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6 Ways To Rock The Critz Tybee Run Fest

This February marks the 10th anniversary for the Critz Tybee Run Fest on February 2nd and 3rd on Tybee Island. Since inception, this weekend event has granted over half a million dollars to organizations that foster education and healthy living in the Coastal Empire. This unique running competition offers so many activities for every skill level, from toddlers to marathon runners, there’s something for everyone at this weekend fest!

Here’s your guide to rocking this year’s race and getting active at this annual island event:

1. Run under the moonlight at the North Beach Bar and Grill 5K

Starting at 6:15pm on Friday night, runners will start and finish in front of the historic Tybee Island Light Station.

2. Bring the kids to the Byrd’s Famous Cookies 1/7 Mile Kiddie Run

Kids of all ages can participate at 6pm on Friday night, too! All toddlers receive a souvenir t-shirt and finisher medal.

3. Take the Collins Quarter 10K by storm

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

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

Starting at 8:30am at 15th Street, this half marathon features pit stops throughout with Powerade, water and restrooms every two miles along the route.

5. Get sandy at the Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run

Runners will feel the breeze in their hair and sand under their feet at 12pm for this 2.8 mile run along the coast.

6. Bring it at the West Rehab 1 Mile Race

At 1pm, meet at 15th Street to compete in a quick mile race. Perfect for beginners and kids or those looking for a speedy cool down before the Run Fest celebration.

Participants can register for each race individually or together to complete a full marathon in total. Register here! All active and retired military, as well as first responders, receive a special early bird discount.

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

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