FAQS

Is there an age limit?
Anyone at the age of 6 or older can register for the 5K.  Anyone the age of 16 or older can register for the half marathon.
Is the event timed?
Yes. Both the Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K are timed using DELMO Sports. Participants will be able to view their results through our event app or on the website after the race here. Timing does not start till participants cross the start line.
Does the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K have a time limit for the course?
Yes, both races have a time limit. Participants of the Half Marathon must complete the course in less than 4 hours. The 5K participants must complete the course in less than 1 hour.
What happens in the case of inclement weather?

Weather

The race will be held rain or shine. If there is lightning in the area, the race will either have a delayed start (maximum 30-minute delay) or, depending on the intensity of the weather, be canceled. The determination will be made by the Event Management staff and local law enforcement to determine the proper action. Legally, the race cannot take place while lightning is in the area for liability reasons.

As a reminder, the registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Lightning Policy

Event operations will shut down when lightning is 10 miles out from the event areas. Event operations will not resume until the lightning is 10 miles out, moving away from the event areas. Event Management staff will determine this using the Flash to Bang Rule* and weather radar. The Event Management staff and local law enforcement will decide on a course of action to utilize the operational rain plan, delay the event, or cancel the event. Any action will not take place till race morning.

*Flash to Bang Rule* is applied by measuring the time (in seconds) between a visual lightning “Flash” and hearing the resulting “Bang”. This time is then divided by a factor of “5” to obtain distance in miles. For example, 50 seconds between “Flash” and “Bang” divided by “5” equals 10 miles.

Where can I find race photos and/or results from the race?
Check out the links below to view your results and your race photos!!

Results:     2022 Race Results
Photos:      2022 Race Photos

Please note: Pictures may take a few days to be uploaded to the photo website.

Are walkers welcome at the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K?
Yes, walkers are welcome at the Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K. We ask that walkers please make sure you enter the correct estimated finish time so that we may place you in the appropriate corral.
Are strollers allowed at the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K?
Yes, however it MUST be a jogging stroller. This is for each runner’s safety and to help with pace. Please position yourself appropriately at the start line to limit hazard during the start.
Are dogs allowed at the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K?
No, dogs are NOT allowed at the Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K.
Is there space for family members and friends to watch me along the course?
Yes, spectators can watch the race along the route and will be able to cross the route in designated areas when runner traffic is low.
Where do I park for the race?
There is an abundance of parking garages around the city that are a convenient walk from the start and finish line area in Forsyth Park. There is also on-street parking available around the city. For more information on race day parking options, please click here: RACE DAY PARKING.
Is there a way to stay up to date with the latest news about the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K?
The best way to stay up to date on the Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K is to follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We are always updating the page with information about the race, as well as offering occasional registration discounts to those who follow us. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/SavannahWomensHalf.
Is there a charity partner for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K?
Yes, the Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K donates money to multiple charities involved with the event, but our official charity for the race is Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia. For a list of our charities and how to donate yourself, please click here.
Can I volunteer for the event?
Yes, we have lots of volunteer opportunities available for the race. To volunteer, click here.
I’m coming in from out of town. Where can I go to get information about what there is to do in Savannah?
For more information about Savannah, please go to www.VisitSavannah.com. Here you will find information about transportation and parking as well as information about restaurants, hotels, and activities around the city for you and your family and friends to enjoy. Also, check out our Facebook page and Twitter.
When and where do I pick up my race bib and timing chip?
You can pick up your packet at the Fashion Fitness Expo at Trustees’ Garden on Friday, March 31, 2023 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Address:
Kehoe Ironworks Building
660 E Broughton St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Can someone else pick up my race packet for me?
Yes, each participant is allowed to pick-up two additional race packets for friends or family. Please provide the following, if possible:

  • Registration confirmation printout
  • COPY of valid photo ID for the person whose packet the other is picking up
What do I need to bring with me to pick up my packet?
Please provide either your confirmation email or a valid photo ID. Anyone under the age of 18 is not required to show an ID as long as they have a confirmation email.
If I can’t make it to the Fashion Fitness Expo on Friday, is there a race day packet pick up option available?
Yes, we will have race day packet pick-up available on race morning at the Solutions tent from 6:15 – 7:15 a.m. in Forsyth Park near the start line.
I registered for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K but now I can’t participate. Can I receive a refund?
Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K. If you can’t make it to the run, you can still pick up your packet and participant bag or have them mailed to you. You may also switch to the virtual race.
I registered but now I cannot participate. Can I transfer my registration to someone else?
Yes, we offer transfers to new participants. Our transfer fee is $20 for all transfers to new participants. Visit your participant account to transfer.

