Savannah's Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Attracts More Than 18,000 Runn - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Savannah's Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Attracts More Than 18,000 Runners

Posted: Updated:
SAVANNAH, GA -

More than 18,000 runners laced up their shoes and pushed themselves to the max Saturday for the Rock ‘N' Roll marathon. While some runners chose to complete the half marathon, others went the full 26.2 length.

Runners came from near and far to see how much they could push themselves.

"It's on my bucket list so I wanted to go ahead and knock it out when I'm young," said runner Vonnetta Epps.

While some runners trained for months for their first race, others have been doing this for a while.

"This will be number 25," said runner Amy Wang.

As runners made their way through Savannah they had a lot of encouragement from family and friends who lined the streets. Once the end was in sight, runners got their second wind, like full marathon winner Eric McDonald. McDonald said the cheers from the crowds really helped.

"The people are really just giving you like inspirational sayings, basically the whole time you are passing them, so that was obviously a huge help," said McDonald.

One runner said he recommends a lot of training for those who want to participate in the marathon next year.

If you would like to look up race results click here: http://running.competitor.com/live-results#b=na&v=ptrack

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE Squatters moving out of soldier's home

    UPDATE Squatters moving out of soldier's home

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:51:57 GMT
    Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.Squatters begin moving out of Spc. Michael Sharkey's home on Wednesday night.
    NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) - WFLA's story about a New Port Richey soldier who says his home has been taken over by squatters is striking a nerve in the community and now, the squatters are moving out.
    NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) - WFLA's story about a New Port Richey soldier who says his home has been taken over by squatters is striking a nerve in the community and now, the squatters are moving out.
  • Former Postal Worker Sentenced for Not Delivering 45,000 Pieces of Mail

    Former Postal Worker Sentenced for Not Delivering 45,000 Pieces of Mail

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:45:46 GMT
    (CNN) - A former Kentucky postal worker was sentenced to six months in federal prison for failing to deliver about 45,000 pieces of mail.
    (CNN) - A former Kentucky postal worker was sentenced to six months in federal prison for failing to deliver about 45,000 pieces of mail.
  • Squatters Move Into Soldier's Home and Refuse to Leave

    Squatters Move Into Soldier's Home and Refuse to Leave

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:25:50 GMT
    Alleged SquatterAlleged Squatter
    When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house.
    When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.