Critz Tybee Run Fest Offers Chance to Win $10,000

Tybee Island in beautiful coastal Georgia is just a few short miles away from popular Savannah and offers special events not found in any other parts of the South!  One of those events is the annual Critz Tybee Run Fest, a two day series of races that bring people from all over to not only compete but to watch and experience Tybee Island.  This year the event takes place February 3-4 and includes five events totaling up to 26.2 miles – a true marathon!  If you are one of the many who will participate, you will have the opportunity to win $10,000 for breaking the world marathon record (2:03:38 for men, 2:15:25 for women).

February makes for the perfect time of year to have the Critz Tybee Run Fest because of the moderate temperatures and breathtaking scenery.  While you are here for this event, take advantage of the other outdoor activities, dining options, and family-friendly events, all happening along the five miles of white sandy beach!  “Visitors can ride bikes beneath a canopy of live oaks, stroll along five miles of wide beaches, kayak to Little Tybee Island for the day or explore local rivers on a Jet Ski.  We also have amazing restaurants, charming boutiques and so many opportunities for active travelers” said Lindsay Fruchtl, marketing director for the Tybee Island Tourism Council.

You can participate in any or all of the five events, all you need to do is register!

  • North Beach Grill 5K Friday night at the Lighthouse
  • Sundae Cafe 10K Saturday morning at 7:00am
  • Critz Half Marathon Saturday morning at 8:30am
  • Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run Saturday afternoon at 12:00pm
  • YMCA 1 Mile Run Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm

One of the best changes the event planners have made is to make it a two day event instead of just one.  “In years past, it’s been a one-day event and has not had the opportunity for overnight stays as this would,” said Greg Stoeffler, a tourism council board member.  The opportunity for visitors to be on the island for two days for the event will allow them to experience so much more of what Tybee has to offer, especially the places to book your stay.

The 17th Street Inn is one of the highly recommended inn’s on the island, located just 1/2 block from the ocean and 20 minutes from Historic Downtown Savannah.  A unique inn at the beach, the 17th Street Inn provides a beautiful and relaxing way to spend the down time from the festivities of the Critz Run.

Contact us here at the 17th Street Inn for more information about staying with us, things to do on Tybee Island including dining, nightlife, beach activities, must see attractions and events, and any other questions you may have about the area!  We would also love for you to connect with us on our Facebook Page.

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  1. […] Island offers so many things to do.  Two major happenings during the month of February are the Critz Tybee Run Fest (Feb. 3-4) and the 4th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee (Feb. […]



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