The City of Georgetown, South Carolina is excited to host the 3rd annual Bridge 2 Bridge Run to be held on Saturday October 12, 2013. This year we are thrilled to once again offer a Half Marathon, 5K, and YMCA Kids Fun Run. In addition we have a brand new ~12K Run/Walk that traverses the bridges over Winyah Bay. Our beautiful and charming historic seaport city will offer runners an event that showcases all of the unique features that make Georgetown such a pleasant coastal community.
Date and Time: Half Marathon, ~12K Winyah Bay Bridge Run/Walk and 5K Run/Walk- Saturday October 12, 2013 Start Time: 7:30 amYMCA 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 and ~12K 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 race; 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. The ~12K participants will turn onto Front Street and finish at Francis Marion Park. The Half Marathon runners continue on as 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 neighborhood. 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, 12K, and 5K. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE A MAXIMUM REGISTRATION LIMIT OF 1000 TOTAL PARTICIPANTS. UPDATES WILL BE PROVIDED REGULARLY. For further details regarding registration information, parking, lodging, etc. please visit the Historic Georgetown Bridge 2 Bridge Run Website at: www.bridge2bridgerun.comQuestions regarding this race can be sent via email to GTownBridge2BridgeRun@gmail.com
13.1: $40-4/30, $50-7/31, $60- 10/12, $70 onsite $10 Youth Discounts, ~12K: $30- 4/30, $40- 7/31, $50- 10/12, $60 onsite $10 Youth Discounts 5K: $25