Bridge Run

United Way of St. Charles
23rd Annual Bridge Run
Saturday, April 6, 2019

 

Presented by: Shell Norco
Co-Presented by: Valero St. Charles Refinery

 

 
 
 
DATE:                   Saturday, April 6th
 
TIME:       8:30 a.m. 
 
6:30AM:             Race day registration and packet pickup opens
    (At the West Bank Bridge Park, Luling)
 
8:30AM:             Start of 5K Run/Walk (East Bank Bridge Park)
 
 
PLACE:
Race Day Packet Pickup: West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling
5K Start:                              East Bank Bridge Park, 9762 River Road, Destrehan
Finish:                                  West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling
 
 
** This Race will be Chip Timed**
 
COURSE: 
The 5K course offers a panoramic view from atop the Hale Boggs Mississippi River Bridge. The United Way Bridge Run is the largest road race across the Mississippi River in the nation.
 
 
*Should the weather or other safety concerns warrant, an alternate ground level course on the west bank will be used. In event of extreme circumstances, the race may be cancelled or postponed and the “no refund” policy will be applied.
 
DIRECTIONS:
East Bank Bridge Park (Destrehan) from I-10, take I-310 south to Destrehan exit (Exit #6).
     Bridge Park is underneath the Hale Boggs Bridge.
 
West Bank Bridge Park (Luling) cross the bridge, take first exit on bridge to ground level.  Bridge Park is at intersection with River Road.
     
 
 
PARKING:
All participants are suggested to park in the St. Charles Parish School Board Office lots on Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway or at the West Bank Bridge Park (west side lot). Participants parking on the East Bank can use Harry Hurst Middle School and St. Charles Borromeo School parking lots.  Participants parking near the East Bank Bridge Park must have their race number with them. 
 
TRANSPORTATION: FREE
Pre-race 6:30AM-7:45AM (please arrive on time), departing from West Bank Bridge Park to start at East Bank Bridge Park
** Race will begin at 8:30a.m.
Post race buses depart from 9:45AM-noon, back to East Bank Bridge Park
*Participants must have race number to ride bus*
COURSE: (course map posted on website)
 
ENTRY FEES:
(Payable by check, cash, or credit card only to: United Way of St. Charles)
$30.00 Pre-Registered by February 28th  
$20.00 Pre-Registered by February 28th (Children 17 and under or seniors 65 or older)
$35.00 March 1st-April 5th 
$25.00 March 1st-April 5th (Children 17 and under or seniors 65 or older)
$40.00 Day of Race April 6th (race day registration is at the West Bank Bridge Park) 
$30.00 Day of Race April 6th (Children 17 and under or seniors 65 or older)
 
 
PRE-REGISTRATION BY MAIL:                                                         
(Please postmark no later than March 25th)
Mail to: United Way of St. Charles, 13207 River Road, Luling, LA 70070
*Pickup race number/packet at event packet pickup or on race day
 
PACKET PICK-UP & LATE REGISTRATION INFO:
 
Pre-race packet pickup & registration will be available on Friday, April 5th from 5PM to 7PM at the West Bank Bridge Park (Luling).
Day of race registration and packet pickup begins at 6:30AM at the West Bank Bridge Park (Luling). Please arrive early in order to process and allow time for bus transportation.
 
TEAM CHALLENGE:
The company with the most pre-registrants (March 29th) in the race will be awarded the “Team Challenge” Trophy. Please denote your company name on registration form & when registering online.
 
T-SHIRTS:
Commemorative t-shirts will be given out at the pre-race packet pickup event and on the day of race at the West Bank Bridge Park. Please keep race number/t-shirt tab until claiming t-shirt. 
 
 
AWARDS:
 
5K Race:
1st Overall Male & Female
2nd Overall Male & Female
3rd Overall Male & Female
 
1st Master Male & Female
2nd Grandmaster Male & Female
3rd Senior Male & Female
 
1st Youth Male 
1st Youth Female 
 
 
 
 
Scoring: 
This event will be chip timed.  
 
 
5K course record bonus: $500 to the winning male or female setting a new course record
Records: Passmore Furusu, 14:28 (1997), Melissa Cook, 17:00 (2005) 
 
POST RACE ACTIVITIES & REFRESHMENTS:
Fun activities for families and children
Music by “DJ Delerio” on stage
Food and refreshments including Bud Light Beer, Kentwood Springs Water,
Coca-Cola, Jambalaya by Cornerstone Chemical Company 
 
RACE ADMINISTERED BY:
New Orleans Running Systems, Inc. & St. Charles Pacers
 
Event Coordinator: Tamara Plattsmier, United Way of St. Charles
Race Director: Chuck George, NORSI
 
RACE INFORMATION
Phone: United Way of St. Charles at 985-331-9063
Volunteers please call: 985-331-9063