SAVANNAH, GA (November 2, 2017) – Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are utilizing SCMPD.org to advise residents and visitors of activities surrounding Saturday’s 7th Annual Rock n’ Roll Marathon.
Roughly 18,000 runners are expected in the race, which begins on Bay Street in front of City Hall at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 4. Preparations for the event will begin just after midnight as police will verify that the 13-mile half-marathon and 26-mile marathon courses are free of parked vehicles.
The Competitor Group, based out of San Diego and responsible for putting the marathon on each year, has distributed Road Closure Brochures to those in the areas impacted by the race. The brochures detail the route, ways to navigate around the race and information regarding the overall event.
Real time road closure info will be visible on the free WAZE app, available on all mobile devices.
Several areas are of particular note:
- Drayton Street will be closed to traffic from Park Avenue to East Hall Street from Friday throughout the race to allow for setup of the finish line.
- On Saturday, the area around Forsyth Park, where the races will end and runners usually congregate to recuperate, will be highly congested until roughly 4 p.m.. There may be additional road closures in this area as a matter of public safety.
- Bay Street from Bull to Lincoln streets will experience closures beginning around 3 a.m. Saturday for the build out of the marathon starting area.
- Victory Drive will remain open through the event but becomes highly congested during the marathon due to increased traffic. Allow for extra time in your commute.