Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Bridge Run is back and
registration is now open! If you love pushing your physical fitness to new heights,
you will not want to miss this challenging annual tradition, which takes
you up and over the Sidney Lanier Bridge. Proceeds from the Bridge Run
Health System’s cancer and cardiac care programs.
Unique among 5K runs, the
Foundation’s Bridge Run takes place entirely on the 7,780-foot long Sidney Lanier Bridge
which rises 480 feet above the Brunswick River in Brunswick, Georgia.
The course is sufficiently difficult enough to entice professionals and
experienced amateur runners, yet manageable enough for amateurs and walkers to enjoy.
The 2023 Bridge Run will take place on Saturday, Feb. 18, 7 a.m.-noon.
The event also includes a Pasta Party and Vendor Expo on Friday, Feb.
17, from 5-8 p.m., at the foot of the Sidney Lanier Bridge.
2023 Bridge Run also includes the ultimate challenge of the 10K Double Pump. At least
twice as strenuous as the 5K, participants will run over the bridge a
total of four times. Due to the steep, intense course only experienced
runners should attempt the 10K Double Pump.
In addition to the 10K, the event will include a First Responders’
Challenge (no registration fee) and 5K run and walk.
Pets, strollers, wheelchairs, in-line skates and other wheeled devices
are not permitted on the bridge during the events.
Gates will open at 6 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18; 10K Double Pump 7 a.m.; First
Responders 8:30 a.m.; 5K Run 9:30 a.m.; 5K Walk 10:30 a.m.; awards ceremony 11 a.m.
Free parking is available, but heavy traffic is expected. Participants
are encouraged to arrive early to avoid parking delays.
Event registration is available online at the-bridge-run.org or active.com,
or by calling 800-537-5142, ext. 2786. Runner registration ends at midnight
on Tuesday, Feb. 14. There will be no day-of-event runner registration;
however, walkers may register on event day.
Adult registration fees: 10K Double Pump: $50 before January 31, $60 after
January 31; 5K Run/Walk: $30 before January 31, $40 after January 31;
5K Run/Walk teams of 10 or more: $28 before January 31, $38 after January 31.
Youth registration fees: 10K Double Pump: $40; 5K Run: $20; 5K Walk: $15;
5K Run/Walk teams of 10 or more: $15.
All participants will receive a T-shirt, and registered runners will also
receive a timing chip and race bib, which can be picked up at 7 a.m. on
the morning of the event or at the pre-race pasta party the night before.
Vendors, sponsors and volunteers play a key role in the success of the
event. One of the biggest challenges can be finding enough energetic volunteers
to ensure the event runs smoothly. Volunteers are needed both Friday and
Saturday to provide assistance with set-up, food and water stations, parking,
T-shirt and runner packet distribution, clean-up and more. For more information
about sponsorship, vendor or volunteer opportunities, please call 912-466-3360.