inventory will be available for sale at the Health and Fitness Expo on a first come, first served basis.

Shuttle Details
Participants and spectators staying in the downtown area are encouraged to take the race day shuttles. You can also park downtown and take the shuttle. All shuttle tickets must be purchased prior to race morning online (until 11/1) or at the Health & Fitness Expo, while supplies last.

  • Sunday Shuttle Tickets: $10.00
  • Shuttle service is for runners and spectators
  • Shuttles will run continuously between downtown Savannah and Daffin Park from 12:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Downtown pickup location: Oglethorpe Ave. at Jefferson St.