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The Beaufort Lions Club is pleased to announce our 5th Annual Beaufort Bridge Run 5K Race and 1+ Mile Dog Strut on November 4, 2023, with the course going on and over the two new bridges in Beaufort. These events are the only ones to feature Beaufort’s new bridges – the high-rise Gallants Channel Bridge and the Turner Street Bridge. This run/walk event will actually be the 9th annual for the Beaufort Lions Club. Previous events of the popular Fall race were the Glow Run in 2015 and 2016, the Front Street Gallop races in 2017 and 2018, the inaugural Beaufort Bridge Run in 2019 and 3 more BBRs in 2020, 2021 and 2022 attracting hundreds of participants – running, walking and barking for charitable causes supported by the Beaufort Lions Club. The Beaufort Bridge Run is a ‘race destination’ for elite, casual and novice runners, literally giving the participants – locals and visitors – a spectacular view of our amazing town!
Remember, the first 200 to sign up will get a BBR2023 T-shirt! Register by October 2, 2023 to guarantee size. ONE SHIRT PER PAID PARTICIPANT. FREE T-SHIRTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR RUNNERS UNDER 12 YEARS OLD, but can be purchased separately in advance, if available.
The legendary Backstreet Pub continues to be our official host of the Beaufort Bridge Run Post-Race Party! Beer, Mimosas, Bloody Marys, fabulous breakfast food from Turner Street Market and more! Thanks to Liz Kopf for all she does in support of the Bridge Run, the Lions Club and Beaufort!
The Beaufort Bridge Run is held in historic Beaufort NC, offering magnificent views of the town, Gallants Channel and Taylor's Creek. There is always plenty to do and so much going on in and around the BeauZone. After the event, Bridge Runners/Walkers, friends and family can visit the Olde Beaufort Farmers' Market, open from 9:00am until 1:00pm, and stroll down Beaufort's beautiful, waterfront boardwalk and famous Front Street to visit amazing shops and restaurants, many of which are sponsors for the BBR2023. So, please, plan to spend some time after the race and see why Beaufort has been voted the Best Small Town in the South by Southern Living Magazine!
In addition to highlighting awareness of diabetes and its health effects, we are seeking sponsors to fund projects for several non-profit organizations that help people in our community, which includes Beaufort, Morehead City, Down East, Carteret County beaches and surrounding areas.
Our course is USATF certified and runners are chip-timed.
Fees (until midnight, October 29th, 2023)
Adult - $35
Under 12 - Free
Active military (with ID) - $30
After October 29, 2023 - $40, Military - $35.00
Registration & Packet Pickup
Registration available online at RunTheEast.com. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE, NO IN-PERSON REGISTRATION ON RACE DAY!
Pre-Registered 5K Race/Walk & 1+ Mile Dog Strut participants may pick up their race packets Friday, November 3, 2023 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Cru Wine Bar, at the corner of Turner Street and Middle Lane, Beaufort NC.
Registration and packets for pre-registered participants are also available morning of race 7:00am - 7:55am at the corner of Middle Lane and Turner Street, Beaufort NC.
See Course Maps for details.
Awards will be given in the following categories:
5K Overall Female: 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
5K Overall Male: 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
5K Overall Female Master (40+): 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
5K Overall Male Master (40+): 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
5K Oldest Female: 1st place (if different from age group award winner)
5K Oldest Male: 1st place (if different from age group award winner)
5K Youngest Female: 1st place (if different from age group award winner)
5K Youngest Male: 1st place (if different from age group award winner)
TOP 3 MALE & FEMALE IN THE FOLLOWING AGE GROUPS:
12 & Under
Overall Dog Strut: 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, Extra Extra Large ($2.00 additional charge for XXL)
First 200 registered receive T-Shirts.
ONE SHIRT PER PAID PARTICIPANT. FREE T-SHIRTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR RUNNERS UNDER 12 YEARS OLD, but can be purchased separately in advance, if available.
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