9 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401, USA
Start Date: 2020-11-07
Type of Activity: 5K, Mile, Running

The Beaufort Lions Club is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Beaufort Bridge Run 5K Race and 1+ Mile Dog Strut on November 7, 2020, 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 6th 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, and the inaugural Beaufort Bridge Run in 2019, attracting hundreds of participants – running, walking and barking for charitable causes supported by the Beaufort Lions Club. The Beaufort Bridge Run is quickly becoming a ‘race destination’ for elite, casual and novice runners, literally giving the participants – locals and visitors – a spectacular view of our amazing town!

We had such a blast last year at the post-race party at the famous Back Street Pub we're going to do it again! Back Street has been named one of the "South's Best Bars" by Southern Living Magazine! Participants will ‘cool down’ after their run or walk, mingle and receive their awards. And runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators can enjoy a morning drink from Back Street and food will be available for sale from Turner Street Market!

The Beaufort Bridge Run is held in historic Beaufort NC, offering magnificent views of the town, Gallants Channel and Taylor's Creek. We also invite participants and spectators to stick around after the race and post-race party. There is always plenty to do and so much going on in and around the BeauZone. After the festivities, Bridge Runners/Walkers, friends and family can visit the Olde Beaufort Farmers' Market, open from 8:30am 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 our inaugural Bridge Run. 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.

All courses are USATF certified and runners are chip-timed.

Fees (until 7:00pm, November 2, 2020)
Adult - $30
Under 12 - Free
Active military (with ID) - $25
Race day - $35, Military - $30.00

Free t-shirts to the first 300 entrants and size preferences will be available for those registering by October 5, 2020. $2.00 additional charge for XXL.

Registration & Packet Pickup
Registration available online at RunTheEast.com.

Pre-Registered 5K Race/Walk & 1+ Mile Dog Strut participants may pick up their race packets Friday, November 6, 2020 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Cru Wine & Coffee Bar, 120 Turner Street, Beaufort NC.

Registration and packets for pre-registered participants are also available morning of race 7:00am - 8:00am at the former First Citizens Bank building on Front and Turner Streets, Beaufort NC.

See Course Maps for details.

Awards will be given in the following categories:

5K Overall Female: 1st, 2nd, 3rd places (Prizes also to these finishers)
5K Overall Male: 1st, 2nd, 3rd places (Prizes also to these finishers)
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)

12 & Under
and 70+

Overall Dog Strut: 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
"Puppy" Dog Strut: 1st place
Oldest Dog Strut: 1st place