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The course for the 2021 Double Bridge Run is in the works. Although the race will have a very different look, it will have the same great features, and more. While the exact route is still being finalized, the race will begin and end on Pensacola Beach and will include running over the Bob Sikes Bridge twice and into the City of Gulf Breeze. In addition to these course changes, the 15k will also include at least part of the south section of the Pensacola Bay Bridge.
15K runners are required to keep a 14-minute per mile pace
All participants are encouraged to park at the beach and we will bus you to the start. The main Casino Beach Parking Lot is the preferred parking lot. The overflow lot will be at Park West, the entrance of Fort Pickens, which is 2.5 miles from Casino Beach Parkng Lot. If you have to park in Park West, we will provide a free shuttle back to your car from the finish line until 10:00 a.m.
If you choose to park at the start:
15K- Park in the Maritime Stadium parking lot until it reaches capacity. Additional parking is available in nearby parking structures. There will NOT be a shuttle back to your car.
5K- Park in the Gulf Breeze High School parking lot on the west side of Highway 98 across from the High School football stadium. After parking, take the crosswalk over Highway 98 to get to the starting area. There will NOT be a shuttle back to your car
Shuttle buses will run before the race ONLY.
15K buses leave Casino Beach Parking Lot on Pensacola Beach at 5:00 a.m.- 6:00 a.m. If you are staying at one of the host: the Holiday Inn Resort, Hilton Pensacola Beach, Hampton Inn or the Best Western, your shuttle bus will load at the front lobby of your hotel.
5K buses leave Casino Beach Parking Lot on Pensacola Beach at 6:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m. If you are staying at one of the host: the Holiday Inn Resort, Hilton Pensacola Beach, Best Western, or Hampton Inn, your shuttle bus will load near the front entrance of your hotel. Plan to arrive early.
There is a $1 toll to get onto the beach on race morning.
Buses load at Public Safety Building on the beach.
Buses will drop you at your appropriate starting area. Be sure you are on the correct shuttle for your race.
Both the 5k and 15K races will be scored and age category prizes awarded based on NET TIME, meaning you will only be scored for when you cross the start and finish lines, not when the gun goes off. Overall awards are scored based on gun time. The 15K start will have a corral start. Please go to the corral that coincides with your minute per mile pace. The 15k has a 14 minute per mile pace requirement.
Both races will be scored using the IPICO electronic timing system. You must wear your chip properly in order to be timed. Fasten the chip to the top of your shoe with the included orange tie. Make sure the chip is flat, on top of your shoe. Once you have crossed the finish line volunteers will help you remove the chip.
There are NO strollers, bikes, roller blades, or dogs allowed in either race.
The entire course will close at 9:30 a.m.
There will be 3 water stations. One near the 2, 6, and 8 mile markers. The starting line for the 15K race is at Maritime Park 301 West Main Street, Pensacola, FL 32502. The starting line for the 5K race is at 10 Daniel St. in Gulf Breeze. The finish line for both races will be in the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk parking lot. 15K runners are required to keep a 14-minute per mile pace.
Convenient bag check at both start areas enables you to have a change of clothes and essentials delivered to the finish line for your comfort.You must use the drawstring goodie bag provided at packet pickup to place your pre and post run clothes. We will not accept any other bags or clothing not in the clear bag provided to you. A gear check label is provided to you as a separate tab on your bib. It is your responsibility to place it on your bag when you drop it off at the Bag Drop Tent. Gear bags will be transported for you from the start areas to the finish line area. Gear must be checked by 6:40 for 15K and 8:10 for 5K. Gear Bag check will be located at the Gilmore Services Moving Trucks at both starts. Gear will be immediately available at the finish area UNTIL 10:00 a.m. We ask that you not put valuables in your gear bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items The race is not responsible for bags not picked up by 10:00 a.m.
4 pins must be used to secure your bib to your shirt or shorts. They are provided to you.
Bib must be visible throughout the race and worn on the front of your body.
