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SAVANNAH, GA – July 17, 2019 – The Savannah VOICE Festival will host its inaugural 5K race from 7:30 – 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort.  

The Savannah VOICE Festival is trading the stage for the pavement as they invite local community residents to register for the run to support of the 2019 VOICE Festival, themed “Heaven and Earth.” Runners will enjoy the beautiful Westin course on Hutchinson Island and then have the opportunity to take in some post-race entertainment at a concert by VOICE Festival performers in the pavilion at the Westin. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from a kiosk operated by the Westin.

In addition to the standard 5K, the race also features a half-mile course for children. There is a $30 registration fee for the 5K, and kids race for free. Entertainment and a VOICExperience branded T-shirt is included in the cost of registration. After July 31, the registration fee increases by $5.

“A 5K seemed like the perfect way to bring the local community together to support this Festival’s theme, Heaven and Earth.  We also want people to see that singers are athletes and think of themselves this way — they are committed to health and fitness in order to excel as artists.” said Savannah VOICE Festival Executive Director Maria Zouves. “As an enthusiastic runner myself, I’m quite excited to have the opportunity to bring two of my passions together with this event.”

Runners are also encouraged to participate in a singing competition that ties into the race. One lucky runner will be chosen to open the race with the national anthem and perform with the VOICE Festival artists after the 5K. The competition winner will also receive a prize and a 20% discount on their race entry fee. Anyone interested in participating in the singing competition should submit a video of themselves singing to by July 31.

Packet pickup will be held Friday, Aug. 9 at Dick’s Sporting Goods, 318 Mall Blvd. in Savannah. Kids run participants that come to packet pick up will receive a special gift. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. on the day of the race. The kid’s half-mile starts at 7:45 a.m. and the 5K begins at 8 a.m. The post-race musical concert commences at 9 a.m.  To register for the race, please visit


The Savannah VOICE Festival is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit arts organization. Led by opera legend Sherrill Milnes, the Savannah VOICE Festival takes place in the “Hostess City” of Savannah, Georgia. It is a celebration of the classical voice with over 25 performances, including operas, concerts, food and wine events, and masterclasses. Offering music from opera, musical theatre and song.

For more information on the Savannah VOICE Festival, please visit their website at


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