Parking & Transportation

Before you put in the miles on the course, you need to get to the Health & Fitness Expo and the Start Line. Read more below!

Click here for the Saturday Parking & Transportation PDF.

Click here for the Sunday Parking & Transportation PDF.

Health & Fitness Expo

Health & Fitness Expo Details
  • Expo Dates and Times:
    • Thursday, November 2: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
    • Friday, November 3: 10:00am – 8:00pm
  • Expo Location: Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, Hall A-B, 1 International Drive, Hutchinson Island, Savannah, GA
Getting to the Expo
  • Transportation Options:
    • By Car: Participants can drive directly to the Convention Center on Hutchinson Island (via the Talmadge Memorial Bridge) and park for FREE at or near the Convention Center.
    • By Ferry: Participants can also park in Historic Downtown Savannah or walk from downtown hotels and take the FREE Savannah Belles Water Ferry across the Savannah River to the Convention Center on Hutchinson Island.
      • NEW FOR 2017: The ferry will be departing from and returning to the City Hall Landing ONLY. The Waving Girl Landing will NOT be used on Thursday or Friday expo days.
    • Please visit the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center for more information.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Friday will be extremely busy when most out-of-town participants arrive. Please plan ahead and give yourself extra time.
    • LOCALS: Make Thursday your day! If you’re able, please join us at the Expo on Thursday!

Saturday Race Day – Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay

Saturday Race Day Details
  • Race Day: Saturday, November 4, 2017 (marathon, half marathon & relay race day)
  • Race Start Time: 7:30 am
  • Key Race Locations:
    • Start Line: Bay St. & E Bull St; Start Village: Emmet Park, 4089 E Bay St.
    • Finish Line: Drayton St. at E Park Ave; Finish Festival: Forsyth Park
Parking
  • Limited FREE Convention Center Parking 
    • Limited FREE parking is available for runners only at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. All cars must be parked by 6:00 am. We encourage carpooling.
      • Parking reservations MUST be made in advance.
        • Spots still available. Visit the the Parking Booth at the Health & Fitness Expo (as supplies last).
        • If you reserved your spot in advance online: You MUST pick up your pass at the Parking Booth at the Health & Fitness Expo.
      • All passes MUST be displayed on the car dash on race morning.
    • After parked, participants take the FREE ferry to the start line. Service begins at 4:30 am from the Convention Center to the Waving Girl Landing, a short walk from the Start Village at Emmet Park. After the race, take the ferry back across the river to your vehicle from either the Waving Girl Landing (near the Marriott) or City Hall Landing (near the Hyatt).
  • Limited $10 Downtown Parking 
    • Limited PAID parking ($10) is available for runners Runners may pre-purchase a parking pass to one of four garages in the downtown area. All cars must be parked by 6:00 am. We encourage carpooling.
      • Parking passes MUST be purchased in advance.
        • Spots still available. Visist the Parking Booth at the Health & Fitness Expo (as supplies last).
        • If you reserved your spot in advance: You MUST pick up you pass at the Parking Booth at the Health & Fitness Expo.
      • All passes MUST be displayed on your car dash on race morning.
Official Shuttles from Tybee Island and Airport Hotels
  • Official Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Shuttles 
    • We strongly encourage participants and spectators staying on Tybee Island and at Airport Hotels take the official Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Shuttles by Old Town Trolley to and from the race.
      • Shuttle tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Tickets are available at the Health & Fitness Expo (if available). If you pre-purchased a ticket online, you MUST then pick up your shuttle wristband at the Health & Fitness Expo November 2-3 and wear it on race day to board the shuttles.
    • PAID shuttle service ($20 roundtrip) is for runners and spectators.
    • Pre-Race Shuttle Pick-Up Locations:
      • Tybee Island Location #1: Jones Ave. at Park St. (in front of Memorial Park)
      • Tybee Island Location #2: 14th & Butler Ave. (at Hotel Tybee)
      • Airport Hotels Location: 8 Stephen S. Green Drive (at Waffle House)
      • Note: Shuttle pick-up locations are pay-to-park areas so please plan to walk to the shuttle pick-up locations.
    • Pre-Race Shuttle Pick-Up Times:
      • Two pickups will be made at each pick-up location, one at 5:30 am and one at 6:15 am
    • Start Line Shuttle Drop-Off Location: Start Village at Emmet Park (E Bay St. & E Broad St.)
    • Post-Race Shuttle Pick-Up Location: Whitaker St. at Forsyth Park
      • Post-Race Shuttle Times: Shuttles depart 10:00 am-3:15 pm as they fill or every 15 minutes.

Runner Drop Off and Pick Up
  • Drop Off at Start: E Broughton St. between Drayton St. & Bull St.
  • Pick Up at Finish: Drayton St. & E Gaston St.
  • Please direct all personal vehicles, cabs and rideshare services to these designated locations.
Walking From Downtown
  • The start line is located on E. Bay St. at Bull St. and is a short walk (between 5-15 min.) from most downtown Savannah hotels.

Sunday Race Day – 5K & 1 Mile

Sunday Race Day Details
    • Race Day: Sunday, November 5, 2017 (5K and 1 Mile race day)
    • 5K Start Time: 1:00 pm; 1 Mile Start Time: 2:30 pm
    • Start and Finish Line Location:
      • Daffin Park at Grayson Stadium
Parking & Transportation
  • Parking Options:
    • Daffin Park Parking:
      • Limited FREE parking is available within Daffin Park and the surrounding area. The main parking lot is accessible on Cedar St. from Victory Ave., with additional parking accessible via Victory Ave.
      • Please be mindful of all posted city parking regulations in the surrounding community on race day.
      • NOTE: Some parking locations will not be accessible for exit until after the 5K is complete.
  • Alternate Transportation Options: 
    • Park Downtown & Cab/Rideshare to Daffin Park:
      • PAID parking in downtown Savannah is available at numerous parking garages and lots. Please view Savannah’s Parksmart Downtown brochure for complete details for parking downtown.
      • Participants who park downtown MUST then cab or use a rideshare service to get to Daffin Park.
      • ***NEW FOR 2017*** There will be NO shuttles from downtown to the 5K and 1 Mile.
    • Cab/Rideshare to Daffin Park:
      • Please direct all cabs and rideshare services to drop off and pick up at W M Grayson Stadium St (off of Victory Dr.).
Runner Drop Off and Pick Up
  • Drop-Off and Pick-Up Location: W M Grayson Stadium St (off of Victory Dr.)
  • Please direct all personal vehicles, cabs and rideshare services to this designated location.

Race Weekend

Transportation From Atlanta
  • Savannah16 is the most luxurious way to travel between Savannah and Atlanta. Their Mercedes Sprinter Vans offer the ultimate ground transportation experience with complimentary snacks, wifi, power outlets and USB ports. Savannah16 is proud to partner once again with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series in Savannah.
  • Savannah16 is offering registered runners and their friends and family 50% off standard adult fares for travel to the events of the weekend. Please enter code RNR2017 upon checkout. Valid dates of travel are 11/2-11/6/2017. Just show registration confirmation upon boarding for final verification.
  • Book online at www.savannah16.com, or by calling 404-500-3966.

Getting Around the City Using Waze
  • Road Closures: Race day road closures may impact your travel to and from the event. Be aware and plan ahead by studying our road closure list and alternate access information here. You can also download the free Waze app on your smart point for point to point directions around road closures on race day.

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