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Posted: July 17, 2019:  

Athletics: Indie Rock Band, The Strumbellas To Headline Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & Half-Marathon

Indie rock sextet to perform following Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series at Forsyth Park outside finish line festival on Saturday, Nov. 2

SAVANNAH, GA. / TAMPA, Fla. (July 16, 2019) - The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is excited to announce The Strumbellas as the headliner for the 2019 Rock ‘n’ Roll® Savannah Marathon & Half-Marathon. On Saturday, Nov. 3, The Strumbellas will take to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Stage outside the finish line festival at Forsyth Park.

The Strumbellas are an indie rock sextet that have previously performed at major festivals including, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. The group’s song, "Spirits,” was released in 2016 and hit No.1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. Along with this accomplishment, The Strumbellas won the iHeartRadio Music award for Best New Alternative Rock Artist of 2017 and the JUNO Award for Single of the Year beating out Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes. Front man, Simon Ward’s, struggle of balancing work and family is a highlight in the band’s fourth studio album, Rattlesnake. The album released this past March and is a testament to "personal growth and evolution.” The members of the band have stressed that they want their fans to feel something when listening to their music.

"We are excited to bring The Strumbellas to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Stage in the Hostess City” said Keats McGonigal, Senior Regional Director for Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. "The Strumbellas’ sound is the perfect complement to Savannah’s southern charm. Their energy is sure offer a spectacular celebration for runners and spectators who come to the finish line at Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah this November.”

The musically themed Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & Half-Marathon known for Bringing the Fun to the Run", returns to the Hostess City for its ninth year. This charming destination city is not only known offering a beautiful flat and fast course, but also an ideal place to visit with its southern charm and amazing cooking. The weekend kicks off the running on Saturday, Nov. 2 with the marathon and half marathon both concluding in Forsyth Park where participants will be treated to the Strumbellas on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series stage. Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah 1-mile and 5K presented by Brooks wraps up the weekend of running on Sunday, Nov. 3. Both races start in Daffin Park, one of the two largest recreational parks in the historic district, and finish inside historic Grayson Stadium. Runners who compete in any distance on both Saturday and Sunday can earn the Remix Challenge Medal.

Race weekend kicks off with a Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 1 from 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Halls A & B. The expo will showcase vendors featuring the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition, and is free and open to the public.

For more information on The Strumbellas, please visit The Strumbellas.ca.

To register or learn more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & Half-Marathon visit, RunRocknRoll.com. For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, please visit RunRocknRoll.com.

For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, please visit RunRocknRoll.com..

About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® is the world’s largest running series taking part in over 30 destination events around the world every year. Established in 1998, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series simple idea of making running fun has transformed both the U.S. and global running landscape by infusing the course with live bands, cheer teams and entertaining water stations, creating a block-party atmosphere for participants and spectators alike. Focused on running, music and community, race weekend kicks off with a free Health & Fitness Expo showcasing the latest in running gear, sports apparel, health and nutritional information and much more. Events culminate with an entertaining finish-line festival featuring some of the biggest names in music, with past performances including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, O.A.R. Aloe Blacc, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Band Perry, Fitz and the Tantrums, the Goo Goo Dolls and Bret Michaels. Further information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series can be found online at www.RunRocknRoll.com and follow @RunRocknRoll on all social platforms.

About The IRONMAN Group

As part of Wanda Sports Holdings, The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150" Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the Velothon® Series, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, premier marathons including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, trail running like Ultra-Trail Australia", and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 230 events across 53 countries. For more information, visit Ironman.com.

About Wanda Sports Group

Wanda Sports Group is a leading global sports events, media and marketing platform with a mission to unite people in sports and enable athletes and fans to live their passions and dreams. We have significant intellectual property rights, long-term relationships and broad execution capabilities, enabling us to deliver unrivalled sports event experiences, creating access to engaging content and building inclusive communities. We offer a comprehensive array of events, marketing and media services through three primary segments: Mass Participation, Spectator Sports and Digital, Production, Sports Solutions (DPSS). Our full-service platform creates value for our partners and clients as well as other stakeholders in the sports ecosystem, from rights owners, to brands and advertisers, and to fans and athletes.

Headquartered in Beijing, China, Wanda Sports Group has more than 60 offices and 1,600 employees around the world.


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