Press Release

Savannah Sports Council and Brooks Running Announce New Partnership 


Tanvi Chauhan



SAVANNAH, Ga. – Savannah Sports Council and Fleet Feet Savannah & Pooler have partnered with Brooks Running to present the 2023 Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon and 5K for the next three years.  

“A partnership with a global brand like Brooks Running demonstrates to our race participants that our event has reached that first-tier level in the U.S.,” said Marissa Guarneiri, Sports Event Manager of Savannah Sports Council (SSC). 

Brooks Running will be the exclusive apparel company and presenting sponsor of the Brooks pre-race Fashion Fitness Expo on March 31, 2023. In addition to being the official apparel sponsor, they will also provide custom duffle bags for participants.  

“This partnership was initiated by Fleet Feet and presented to the Savannah Sports Council,” said Mike Nadeau, owner of Fleet Feet Savannah & Pooler.  “It's an honor to have this global company join our team as a sponsor for this event, creating even more value for our running community.”  

Participants can access exclusive Brooks Running merchandise on the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K website in February 2023. Official merchandise will also be available for purchase at the Brooks Fashion Fitness Expo and at the post-race party.  

About Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K:   

The Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5K will take place on April 1, 2023. The weekend will consist of the Brooks Fashion Fitness Expo during packet pick-up on Friday, the half marathon and 5K through the Historic District on Saturday, and a relaxing yoga session in Savannah’s historic Ellis Square on Sunday. For more information on the event, visit our website

About Brooks Running: 

Founded in 1914, the company is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and was named the No.1women’s running footwear brand by Forbes in 2022. The company’s ‘Run Happy’ promise aligns with the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5 K’s mission to encourage women of all backgrounds and experience levels to live healthier and happier lifestyles. For more information about the brand, visit  

 For more information or media assistance, contact Tanvi Chauhan at [email protected] or 912.644.6429.

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