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3rd annual Georgetown Bridge2Bridge Half Marathon, 12K and 5K

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Welcome to the 3rd annual Georgetown Bridge2Bridge Half Marathon, 12K and 5K

October 12, 2013

The beautiful, historic, and charming seaport city of Georgetown offers runners an event that showcass all of the unique features that make this town an interesting coastal community. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Georgetown County United Way, The Georgetown Business Association, and the Iota Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship Fund.

Packet pickup will be available on Friday, October 11th, between 5pm-8pm and race day 6am-7am at the Quality Inn & Suites (near the Pee Dee River Bridge). Race day registration will be available at 6am on Saturday, October 12th in front of the Strand Theatre near the starting line.

Starting location - clock tower on Front Street (at the intersection of Screven Street) at 7:30am

Entertainment - Bil Krauss will begin at 9am at Francis Marion Park (Front and Broad Streets)

Awards Ceremony - Location - Francis Marion Park

  • 9:30am - 5K
  • 10:00am - 12K
  • 10:30am - 13.1

YMCA Kid's Fun Run - Entry fee $5 per child . Parents accompanying are free . Strollers welcome

  • Start Time - 10am
  • 6 yrs old & under

100 yards - starting line is east of the Rice Museum store.

  • Runners will pass the clock tower and cross the finish line in front of the Strand Theatre.

7-12 yrs old - 1/4 mile - starting line is on Broad Street. Runners will continue and take a right on Prince Street, another right on Screven Street and a final right on Front where they will cross this finish line in front of the Strand Theatre.

For more information, contact Amy Mitchell at the Georgetown County YMCA at 843.545.9622.

How to register

  1. at the Georgetown County United Way before race day
  2. at packet pick-up friday, October 12th from 5pm-8pm @ the Quality Inn
  3. at Francis Marion Park on race day

Race Weather and Climate

The weather conditions in the Georgetown area during the late summer/ early fall season are generally quite comfortable. The historic average low temperature on October 1st is 61F and the average high is 81F. The monthly average rainfall for October is 4.26 inches well below the midsummer average of 7+ inches per month.

Course Description

The Half Marathon, 12K & 5K routes will start and finish in the hub of the city on Front Street in Historic Downtown Georgetown. After running past the downtown's eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and historic landmarks, including the famous Clock Tower at the Rice Museum, the course quickly transitions into the East Bay Park area where runners will be greeted by lovely views of Winyah Bay. As you circle the park, off in the distance you will get your first glimpse of the two bridges that cross the Black and Waccamaw Rivers. Upon leaving East Bay Park, the course takes you through a residential area showcasing Georgetown's signature tree-lined streets and beautiful lowcountry architecture. 5K runners will continue through the historic district and cross the finish line on Front Street at Francis Marion Park. Runners pressing on in the the 12K and Half Marathon course will proceed onto US Highway 17 where their next immediate focus will be to cross Georgetown's gateway bridges. This early morning race will surely provide amazing panoramic sunrise views of Winyah Bay, with Hobcaw Barony creating a splendid natural background.

Once completing the turn around near the entrance of Hobcaw Barony, runners will cross the Black and Waccamaw River bridges again and head straight back towards the Historic District of Georgetown. The race will follow Prince Street, a corridor of majestic trees, historic homes, churches, museums, and significant cultural landmarks. At this point, 12K runners will be directed to the finish line on Front Street.

The half marathon runners will begin the second half of their race as the course reconnects with US Highway 17 and heads towards the southern end of Georgetown. Perhaps the most challenging portion of the course awaits runners at the 3rd bridge over the Sampit River into the Maryville District of the City. Although the majority of the race course is flat, this stretch will test runners "uphill" racing abilities. While in the Maryville area, runners will be greeted with additional views of Georgetown Harbor and Winyah Bay.

Upon leaving the Maryville area, runners will once again ascend over the Sampit River Bridge, leaving them a short distance back to downtown Georgetown and the finish line on historic Front Street. The finish line area is located in the heart of beautiful Georgetown, so grab some water, stretch out, walk around the attractive Harbor Walk and celebrate your accomplishments in our fantastic city. Can't wait to have you join us at our third annual Historic Georgetown Bridge2Bridge Half Marathon.

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Details and Specs

Event Date: Oct 12, 2013 07:30 AM - Oct 12, 2013 11:00 AM
Hours of Operation: Not Listed
Notes: None Listed


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