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6 Ways To Rock The Critz Tybee Run Fest

Kick the year off right and take advantage of this one of a kind race, right here on Tybee Island. The Critz Tybee Run Fest on February 3 and 4 is in its sixth year and features races of various lengths and skill levels. Check out these options– there’s a perfect race for everyone!

1. Run through the night at the North Beach Bar and Grill 5K.

At 6:15 p.m. on Friday night, participants will start in front of Tybee Island’s historic lighthouse and finish at the North Beach Bar and Grill.

2. Give it a shot at the Byrd’s Famous Cookies 1/7 Mile Kiddie Run.

Kids of all ages can participate at 6 p.m. on Friday night, too! All runners receive a T-shirt and finisher medal.

3. Take the Wet Willie’s 10K by storm.

Saturday morning, runners begin at 7:00 a.m. on 15th Street and end at 8:15 a.m., just in time for the next race!

4. Kick up dust at the Chu’s Half Marathon.

Start at 15th Street at 8:30 a.m. The Half Marathon features pit stops with Powerade, water and restrooms every two miles along the route.

5. Let loose at the Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run.

Runners will feel the breeze in their hair and sand under their feet at 12:00 noon near the Pier for this 2.8 mile run along the coast.

6. Bring it at the Basil’s 1 Mile Race.

At 1:00 p.m., meet at 15th Street to compete in a quick mile race. Perfect for beginners and kids or those just looking for a quick cool down before the Run Fest celebration!

On Saturday, runners and participants can mingle with sponsors, partners and the organizers of the Run Fest in the festival zone from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The VIP tent, presented by Savannah Magazine and longtime partner of the Run Fest, Savannah Morning News, hosts groups of runners, partners and guests in a relaxed atmosphere.

Participants can register for each race individually or register for them all and complete a full marathon in total. Register here!

Get the full scoop here, and we’ll see you at the races!

jess_brannen_headshotJess Brannen is Visit Tybee’s Digital Content Coordinator. She graduated from Armstrong State University with her BA in English and Professional Communications. Jess is a Savannah native and loves playing with Sir Charles Barkley, her neurotic golden retriever, and watching reruns of Martha Stewart’s cooking shows while eating chocolate. 

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