The Navy's 30th Bay Bridge Run/Walk

 

Celebrate

Celebrating its 30th year, this annual Navy-hosted event includes the public in raising money for the Navy's Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs. MWR provides Quality of Life programs for our 500,000+ active duty and retired military, reservists, their family members and civilian employees who make up our San Diego Military Family. This unique 4-mile run/walk has a one of a kind spectacular panoramic view as participants make their way to Coronado's beautiful Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Bay Bridge.

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Race Course

This is a sanctioned USAT&F 4-mile course. Our start line is at One Park Blvd. at Harbor Drive between the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and the San Diego Convention Center and travels south along Harbor Drive to Cesar E. Chavez Parkway.

  • Runners Start Time: 8 am
  • Walkers Start Time: 8:10 am
Please keep in mind, all participants must be on the bridge by 8:45 am, approximately 1 mile, to allow for the reopening of traffic lanes.

Participants head east to National Avenue, then up and over the Coronado Bay Bridge. The race finishes in Coronado’s Tidelands Park. Expect flat streets, an incline up the bridge and a decline down the bridge. Walkers are encouraged to bring cameras to take some great photos of San Diego and Coronado from on top of the bridge! Baby strollers, wheelchairs and service dogs are permitted. Skateboards, bikes, in-line skates, and pets are prohibited. All participants must be on the bridge by 8:45 am, approximately 1 mile, to allow for the reopening of traffic lanes.

Finisher's Medal

Each participant who crosses the finish line receives a commemorative finisher's medal.

Simply redeem the tear off tag from your race bib at the Finisher's Medal booth near the finish line to collect your medal.

Finisher's Medals will only be given out to those with their race bib medal tag once participant has crossed the finish line at the Finisher's Medal Booth.

Commemorative T-Shirt

High-quality 31st Bay Bridge Run/Walk commemorative shirts are distributed to all registered participants at the Road Runner Sports Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up event and at the finish line in Tidelands Park. You must present your actual race bib number to claim your shirt.

Chip Timing

Only those registered as a TIMED RUNNER will receive a timing chip with their bib number by mail. Place your timing chip on your shoe. Either foot is acceptable. No need to be head of the pack! Your official race time begins when you step on the timing mat directly under the CHIP TIMING scaffolding. Click here or on the image to download CHIP TIMING instructions. Keep your timing chip as a souvenir!

You must wear the timing chip to get an official finishing time. If you do NOT wear your chip on your shoe, the system will not record you finishing and we will be unable to provide you with a finishing time.

Hotel

Guests are welcome to book their reservations by clicking here, or by calling 1-800-HILTONS and mentioning the group code BRIDGE.

Alaska Airlines tickets

Again this year, Navy's 31st Bay Bridge Run/Walk registered participants are eligible to win two roundtrip airline tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies courtesy of Alaska Airlines. Remember! This drawing is only open to those registered for the Bridge Run so your odds are pretty good! Register today!

Race Photos

Bring your camera for souvenir photo opportunities at one of our various red carpet style backdrops and share on social media! Race photos can be viewed here. Help the Navy's 31st Bay Bridge Run/Walk celebration take over social media! Share your photos via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using #navybridgerun

Run to Remember

The Navy’s 31st Bay Bridge Run/Walk is proud to partner with Navy Gold Star Program to honor Surviving Family Members of Service Members who lost their life while on active duty. You too can show your appreciation for their sacrifice by participating in this year’s “I Run to Remember” campaign. Write the name of a Fallen Service Member on the space provided on your race bib or honor all Fallen Service Members with a tribute, then run/walk to support Navy Gold Star Families as well as current active duty military and their families. Navy Gold Star (NGS) is a comprehensive Survivor assistance program designed for Families of Service Members who passed while on active duty. The program provides long-term assistance and support to Survivors. Navy Gold Star Coordinators ensure Survivors are not forgotten and remain a part of the Navy Family for as long as they desire. NGS strives to help Families build resilience and offer continued support as they work to establish a new normal. If you are a Survivor or would like more information about the Navy Gold Star Program visit www.navygoldstar.com.

Gear Storage

You may check in your warm-ups at the start line near registration. Clearly mark the bag with your race bib number. All items turned in by 7:30 am will be available for pick up at the finish line at 8 am. Items turned in after 7:30 am will be available for pick up at the finish line after 9 am.

Do not pack valuables. MWR is not responsible for lost items. You must present your race bib number to claim your bag.

Post Run Celebration

Invite your friends to cheer for you at the finish line and celebrate at the post race party at Tidelands Park in Coronado. Enjoy refreshments, sponsor booths, and LIVE music. Then stick around for the awards presentation to the top three finishers in each age and team divisions and terrific drawing prizes from approximately 9:45-10:30 am You must be present to win drawing prizes.

Post Run Celebration Continues...

After you cross the finish line, plan to dine, shop, and play at Coronado Ferry Landing! It's a short, bayside stroll to Coronado's picturesque waterfront shopping center with art galleries, apparel retailers, fine dining and casual eateries. Enjoy the following special May 21st Bay Bridge Run Merchant Promotions. All locations will be open by 9:30 am.

  • Village Pizzeria - Runners Beer Garden open from 9:30 am-12 pm with $2 slices and $5 beers!
  • Coronado Cupcakery - Buy a pastry, receive a FREE coffee!
  • Choco Amore - $5 Carmel Apple
  • Miss Match Boutique - 50% off single non-sale item
  • Men's Mojo - 50% off single non-sale item
  • French Room - 20% off purchase
  • Lisa's Boutique - 20% off purchase

Bib Numbers

All participants MUST wear their race bib number on the front in order to cross the Coronado Bridge. The bib number and timing chip (if applicable) are required to record your time and place. Do not remove or pin the tear-off tag, or alter the number in any way. Numbers are non-transferable so no one else may wear a number assigned to you.

Wounded, Injured & Ill Athletes

For the eleventh year, the Bay Bridge Run/Walk is proud to host wounded, injured and ill (WII) through Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD). Recovering injured military, veterans and dependents learn to play adaptive and Paralympics sports, rehabilitate and “renew” quality of life. Look for this special group at the start or finish of the race and give the athletes a hand for their service and participation!

Military Command Challenge

Win the title of "Largest Bridge Run/Walk Military Command" by participating in the non-race competitive Military Command Challenge. Assemble the largest group of military members, families and friends. Have each person register individually and write the command name in the Military Command Challenge space provided on the entry form. Register the most participants and your command wins the title and $1000 for your command recreation fund! The Military Command Challenge is NOT a competitive military running team. See below for military running team information.

Competitive Running Teams

The 31st Bay Bridge Run/Walk is looking for competitive running teams of five (5) people to compete in either the MILITARY or CIVILIAN division. Assemble your group of five (5) running members, register together as a group and compete. The top three MILITARY and top three CIVILIAN Running Teams are presented awards during the awards ceremony at the end of the race.

Food & Beverage Kiosks

Available at the RACE START. Avoid the morning rush! Plan on getting to the race early, bring a few dollars and enjoy a yogurt, fruit, coffee, juice or other light breakfast item. Food and beverage items for purchase provided by Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Water & Restrooms

Water and restrooms are available at the start and finish lines and also before the bridge at Chicano Park. It is your responsibility to remain sufficiently hydrated throughout the race. Please keep in mind, all participants must be on the bridge by 8:45 am, approximately 1 mile, to allow for the reopening of traffic lanes.