Health System Bridge Run Early Deadline Price Extended

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: March 9, 2009 – The Seventh Annual Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run across the scenic Sidney Lanier Bridge on Highway 17 in Brunswick, Ga., is scheduled for Saturday, March 21, and has been certified by the US Track Association as a 5K course until 2019.

The deadline for early registration for both runners and walkers is only $18 and has been extended to Monday, March 16. Runners and walkers can register early online at www.active.com or the mail-in registration forms and information can be found at www.sghs.org, or by contacting 912-466-7007. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by March 16.

There is a $2 discount per entry for teams of 10 or more runners. The fee the day of the Run is $25. Event day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Brunswick side of the bridge under the Health System tents, with the race beginning at 9 a.m. Only participants who pre-register will be guaranteed a commemorative long-sleeve event T-shirt. Because of the steep grade of the bridge, which is the tallest span in Georgia, no baby strollers, running strollers, or roller blades will be allowed.

Additional activities at this annual event include:

  • 5K Walk (will start immediately after the runners begin)
  • Department of Natural Resources Interactive Fishing Booth
  • Children's Casting Contest
  • Children’s Face Painting
  • Entertainment
  • Live Radio Personalities from Sunny 103.3 and WYNR
  • Food and Awards

Registration is required to participate in the Bridge Run and proceeds will benefit the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation. Established in 1994, the Foundation provides the basis of ongoing support for new programs, services, and equipment needed to ensure that quality health care is always available in Southeast Georgia.

The Foundation Board of Directors, composed of members of the community, works to support the Health System through philanthropic efforts, so that the Health System, a not-for-profit entity, can continue the rich tradition of medical excellence. For more information about the Foundation and the Health System, visit www.sghs.com.