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IMPORTANT!
- INFORMATION SHOWN BELOW IS FOR THE 2017 EVENT.  THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED FOR 2018 EVENT AS SOON 2018 INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE!

 
5-K RUN & RACEWALK
(United Way of St Charles 21st Annual 5K/10K Bridge Run/Walk)

I-310 MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE
(Starts at East Bank Bridge Park)
Destrehan, LA
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Saturday, April 1, 2017
Check-in: 7:00 AM; Race-Time: 8:30 AM*
(See "*" note, below)
 
Road Race Event Coordinator
Ellen Hall
Ellen Hall

(504) 737-4262
 
 
 
 
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Administered by New Orleans Running Systems 'NORSI'
for United Way of St. Charles.
Seniors Register for this Premier 5-K Event through GNOSO and get the Bridge Run Tee Shirt, the GNOSO Tee Shirt, and admission to the GNOSO "Celebration of the Athletes" at The Four Columns in April.

NORSI's Website for this Run is ww.uwaysc.org/bridge-run.
Visit the NORSI site for additional
information, or call GNOSO Event coordinator- Ellen Hall.

INFO in a NUTSHELL:

Race Day Packet Pickup: West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling

5K Start:                              East Bank Bridge Park, 9762 River Road, Destrehan

10K Start:                            East Bank Bridge Park, 9762 River Road, Destrehan

Finish:                                  West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling

- - This Race will NOT be Chip Timed - -

COURSE:

The 5K & 10K courses offer a panoramic view from atop the Hale Boggs Mississippi River Bridge. The 10K course has changed this year and will start at the East Bank Bridge Park and continue onto the West Bank Levee.  10K course will finish on top of the West Bank levee path. The United Way Bridge Run is the largest road race across the Mississippi River in the nation.

VIEW 5K COURSE MAP HERE

VIEW 10K COURSE MAP HERE (NEW FOR 2017)

IMPORTANT NOTE: 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). East Baml 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

On race day runners should park on the West Bank (Finish Line). Buses to the Start line will commence running at 6:30 AM and will continue running until 7:45AM.  You MUST HAVE your race number to get on a bus. Packet pickup on race day starts at 6:15AM at the West Bank Bridge Park (only).  The exits from I-310 will close before 8:00AM on Saturday morning; runners must be at the Start line at the East Bank Bridge Park before 8:00AM. For those who park on the East Bank, buses will run from the West Bank Bridge Park to take runners back to the East Bank Bridge Park from 9:45AM until noon.

Pre-race packet pickup is open from 5:00 PM FRIDAY AFTERNOON until 7:00 PM, March 27.  Ask for the GREATER NEW ORLEANS SENIOR OLYMPICS Representative, to obtain your packet.  Pre-race packet pickup is suggested to assure you receive your proper sized tee shirt.

Race History:
The Mississippi Bridge Run - is a New Orleans Running Systems, Inc. (NORSI) Premier Event. This Event is the largest Road Race across the Mississippi River; indeed it is the largest such event in the South. GNOSO partners with NORSI
on this event, in that GNOSO participants sign up for the event through the GNOSO Registration Process. Senior Olympians compete with the general populace, and in many cases the Seniors turn in better times than the general populace participants.

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Group Photo from GNOSO 2015 Bridge Run
Russell Gagliano, Larry Odoms, Arthur Gassen, Bob Becker, Jay Schwander, Brian DesRoches, GNOSO Coordinator Bill Elrod


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