To transfer your 2023 registration to someone else, please do the following:
1. Log in to your participant account
2. Click “YOUR REGISTRATIONS”
3. Click “VIEW REGISTRATION” for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K.
4. At the bottom right hand side of the page, click “REGISTRATION OPTIONS”
5. Click “TRANSFER”
6. You will need to enter the Name and Email Address for the person that you are transferring to. You will have the option to Pass The Fee or Pay The Fee.

The transfer is not complete until the person you are transferring to has accepted the registration.

Deadline to transfer your registration to a new participant is February 15, 2023.

I registered but now I cannot participate. Can I defer my registration to a future year?
Yes, we offer deferrals to participants. Our deferral fee is $35 for the half marathon and $20 for the 5K for all participant deferrals. Visit your participant account to defer your registration to a future year.

To defer your 2023 registration for the future, please do the following:

  1. Log in to your participant account
  2. Click “YOUR REGISTRATIONS”
  3. Click “VIEW REGISTRATION” for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K
  4. At the bottom right-hand side of the page, click “REGISTRATION OPTIONS”
  5. Click “DEFER FOR FUTURE” and then click “DEFER.”

Deadline to defer your registration to a future year is February 15, 2023.

I want to change to a different race than the one I originally registered for. How do I change that?
Yes, you can transfer your entry to another race by visiting your participant account.

1.) Log into your Participant Account

2.) At the top of the page, click on “Your Registrations”

3.) On the right side of the tile, click on “Edit Registration”

4.) At the bottom right, click on the grey button labeled “Registration Options,”

5.) Then select “Switch Category”

Deadline to change race categories is February 15, 2023.

I want to sign up for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K. Where do I register?
Simply click the Register button in the upper right hand corner of our website where it will take you to our registration platform. Online registration closes on Wednesday, March 31, 2023. Packet Pick-Up is on March 31, 2023 from 11 a.m. – 7 pm at the Fashion Fitness Expo. There will be NO race day registration available.

Registration closes Wednesday, March 31, 2023.

How do I confirm if I am registered for the event?
You can confirm your registration by visiting your participant account.
What do I receive with my registration?
Participants of the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K will receive the following items with their registration:

  • Exclusive runner gift
  • Finisher medal
  • Invitation to our Virtual Race Bag for exclusive coupons
  • Goodies from some of our local partners
  • FREE admission to our Yoga in the Square event on Sunday, April 2, 2023.
Are men allowed to register for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K?
The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K is a women’s specific event with gifts, themes, and vendors all being tailored for women. However, men are allowed to register for the event. Men will NOT be eligible to receive any post-race finisher awards (top overall, top age group) in either the Half Marathon or the 5K.
Do you offer team/group registration?
No, we do not have any group registration available at this time.
Are there a limited number of runners allowed at the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K?
The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon will be limited to 4,000 runners.
Do you offer police, fire or military discounts for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K?
For unit/squad/department discounts, please send us an email.
Do you offer a VIP ticket for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K?
Yes, the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K offers participants the option to purchase tickets to the VIP Experience, which provides participants with VIP access after you finish the race, where you are free to enjoy the VIP tent. This package includes an exclusive VIP gift, access to the VIP tent on race day in the post-race party area with hot breakfast, coffee, mimosas, massages, lounge seating and more. There are only 200 spots available so don’t delay! Make your weekend unforgettable!
How do I sign up for the 2023 VIP Experience?
You can sign up for the VIP Experience when you register for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K. Click here to register for the race. If you have already registered for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K, but want to add the VIP Experience to your registration, please click here to add VIP.
How do I add the VIP Experience to my registration if I’ve already registered for the race?
If you’ve already registered for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K, but want to add the VIP Experience to your registration, please click here.
Can I request a refund for the VIP Experience?
No, all registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. VIP Experience passes are also not deferrable.
Does the VIP package include my entry to the race?
No, you must register for the race separately.
Where do I pick up my VIP package?
VIP packages can be picked up at the VIP booth at the Fashion Fitness Expo or on race day, you can visit the tent entrance and your name will be on the list.
When do I receive my Participant Gift?
You will receive your Participant Gift when you pick up your VIP wristband at the Fashion Fitness Expo on Friday, March 31, 2023. If you cannot make it to the Fashion Fitness Expo, you can come to the VIP tent on race day Saturday morning and they will have a list to get you your SWAG and wristband.
Can I bring my children or significant other into the VIP tent?
All guests over 8 years old will need a VIP wristband to access the VIP area. You may purchase multiple VIP tickets if needed for family.
Can I buy a VIP Experience registration for a friend?
Yes, you may purchase a non-participant registration for the VIP Experience.
Can someone else pick up my VIP Experience registration?
Please email us prior to pick-up with the name of who will be picking up the package so we can make note: KPresti@VisitSavannah.com
Where is the VIP tent located?
The VIP tent is located in Forsyth Park about 50 yards from the start line.
When will I receive full details of the VIP package I purchased?
We will email all pertinent information about the VIP package 3 days before the race.
Parking
For race day, there is an abundance of city parking garages and on-street parking available around Forsyth Park, which is where the start and finish line are. For Saturday parking options, view RACE DAY PARKING.
Wave Start / Corral System
The Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K offers a lead corral for the first 200 runners selected by race officials. Additionally, there is an informal corral structure, where participants can sort themselves in whichever corral best suits them. We ask that participants please be courteous and not start in a corral that doesn’t match their running pace so that everyone has an enjoyable experience during the race.
Pace Groups
The Publix Savannah Women’s Half will have 6 pace groups for the race. Pace group leaders will be holding signs with the appropriate time on their card. You can join a pace group by joining up at the start line or you can find out more information at the Fashion Fitness Expo table for pace groups.