Aid stations are located at approximately the 2, 6, and 8 mile marks on the 15k course and at the 2 mile mark on the 5k course. There will be spring water, medical support and portable toilets at each aid station as well as the start and finish areas. There will be DJ’s and bands on the course strategically placed to keep you entertained and motivated.
Participants in both races receive an official race t-shirt, a 100% soft polyester long-sleeve shirt available in both men’s and women’s cuts.
All 15K and 5K finishers will receive a commemorative Finisher’s Medals.
All participants will receive free photos available for download following the race, provided by Fishbein Orthodontics.
Expo, Packet Pickup and Late Registration (if not sold out) will be at Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front Conference Center on Thursday, January 30 from 3 PM to 7 PM and Friday, January 31 from Noon to 7 PM. You will pick up your race packets. Proxy Pick-Up is available. The person picking up the packet that is not theirs will have to sign for it. Day of race packet pick-up is not recommended but will be available for those not able to make the Thursday or Friday time.
The expo will feature over 30 vendor booths.
*NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION*
The pre-race dinner will be provided by Hemingway’s on the Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach. All meals are complimentary for Double Bridge Run participants and are $5 for guests, payable at the door. The meal will be comprised of a pasta dinner prepared in a to go box.
Participants will receive a 100% soft polyester long-sleeve shirt. Both men’s and women’s cuts are available. Please specify your size of shirt you would like when you submit your race application. Size and/or availability of shirts are not guaranteed to late registrants.
Cash awards will be awarded to the 15K first ($750), second ($400) ,third place ($200), forth ($100), and fifth ($50) finishers in both men and women categories. Cash award winners are subject to drug testing prior to distribution of cash award.
Overall awards for the 15K and 5K runner’s races including overall, masters, grandmasters and senior grandmasters will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony at the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk Bandshell at 10 a.m. Age group awards three deep in five year age groups starting at 13 for the 15K and 10 for the 5K will be available at the awards ceremony. Walkers will be awarded three deep in two categories: 39 and under and 40 and over
5 am – 6 am – 15K Shuttle Buses Depart Beach Parking Lot
6 am – 7:30 am – 5K Shuttle Bus Departs Beach Parking Lot
6:40 am – 15K – Begin lining up in correct corral for start
6:55 am – Colors Presentation and National Anthem
7:00 am – Start of the 15K Double Bridge Run presented by Publix
7:30 am – Final 5K Bus Departs Pensacola Beach
8:10 am – Begin line-up for 5K Run and Walk
8:25 am – Colors Presentation and National Anthem
8:30 am – Start of the 5K Double Bridge Run presented by Publix
9:30 am – Course Closes at 9:30 a.m.
10:00 am – Awards Ceremony at the Bandshell, Free Beer Service Ends
8:00 am until noon – Post-Race Party at the boardwalk, Hooters, Hemingway’s, Bamboo Willies
11:00 am – POST-Post-Race Party at the Sandshaker
This is a Pensacola Sports event. Pensacola Sports is a private 501(c)4 not-for-profit agency primarily funded from revenues generated from membership, partnerships and events. Our focus is education, inspiration and participation in various team, individual, amateur and professional sports activities. Our annual programming includes free youth sports clinics aimed at introducing sports to all children as well as provide safe, fun activities for area youth, the Senior Scholar Athlete Banquet which awards over $100,000 in scholarships partnering with multiple organizations in the community, a high school all-star series for volleyball, football, soccer, basketball, baseball and softball which gives senior athletes recognition and a chance to play in front of college coaches and much more. Many Pensacola Sports events also directly engage and benefit organizations such as Arc Gateway, The Optimist Club, Police Cadet Programs and area Rotary Clubs
In addition to our event management, Pensacola Sports is the Sport Tourism marketing agency for Escambia county and our Pensacola Sports Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 philanthropic organization investing annually in worthwhile local sports initiatives.
To learn more about Pensacola Sports and how you can be involved, visit our website at pensacolasports.org.
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