2012 Historic Georgetown, SC Bridge 2 Bridge Half Marathon and 5K
Start: Saturday, October 13, 2012 @ 7:30 AM (EDT)
Georgetown , SC 29440
The City of Georgetown, South Carolina is excited to host the 2nd annual Bridge 2 Bridge Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk presented by International Paper to be held on Saturday October 13, 2012. Our beautiful,quaint, and charming historic seaport city will offer runners an event that showcases all of the unique features that makes Georgetown such a pleasant coastal community.
Date and Time: 5K Fun Run/Walk- Saturday October 13, 2012 Start Time: 7:30 amHalf Marathon- Saturday October 13, 2012 Start Time: 7:30amYMCA Kids Fun Run (12 and Under)- Saturday October 13, 2012 Start Time: 10:00am Race Weather and Climate:The weather conditions in the Georgetown area during the late summer/ early fall season are generally quite comfortable. The historic average low temperature on October 1st is 61F and the average high is 81F. The monthly average rainfall for October is 4.26 inches well below the midsummer average of 7+ inches per month. Course Description:The Half Marathon route will start and finish in the hub of the city on Front Street in Historic Downtown Georgetown. After running past the downtown�s eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and historic landmarks, including the famous Clock Tower at the Rice Museum, the course quickly transitions into the East Bay Park area where runners will be greeted by lovely views of Winyah Bay. As you circle the park, off in the distance you will get your first glimpse of one of the notable features of this Half Marathon; the two bridges that cross the Black and Waccamaw Rivers. Upon leaving East Bay Park the course passes through a residential area showcasing Georgetown�s signature tree-lined streets and beautiful lowcountry architecture. The route proceeds onto US Highway 17 where the next immediate focus will be to cross Georgetown�s gateway bridges. This early morning race will surely provide amazing panoramic sunrise views of Winyah Bay, with Hobcaw Barony creating a splendid natural background. After the turn-around you will cross the bridges again and head straight back towards the Historic District of Georgetown. The race will follow Prince St., a corridor of majestic trees, historic homes, churches, museums, and significant cultural landmarks. Here, runners will experience vintage Georgetown as they begin the second half of the race. The course then reconnects with Highway 17 and heads towards the southern end of Georgetown. Perhaps the most challenging portion of the course awaits runners at the 3rd bridge over the Sampit River into the Maryville District of the City. Although the majority of the race course is flat, this stretch will test runners �uphill� racing abilities. While in Maryville, runners will traverse through some of the residential areas of Georgetown, which provide additional views of Winyah Bay. Once you ascend the Sampit River Bridge, it is a short distance back to downtown Georgetown and to the finish line on historic Front St. The finish line area is located in the heart of beautiful Georgetown, so grab some water, stretch out, walk around the attractive Harbor Walk and celebrate your accomplishments the rest of the day in our fantastic city. Our entire community welcomes you to join us for the Historic Georgetown Bridge 2 Bridge Half Marathon and 5K. For further details regarding registration information, parking, lodging, etc. please visit the City of Georgetown Bridge 2 Bridge Half Marathon Website at: www.bridge2bridgerun.comQuestions regarding this race can be sent via email to GTownBridge2BridgeRun@gmail.com