Live Like a Local: The Tybee Critz Run!

     It’s hard to believe it is already February! That means it’s time for the Tybee Critz Run, a 5K and Half Marathon. This year’s race day is Saturday, February 5th! Last year, the Tybee Critz Run raised and presented $40,500 to the Savannah Community Foundation. The funds went to provide scholarships for local students in need. So, The Critz Run is a great reason to get those running shoes on! All the fun actually gets started the day before the race, Friday February 4th, with the Annual St. Michael’s Spaghetti Dinner.

All you runners and pasta lovers can make plans to be at St. Michael’s Parrish Center, located at 714 Lovell Avenue and 8th Street. The meal includes spaghetti with meat sauce, bread, dessert, and drink, so be there from 5:30 to 7:30pm to get your carbs for the big race on Saturday! Tickets for the meal are available at the door and are $9 for adults and $6 for children.

The winning t-shirt design was made by Michael Spooner,
a recent SCAD graduate! Congrats Michael!

     The 5K run begins at 8am sharp at the Historic Tybee Island Lighthouse and ends on 16th Street facing the pier and beautiful Tybee beaches. For those running the half marathon, the start time is 8:30 and the course begins on 15th Street near the famous Breakfast Club and ends on 16th Street where the 5K wraps up. For more information and logistics, make sure you visit the Tybee Critz Run website. The course maps are available there as well, but here’s a little idea for you.

     So, whether you are running or supporting from the sidelines, you’ll know where to go! I’m running in the 5K this weekend! Hopefully I’ll see you there! Good luck everyone!