FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

2022 Registration

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 30, 2022. Packet Pick-Up is on April 1, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 7 pm at the Fashion Fitness Expo. There will be NO race day registration available. Registration closes Wednesday, March 30, 2022.




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 3, 2022.




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 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! If you have any additional questions, click here to view our FAQ sheet pertaining specifically to VIP or contact us through the website.





Changes/Refunds

I registered for the Publix Savannah Women's Half & 5K but now I can't participate. Can I receive a refund?


Sorry but 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 pickup your packet and participant bag, or have it 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 2022 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 16, 2022.




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 16, 2022.




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 2022 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 16, 2022.





Race

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




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 cancelled. 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 lightening 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: Race Results Photos: Race Photos Please note: Pictures may take a few days to be uploaded to photo website. 2020 virtual race results not available at this time.




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 an age limit for the Publix Savannah Women's Half & 5K?


Our age groups range from Under 19 to 70 and over. The half marathon has an age limit of 12 and 5K has age limit of 6.




Can I bring my personal music player or phone with me on the course?


Yes, the Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K currently allows the use of personal music players.




How do I return to my car after the race is over?


Forsyth Park is located on the south end of Savannah’s Historic District with plenty of parking in the surrounding area. All of the Historic District falls within a 15 minute walking window of Forsyth Park. Savannah offers plenty of parking options around the city so visit www.savannahga.gov for more information.




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 are 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 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 website after the race at www.SavannahWomensHalf.com. Timing does not start till participants cross the start line.




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 www.Facebook.com/VisitSavannahGA and Twitter at www.Twitter.com/VisitSavannah.





Packet Pick-Up

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 April 1, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Address: Trustees' Garden 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 print out
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.





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