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Critz Tybee Run


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Nestled just off the coast of Savannah near Wilmington Island and the mouth of the Savannah River along the border between Georgia and South Carolina, Tybee Island still has much of its wild, untamed natural beauty, scenery that runners will get to take in at the annual Critz Tybee Run Fest in early February , which features a half marathon, 10K, 2.8-mile and 1-mile run.

Now set for its annual running in its current incarnation as the Critz Tybee Run Fest, the race actually dates all the way back to the late 1970s, when it was run as the March of Dimes Marathon at the nearby Hunter Army Airfield. Over the years, it changed its name a few times as well as its venue — to the Savannah Marathon and then the Tybee Maritime Marathon, to which the half marathon was added for the first time in 1995.

Today, the race is run on Tybee Island’s downtown city streets and near the end of the island around the Tybee Island Lighthouse and the Fort Screven historic district, which served as an active fort between 1899 and 1947, when it was decommissioned. It’s perhaps best known for its famous Army general George C. Marshall, who would go on to develop the Marshall Plan that rebuilt Europe after the devastation of World War II.

Participants are cautioned to remember that the roads for this event remain open to traffic, so runners are encouraged to stay in the right lane at all times, unless directed otherwise by race organizers or traffic police. While you’re in town, you’ll likely also see signs or hear stories about the “Tybee Bomb,” an unexploded atomic bomb that was dropped into the ocean off the coast of Tybee in the late 1950s and never recovered, even after multiple attempts to find it.


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Aid stations with water, Powerade and porta potties will be at miles 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12.


Depending on how many events you participate in, you have the possibility of winning multiple awards, though only select events will offer finisher’s medals. There will be an awards ceremony immediately following each event as well as an overall awards ceremony following the last event on Saturday at 1:30pm at the post race party near the finish line.


If you are running the 10K and the Half Marathon, please be sure you can run the 10K in at least 1 hour and 15 minutes. This will ensure a smooth transition for you between the 10K finish and Half Marathon start. Remember that the Half Marathon will start at exactly 8:30am. The timing mat at the Half Marathon starting line will be turned off precisely 10 minutes after the start horn. This still gives you a 10 minute grace period in case you do not finish in under 1½ hours.


Aid stations with water and Powerade.

Critz Tybee Run 路线图

Critz Tybee Run 路线图


Memorial Park on Tybee’s 15th Street

Tybee Island,us


Runners start the half marathon — like the other races in the event, which includes a kiddie run and a 5K on Friday, followed by the half marathon, 10K, 2.8-mile and 1-mile race on Saturday — near Memorial Park on Tybee’s 15th Street, just off Butler Street. From there, the route takes runners to both ends of the 21-square-mile island and passes by sights such as Jaycee Park and the historic Tybee Island Light Station, one of handful of 18th-century-era lighthouses still in operation in the United States.

Critz Tybee Run 花絮

When the event moved to Tybee Island in 1995, it became the Tybee Maritime Marathon (later becoming the Memorial Health Tybee Marathon) which included a marathon, half marathon, and 5K. All races were USATF certified courses and the marathon was a Boston qualifier during the years it was held. The full marathon was dropped in 2009 and the event then featured a half marathon and 5K. In early 2009 the title sponsor at the time backed out of the event on short notice and the event was supposed to be cancelled. When Dale Critz Jr., an avid runner and prominent Savannah community figure, found out about the cancellation, he contacted Robert Espinoza, owner of Fleet Feet Sports Savannah, and the two men quickly jumped onboard for assuring the occurrence of the 2009 event. The Critz Tybee Run was then born.

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