If you are looking for an inspiring and motivating runner to follow, look no further than our ambassadors. These race ambassadors will keep you up to date on everything about the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K and how to stay active, healthy and happy in your everyday life.

2019 Ambassadors



A local Savannahian, Cecilia is a wife, mom, actress/singer, and a Marketing Manager for civil engineering firm, Thomas & Hutton.  In addition, she is the current chair of the Savannah Sports Council and is on the board of directors for Run Walk Savannah (formerly known as Savannah Bicycle Campaign) and 5K leadership team for Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia chapter.  Running gives Cecilia the confidence and will to see that things are possible and there’s always room for improvement.  It’s also taught her to celebrate the small wins and to cherish the incredible friends along the way.  Cecilia is an RRCA certified distance running coach and belongs to local run clubs, Savannah Striders and Moms Run This Town.  She is the founder of Read, Run & Rant, a running book club that was featured in Shape Magazine and is the Georgia Team Leader for the Oiselle Volee.


I’m Sara Maltby. Born and raised in Nashville, TN , moved to the Richmond Hill, GA area with my family from Seoul, S. Korea in 2013 . I am a certified running coach, volunteer coach Community Track Night and SARC. I race often, distances from 5k-100 milers and now Triathlons. I have 2 sweet little boys and the best, most supportive husband ever. 



Kimberly has been an avid runner since 2012. She continued to run between the birth of her two sons, and has embraced the transition from a competitive runner to running for fun. While she’s a marathoner, half marathons are her favorite distance. She blogs about running as a curvy mom and family travel at SavvyMamaLifestyle.com


Chateau started running in 1991 and never stopped. In almost 30 years, she has racked up quite a resume to include running Division I Cross Country for Florida State University; qualifying for and completing the Boston Marathon; finishing the JFK 50 Miler and most recently serving on the Board of Directors for Girls on the Run Coastal Georgia Low Country. In January 2018, Chateau moved to Savannah from the Washington DC area to join her husband stationed at Fort Stewart. As a retired Air Force officer, moving was not foreign to her but she did not know many people in her new city. To make friends, Chateau immediately got involved with Savannah’s athletic community and is excited to serve as a Publix Savannah Women’s Ambassador. Her goal in this endeavor is to help more women live active lifestyles. She says, “No matter what is happening in my life, running has always been there for me; that’s why I keep doing it.”


Hi, I’m Jacy (“Jackie”), a 37 year old graphic designer, wife, and mother of a 9 year old boy and 2 dogs. I’m honored to be one of the local ambassadors for 2019. I’m a chapter leader for Savannah MRTT, a member of SARC, and have been running since 2005. These days you will see less of me on the pavement and more in the CrossFit gym, but I still love participating or volunteering in running events because I love our amazing local running community. 💜
This year will be my 5th year running the Publix Women’s Half/5k. I’m signed up for the 5k this year and I’m training to get a new PR! I was a half marathon pacer at the 2015 and 2016 events. Definitely one of my favorite races in Savannah.  Follow me on Instagram! Looking forward to all the #SavWomensHalf shenanigans with y’all!


Tessa is a certified group fitness instructor for Stroller Strong Moms Savannah, a wife, mom to two littles, and an avid mother runner.  She started running ten years ago, and hasn’t left the pavement since.  She has run countless 5ks & 10ks, several half marathons, five marathons, and recently qualified for Boston this past November at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon.  She loves to share her passion for the sport with others, and is constantly encouraging those around her to push themselves to achieve what they once believed was the impossible.  She is currently getting her RRCA coaching certification, and is honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to help others find a love for the pavement.  The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5k is one of Tessa’s favorite race courses, as it highlights some of the most beautiful parts of this beloved city! 


Brandi is a 30-something runner behind Funner Runner that can be found pounding the pavement outside of Atlanta, GA.  She started running a few years ago as a result of a family goal to participate in a local 5K together and she was quickly bit by the running bug.  Once Brandi found out that running and being active can indeed be fun, it became a huge part of her life very quickly.  She has now ran 4 marathons, 111 half marathons, and countless races of other distances, but her favorite is the half marathon. Brandi loves showing others around her that running and being active can be fun and encouraging others in their journeys.   She is looking forward to an amazing girls weekend in Savannah in April and enjoying all the sights, foods, and of course fun-filled 13.1 miles with her friends.