Savannah Rock-N-Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon
July 18, 2014
-- The Savannah Rock-N-Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 8, but as seasoned runners know, it’s never too early to begin training. The certified trainers at the Wellness Institute (http://www.newriverwellnessinstitute.com/)
and Palmetto Running Co. in Bluffton will be offering two specific training programs to help Lowcountry runners prepare for the race. The Marathon Training Program will kick off on Saturday, July 19, with the Half-Marathon Training scheduled to begin on Saturday, August 16.
Starting in historic downtown Savannah, the course for the Savannah Rock-N-Roll Marathon will run from the intersection of Bay Street and Bull Street at City Hall and will pass by three historic downtown city squares, continuing past the palatial homes of Gordonston and beautiful West Savannah, before finishing at Forsyth Park. There will be a Finish Line Festival immediately following the race featuring refreshments and live music.
Preparing to run a marathon is serious business, but the professionals at the Wellness Institute and Palmetto Running Co. can make the entire process exhilarating and fun. Participants can expect to learn exercises and routines that will help prepare the body for the grueling demands of a marathon. The training is designed to enhance performance and stamina, while helping to reduce the risk of injury.
"We're looking forward to helping runners of all levels in their quest to run the Rock 'N' Roll marathon and half marathon," said Craig Weyer, Director of the Wellness Institute. "We have all sorts of activities planned to help guide participants through their training."
Dedicated to helping residents from throughout the Lowcountry maintain a healthy lifestyle and maximize their physical and mental well-being and potential, the Wellness Institute offers both a full gym and yoga studio. Their certified instructors offer a wide range of physical therapy and sports programs, including Pilates, yoga, massage therapy, and sports therapy. They also provide tennis classes, golf swing lessons, and more.
Conveniently located at 100 Okatie Center Blvd. North in Bluffton, the state-of-the-
art Wellness Institute is only minutes from Savannah, Hilton Head Island, and Beaufort.
Those who are interested in enrolling in either the Marathon or Half-Marathon Training should call the Wellness Institute at 843-705-7483 for more information.
Starting time for the Savannah Rock-N-Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon will be 7 a.m. on Saturday, November 8. A 5K and one-mile race are scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 9, starting at a time to be determined. For more information regarding the event visit the Savannah Rock-N-Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon (http://runrocknroll.competitor.com/savannah/event-details