1:45
2:00
2:15
2:30
2:45
3:00

Making Corral Changes
The start line corral system allows for a smooth race start for participants of varying levels. Based on the estimated finish time that you provide on your race entry form, you are assigned a race number and corresponding corral, with other participants of similar running pace. Participants can freely change between corrals at the start line, except for the lead corral. Corral placement is merely for sorting purposes and is based on the honor system.
Gear Check
Before you enter your assigned corral, drop off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check. While you run, your gear will be held at Gear Check. Participants may pick up their Gear Check bag at the Fashion & Fitness Expo when you pick up your packet or on race day at the Gear Check tent. The Gear Check tent will be located inside Forsyth Park near the post-race party area near the solutions/packet pick-up tent. Write your bib number on your bag in the space provided on the bag before you leave it with the Gear Check crew. After the race, reclaim your checked bag at the designated Gear Check area. Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the Finish Line Festival on race day at 12:00 PM.
Course Time Limit
Participants are given a maximum time for both the Half Marathon and the 5K. The Half Marathon must be finished in 4 hours. The 5K must be finished in 1 hour. Click here for an official pacing chart.
Hydration Stations
There are 10 Hydration Stations located along the half marathon route, with three of them located on the 5K course. All stations will provide water. Five stations will also have Sports Drink and portable restrooms.
Medical Stations
There are 5 Medical Stations located along the half marathon course with 1 of those located on the 5K course as well. There is also a medical tent at the Finish Line area.
Course Rules
To ensure the safety and well being of others during the race, please adhere to the following: No dogs, bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates or unauthorized wheeled vehicles will be permitted on the Half Marathon or 5K course. Jogging strollers are permitted with approval from the event organizers. To ask for approval, please contact us through the website.
Secure Zone
Once you cross the finish line, you’ll enter the Secure Zone, a fenced off area designated for participants only. In the Secure Zone, you will have the opportunity to refuel with food and water as well as receive your finisher medal and participant gift. After leaving the Secure Zone, you CANNOT re-enter. Just outside of the Secure Zone, you will find the Post-Race Party area, as well as signs to point you in the direction of gear check and the family zone.
Chip Timing
The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K timing system is provided by DELMO Sports. Runners and walkers who wish to receive a time must pick up their timing chip at the Fashion Fitness Expo on Friday, March 31, 2023 at Kehoe Iron Works Building (660 E Broughton St.) or on race day during the scheduled packet pick-up time in Forsyth Park.

Please ensure the following in order to receive an accurate time:

  • Race bib is clearly visible on the front of the torso
  • Race bib is unaltered and unmodified (do not fold or wrinkle)
  • Race bib is pinned on all four corners
  • Race bib is not covered (jackets, runner belts, water bottles, etc.)

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