In 2017, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series will be celebrating 20 Years Running. It all began in San Diego in 1998. 2017 will also mark Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon and 1/2 Marathon’s 7th year with the series since its inaugural race in 2011. Throughout the years, Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah has become a landmark event for the Hostess City of the South, featuring charming, scenic courses through the historic downtown district and southern hospitality at every turn. In addition there is a two-day Health & Fitness Expo prior to the race at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center for race participants to pick up their race packets. The expo is free, open to the public and features the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health & nutrition information and interactive displays. More than 21,000 people registered for the 2015 race, making it the second most attended race after the inaugural race in 2011.