The Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Bridge Run is raising awareness and funds for cancer and cardiac care. Thee evnt has become one of the Golden Isles favorites! Registering nearly 2,500 runners and walkers annually, the Bridge Run begins on Friday, February 14 with a Pasta Party and Vendor Expo. On Saturday morning race events begin and the Vendor Expo continues through midday. This event is fun for the entire family! Over raised $48,000.00 was raised in 2019 for the cancer and cardiac care programs at Southeast Georgia Health System. We look forward to seeing you there!
Event details and schedule
The Location & Course
Saturday, February 15
The Bridge Run is located at the Sidney Lanier Bridge inBrunswick, Georgia on U.S. Hwy 17. The bridge is 7,780 feet long with the main span distance between towers being 1,250 feet.The climb up the bridge will be about 200 vertical feet within ¾ mile, or a greater than six percent grade and then down ¾ mile.
10K Double Pump - 7 a.m.
The 10K Double Pump is at least twice as challenging as the 5K. Participants run the bridge not once but two times! This steep, demanding and very intense course should only be attempted by experienced runners! Runners will finish on the southbound side of the bridge.
First Responders Challenge Course - 8:30 a.m.
(formerly Firefighter Challenge)
All First Responders are encouraged to participate. We welcome and encourage firefighters, police, paramedics and military to compete. Who are the best of the best First Responders? This challenge is designed for teams of 3 racing against one another.Teams can include a mix of First Responders. The best team time will be determined by the average of each individual team members’ time. Full fire turn-out gear and bullet proof vests are welcome to be worn, but not required. The challenge provides us the opportunity to honor First Responders by creating a friendly competition.
5K Run - 9:30 a.m. & Walk Course - 10:30 a.m.
The 5K course will start and finish on the southbound side of the bridge. Participants will go South over the bridge, turn around and return. It is a steep, daunting 3.1 miles. The USTA has certified this course as the toughest 5K in Georgia.
Visit the-bridge-run.org for more information.
Note: The runs begin on an incline and the 10K Double Pump only has 600 yards of FLAT COURSE & 5K only has 300 yards of FLAT COURSE. This is a physically challenging course and should not be attempted by those not properly trained.