The Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run across the scenic Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia, has become a signature event for the Health System and the Golden Isles. Unique among bridge runs, the event takes place entirely on the 7,780-foot Sidney Lanier Bridge. At its center, the bridge measures 480 feet high above the Brunswick River, the tallest span in the state.

Certified by the U.S. Track and Field Association as "the toughest 5K in Georgia," each year participants start on the southbound side of the bridge, go over, and return back, crossing the bridge twice. The event is not for the timid, and should only be attempted by those who have properly trained.

However, the Bridge Run also includes a fun walk after the race is over, followed by a family-friendly festival featuring community vendors, food and drink, entertainment and children's activities. Proceeds will benefit the Health System’s cancer care programs.

Parking for the Bridge Run is located on the north side of the Sidney Lanier Bridge. Early arrival is highly encouraged to ensure participants arrive timely before their event start time.

Race start:

• 8 a.m. Firefighters Challenge

• 9 a.m. Runners Start - All runners, including those on teams

• 10 a.m. Walkers Start - All walkers, including those on teams

You can support the Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run as a sponsor, vendor or participant. Those competing in the 5K run must register by Feb. 11, by registering at, or completeing and submitting the form below. 
 For more information, please call 1-800-537-5142, ext., 2786.

Bridge Run parking is located on the northwest side of Hwy 17 at Conservation Way – IMPORTANT, there is NO parking on Hwy. 17. Vehicles parking on Hwy. 17 will be towed.

Members of the media must obtain a press pass to gain access to Sidney Lanier Bridge for photography/videography during the Bridge Run. For safety reasons, members of the general public who are not participating in the race will not be allowed on the Bridge during the race.
Press passes for bridge access must be obtained from Southeast Georgia Health System marketing department prior to Friday, Feb. 13. Please contact Laura Young, director, Marketing & Public Relations, at 912-466-2148 or