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Great River Bridge Race (Draft)

Sat September 21, 2024 Burlington, IA 52601 US Directions
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Timed by J3


$35 9:00AM CDT Registration Opens July 12, 2024 at 8:00am CDT
Timed by J3


$35 9:00AM CDT Registration Opens July 11, 2024 at 8:00am CDT
Untimed Event

Bridge Walk

$25 10:00AM CDT Registration Opens July 11, 2024 at 8:00am CDT


400 N. Front Street
Burlington, IA US 52601


"Running For Our Parks"
Join us on Saturday, September 16, 2023 for the 27th Annual Great River Bridge Race! Experience the energy of one of the greatest events in Burlington that brings our community together. This event offers multiple options to give everyone an opportunity to cross the Great River Bridge on foot, regardless of skill level. All race proceeds benefit the Burlington Parks and Recreation Department, so YOU will help create a lasting impact for everyone in our community. Don't miss this opportunity to capture the breathtaking views of the Mighty Mississippi, as the Great River Bridge is typically closed to pedestrians! The 10k and 5k will both be timed and scored by J3 Timing.  Results will be posted on the J3 website

Event Options:
  • 10k: 9:00 AM, $35
  • 5k: 9:00 AM, $35
  • Bridge Walk: 10:00 AM $25 - This 1.5 mile walk is perfect for people who aren't looking for the intense race atmosphere, but still want to experience the excitement. The Bridge Walk will not be timed.

Registration Includes:
  • T-Shirt: SoftStyle Ring Spun Cotton t-shirt included **Must register before 8/31/23 to receive**
  • Placement Medals (top 3 Men / Women : 10k & 5k)
  • Results Posted Online
  • ...AND of course, breathtaking views of the Mighty Mississippi River!

Check out footage from last year's Great River Bridge Race!

Course Map

This event begins and finishes at the Port of Burlington (400 N. Front Street, Burlington, IA 52601).
2023 Race Proceeds
The 2023 Great River Bridge Race proceeds will support the Dankwardt Park Playground Project.  This project will completely redo the existing deteriorating playground with a new fully accessible large-scale playground. The design and elements will make this playground a destination playground! It will include inclusive play structures, accessible play elements, and improved site amenities for all ages and abilities. This playground will be unique in the community and the entire Southeast Iowa region. For more information on the playground project, go to the City’s website, and search “Playground Project.”

Packet Pickup:
Friday, September 15th
9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Burlington City Hall 
400 Washington St. 
Burlington, IA 52601
RACE DAY - Saturday, Saturday 16th 
Beginning at 8:00 am
Port of Burlington
400 Front Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601

Race Results: 
or visit the J3 Timing Results Page here.

2023 Route Maps

Bridge Walk Route (1.5 Mile)

5k / 10k Routes 

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Race Contact Info

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**Registrations are non-refundable** In the event that inclement weather conditions should require cancellation of the race before it is to start or early termination after it has started because of safety concerns, I understand that the race WILL NOT be rescheduled. I also understand and agree that my entry fee WILL NOT be refunded.


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