CRITZ TYBEE RUN FEST supporting the community since 2009


   The Critz Tybee Run Fest, one of the major running events in the Southeast, announced donations to a variety of area nonprofits during its annual” Giving Back” event, which took place on September 24th, 2014 during a lunch ceremony at the new CRITZ Mercedes Benz showroom in Savanah, GA. Each year, those funds are used to provide scholarship grants to Tybee Island, Low Country and Savannah community organizations that encourage and support health and education goals.

 “Since we started seven years ago, we have given over $300,000.00 back to the community. A huge thank you goes to everybody who makes funding possible through sponsorship support, advertising placement and race registration in this one-of-a-kind event.” said Dale Critz Jr., founder and main sponsor of the Critz Tybee Run Fest. Nearly 100 guests including sponsors, supporters and runners celebrated another successful year with the grant recipients.

Recipients include:

·       Armstrong  State University

·       The Froebel Circle's Fresh Air Home at Tybee

·       Girls on the Run

·       Horizons Savannah

·       The Humane Society for Greater Savannah Youth Education Program

·       Lady Bamford Early Learning Center

·       100 Black Men of Savannah's College Mentoring Program and Youth      Academy

·       Performance Initiatives Fitness

·       Savannah College of Art and Design

·       Savannah State University

·       Tybee Island YMCA

·       The Tybee Maritime Academy

·       Tybee Post Theatre

Funding was made possible by sponsorship support, advertising placement and close to 5,000 race registrations.

By being part of numerous nonprofit organizations in the Greater Savannah Area, Dale Critz Jr. and the whole Critz family have a longstanding tradition to contribute large amounts to better their community through donations, scholarships and grants.

The race proceeds from the 2015 Critz Tybee Run Fest will be distributed during our check presentation in late 2015. Thanks to all who participated; you in turn have donated to a list of great local schools and organizations.