DRPA Proud Host of Annual Charity Bridge Run
Thousands trek across the Ben Franklin Bridge for a good cause
The Delaware River Port Authority was a proud host as thousands of runners and walkers made their way across the Ben Franklin Bridge on Sunday, November 4, 2018 for a charitable cause.
More than 2,300 runners competed in the annual Cooper Norcross Run the Bridge 10K charity event. There was also a two-mile walk across the bridge, as well as a kids fun run.
The charity event benefits the Larc School, a non-profit special education school in Bellmawr, New Jersey serving students with a wide range of moderate to severe disabilities. Larc offers programs for students ages 3 to 21, with services provided at no cost to families.
The race featured 2,313 runners. Garrett Kenyon, of New York, was the first male to cross the finish line with a time of 30:40. Christine Eisenberg, of Philadelphia, was the first female finisher with a time of 35:30.
The race began at the foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge in front of the toll plaza in Camden, New Jersey. Participants ran over the bridge and back through the scenic Camden Waterfront, the BB&T Pavilion, the Battleship New Jersey and it ended on Delaware Avenue near the Rutgers athletic field, for a total of 6.2 miles (10k). The two-mile walk began immediately after the start of the run.
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