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BCB 4 Mile Bayonne Bridge Run & 2 Mile Walk
Sunday September 29, 2013
8:30 a.m.
Bayonne Bridge
Bayonne, NJ
Register on-site on Sunday!: Online registration is closed, but you can still register at the event site on Sunday morning. Registration will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 8:00 a.m. The 4 Mile Run will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. and be followed by the 2 Mile Walk (5-10 minutes later). Please bring cash or check to register on site (we can not accept credit cards).

**The Bayonne Bridge will close at 7:30 a.m. If you are coming from Staten Island, please be sure to cross before then.
The Most Exciting Run in 2013!: Be a part of history as we run & walk over the Original Bayonne Bridge for the final time before it undergoes a multiple year renovation!

The Bayonne Bridge:
...is the fifth-longest steel arch bridge in the world, and was the longest in the world at the time of its completion.
...connects Bayonne, NJ with Staten Island, NY.
...was opened on November 15, 1931.
...became a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1985.

Come experience the Bayonne Bridge on September 29th!
And that's not all!: With your registration you'll get a Commemorative Bridge Run tee, a finisher souvenir, and a Celebration Party featuring food, snacks, and BEER! Our DJ will be playing favorite tracks from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.! You don't want to miss this opportunity to party under the Bayonne Bridge!
And it's all for a great cause!: Hope for the Warriors Foundation is an organization that works to enhance the quality of life for post 911 service members, their families, and the families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty.

The Independence Fund provides the tools, therapies and guidance to those veterans severely injured in the Line of Duty who are otherwise not receiving it. The Independence Fund is an entirely 100%, all-volunteer non-profit whose Board of Directors is comprised entirely of combat veterans. The organization's administrative costs are less than 1% each year!

Through the Independence Fund, the BCB 4 Mile Bayonne Bridge Run strives to raise enough funds to purchase 2 or more all terrain wheelchairs to increase the quality of life for severely disabled soldiers. Your participation and support helps us reach this goal!
Schedule of Events: 6:30-8:00 a.m. - Packet Pick-Up and Registration
8:15 a.m. - Welcome & Instructions at the Start Line
8:30 a.m. - 4 Mile Run begins!
8:40 a.m. - 2 Mile Walk begins!
9:45 a.m. - Awards Ceremony at the Victory Party

Our DJ will be keeping the party going all morning and afternoon! Food and Beer will be offered when you return from your run or walk. Plenty of vendors and sponsors will be on-site to add to the fun!
4 Mile Run Details: *USATF certified course and sanctioned event
*USATF-NJ 500 pt. Grand Prix event
*Clocks will be at Mile 1, 2, 3, and the Finish Line

The 4 Mile run will take participants from Avenue A in Bayonne, NJ onto the historic Bayonne Bridge, cross into Staten Island, NY, U-Turn through the toll booth in NY (no you don't have to pay the toll!), and return to the Celebration Party at the foot of the Bridge in Bayonne, NJ!

Awards will be given to the Top 3 overall Males & Females across the finish line.
Awards will also be given to the top 3 m/f in each age category: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, (5 year age groups through...) 85+

Please note that you must be able to maintain under a 15 minute/mile pace to participate in the 4 Mile Run. There will be a mandatory turn around point on the Bridge for anyone not meeting this requirement. If you can not maintain the minimum pace, please join us for the 2 Mile Walk! Competitive wheelchair participants are welcome to participate in the 4 Mile according to the above time requirements. Non-competitive wheelchair participants may join us for the 2 Mile Walk!
2 Mile Walk Details: Another way to experience the Bridge, the 2M Walk will begin on the heels of the runners and travel half way across the Bayonne Bridge before returning to the Celebration Party.
Registration: You can register right here at PracticeHard.com! If you prefer, you can link to our paper application and mail it with a check. Select the icon above. Online registration closes at midnight on 9/27/13. Mail-in registrations will be accepted through 9/20/2013.

On-site registration will be available beginning at 6:30 a.m. on event morning. REGISTER NOW TO GUARANTEE YOUR PLACE ON THE BRIDGE!
Tolls (otherwise known as entry fees): 4 Mile Run/2 Mile Walk:
$20 through 8/31
$25 through 9/27 online, 9/20 by mail
$30 on event day (as available)

4M USATF-NJ pre-entry:
$17 through 8/31
$22 through 9/27 online, 9/20 by mail

Spectator Lunch Pass:
(Party is included with 4M/2M registration)
12 & under - Free
Food with Beer - $20
Food only - $5
Directions & Parking: ARRIVE EARLY!!! Please note that the closest parking lots will fill up fast! We recommend arriving no later than 7:30 a.m. to allow ample time for parking and registering. (Earlier is better, registration closes at 8 a.m.)

BRIDGE CLOSURE - Participants coming from Staten Island should note that the Bayonne Bridge may close as early as 7:30 a.m. Make sure to leave home early!

Directions:
Turnpike Exit 14A for Bayonne. Right on 53rd St. Left on Broadway. Right on 52nd. Left on JFK Blvd. Follow to 4th St. and follow directions of parking staff and signs.

Local roads into Bayonne. Drive South to JFK Boulevard and 4th St.

From Staten Island, take the Bayonne Bridge into Bayonne. Take the 1st exit for JFK Blvd. Bear right to drive south on JFK Blvd. to 4th St. and follow directions of parking staff and signs.

Event Management & Timing: The BCB 4 Mile Bayonne Bridge Run is proudly managed by Sports A/R. We can be contacted at 908-245-3000 or tears@practicehard.com for all event related questions.

Timing & Scoring will be provided by NJ Races.
Thank you!: BCB Community Bank
Port Authority of NY/NJ
City & Mayor of Bayonne
Bayonne Police Department
Event Contact: Sports A/R - Tears or Ray
Contact Phone: 908-245-3000
E-mail Address: tears@practicehard.com

 

 

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