Sidney Lanier Bridge Southbound Lanes To Be Closed During Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run

The southbound lanes of the Sidney Lanier Bridge on Highway 17 in Brunswick will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, for the Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run. Southbound traffic will be re-routed using Hwy. 341. The northbound lanes across the bridge will remain open.

More than 2,200 runners and walkers are expected to attend this year’s Bridge Run. In addition, the Bridge Run Vendor Expo will host a wide array of local and regional businesses offering great food, desserts, running shoes, walking and exercise gear, custom beachwear, motorcycle and ATVs, games and face painting, along with important information to improve and enhance personal health and harmony.

The 2013 Southeast Georgia Health System Bridge Run and Runner’s Expo is scheduled to take place Saturday, Feb. 16, 7-11 a.m. at the foot of the scenic Sidney Lanier Bridge on Highway 17 in Brunswick, Ga. This year marks the 11th year of the event. Proceeds will benefit the Health System’s cancer care programs. The Bridge Run will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the Firefighter’s Challenge, followed by the 8 a.m. runners’ start. All walkers will start across the bridge at 9 a.m.

Due to safety reasons, strollers, baby joggers, roller blades, wheelchairs, skateboards or bicycles are NOT allowed. Runners and walkers can still register at until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, February 14. The cost is $40 per individual. There will be NO day-of-event runner registration. Late Walker registration is available at the Bridge Run on Saturday, February 16, 7-8 a.m., at a cost of $40.

A Pre-Run Pasta Party and Runner’s Expo is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 15, from 5-8 p.m. at Coastal Kitchen Seafood & Raw Bar located at the Golden Isles Marina on St. Simons Island. The cost of the party is $5 and each pre-registered runner can pick up his or her bib number and T-shirt. For an official entry form or more information, visit or or call 1-800-537-5142, ext. 2786.