YMCA Critz Tybee Run

Fri February 3 - Sat February 4 Tybee Island, GA 31328 US
1605 Strand Ave.
Tybee Island, GA US 31328

Join us on Tybee Island, Georgia for a run festival where Friday is the Taste, Saturday is the Test. A running event like no other. Run one, two, three, or all 5 events. If you choose to run them all the distances add up to 26.2… a full marathon. 

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Schedule of Events

Price Increases

04/01/2022, 08/01/2022, 12/01/2022, 02/01/2023


Enjoy the 2023 Critz Tybee Run Expo: Details coming soon! 

Friday: The Taste

Kid's Run and 5K 

Friday is the taste! The Kid's Run will start at 5:30 p.m. and the 5K at 6:00 p.m.. There promises to be fun for the whole family! After the race, grab your finisher medal and enjoy pizza, gumbo and treats from our amazing sponsors. Awards will take place in the main tent following the 5K.

Saturday: The Test

10K, Half Marathon, 2.8 Mile Beach Run and 1 Mile 

This is your day to put yourself to the test! Take in all Tybee has to offer with one, a couple or all of these Saturday morning race events.  After the race, grab your finisher medal and enjoy a cold beer and some amazing food from our sponsors!

Schedule of Events

  • 7:00am     Collins Quarter 10K
  • 8:30am     Chu's Half Marathon
  • 12:00pm   Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run
  • 1:00pm     West Construction 1 Mile Run
  • 2:00pm     Run Fest Concludes

Saturday: The VIP Experience!

Brought to you by Savannah Magazine

Treat yourself to the ultimate VIP experience for the 2023 YMCA Critz Tybee Run! Hosted by our friends at Savannah Magazine, the Saturday VIP Experience promises to be a great one! To add the VIP Experience to a race you're already registered for please logon to RunSignUp and select your race. The VIP Experience can be purchased in the race add-on section.

Runner Information

Race Information

Participants in the Half Marathon must complete the course in 4 hours or less.

Walkers are welcome in all events. Please position yourself appropriately at the start line to help with pace.

Strollers permitted 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 Furry Running Partners allowed to participate? Yes dogs may take part in the race with their human runner.  

The following stipulations are in place per City of Tybee regulations and DPH for dogs, excluding service animals:

  • Dogs must be on and remain on a leash
    Dogs are not allowed on the beach at any time (so the 2.8 mile beach run is not possible)
    Dogs are not allowed in the race tent

 Additionally we ask:

  • Please pick up after your animal on the course
    Please be mindful of race length, we do not recommend the 10K or ½ Marathon distance.

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.

Packet Pick-Up

**When and where do I pick up my race bib and timing chip?

Friday Feb. 3rd 2:00p-5:30p
Tybrissa & Butler-Race Site (16th Street Parking lot by the Pier)
Tybee Island, GA

Saturday Feb. 4th 6:00a
Tybrissa & Butler- Race Site (16th Street Parking lot by the Pier)
Tybee Island, GA
*10K Packet Pickup Closes 6:30a
*Half Marathon Packet Pickup Closes 8:00a 
*Beach Run Packet Pickup Closes 11:30a 
*1 Mile Packet Pickup Closes 12:30p 

**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

**When do I get my Beer/VIP Wristband?**

You can pick them up at Packet Pickup- you will need your photo ID or you can pick them up on race day with a photo ID  


Award Divisions

Participant Swag

2023 Shirt Design Coming Soon!

YMCA Critz Tybee Run Lodging Partners

Tybee Vacation Rentals is a locally managed full-service property management company specializing in short-term vacation rentals on Tybee Island and Savannah Georgia. With over 300 vacation rentals to choose from you will have no problem finding just the right place to get away on the beautiful historic Georgia coast. To find out about their properties go to: tybeevacationrentals.com 

Use discount code: CRITZRUN23 for 10% OFF two nights stays or more Feb 3-5, 2023!

Hotel Tybee is the top-rated hotel on Tybee Island by both Google and TripAdvisor guests, Hotel Tybee is an award-winning oceanfront destination on Tybee Island. Hotel Tybee is located just steps away from the beach, Atlantic Ocean, Tybrisa Street, the pier, great shopping, amazing restaurants, and incredibly fun nightlife. For more information about their Historical Hotel go to: hoteltybee.com

Use discount code: critz2023 for a special $109 a night rate on a King Inland View Room or Two Queen Inland View Room Feb 3-5, 2023!

Tybee Island, often referred to as Savannah’s Beach, offers visitors a place for all seasons with sandy beaches, great fishing, and rich history at every turn.
River’s End Campground is a fantastic home base for exploring it all. We’re just a few short blocks from the beach (approx. 1/2 mile) and an easy 15 mile drive to historic downtown Savannah.

For more information about River's End Campground visit:  riversendcampground.com

YMCA Critz Tybee Run Dining Recommendations

Bernie’s Oyster House offers a delicious selection of sandwiches, soups, and appetizers, as well as an abundance of steamed, raw, and fried seafood along with plenty of non-seafood items. For the menu and directions go to: berniesoysterhouse.com


Enjoy hot delicious pizza made with our own “Authentic Tybee Dough” thin crust or hand-tossed, made fresh in the store daily, and topped with your choice of a huge selection of meats, fresh vegetables, cheeses and sauces. To find out more about their pizza or get directions go to: lighthousepizza.com


The Deck's menu draws inspiration from the cuisine of Australia, coastal Mexico and Hawaii; combining them in a relaxed and creative manner. The menu is both fun and satisfying with guest favorites like fish and chips, street tacos and more! To find out more about their menu and directions go to: thedecktybee.com


Stop by Chu's on your way to the event and stock up on all of your pre and post race snacks! Savannah's leading gas and convenience mart, Chu's promises to have everything you need for the weekend. Don't forget to fill up your tank while you are there! To find our more and to get directions go to: chusmart.com


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