The Navy's 30th Bay Bridge Run/Walk



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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Support our military family! Show your military pride during May - National Military Appreciation Month. Be part of a special experience showing San Diego’s appreciation for those who serve in the military. Join in the Navy’s 31st Bay Bridge Run/Walk, with an anticipated sold out crowd of 10,000. Sponsorship of the Navy’s 31st Bay Bridge Run/Walk supports the event and provides vital financial support of our Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) programs that serve our military. Sponsorship commitments range from $500 to $25,000 and can be tailor-made to fit your organization’s marketing objectives.

This public, Navy-hosted event supports MWR’s 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. Your involvement supports fitness centers, swimming pools, beaches, movie theaters, bowling centers, golf courses, youth and teen centers, childcare centers and more.

We invite your company to demonstrate your support for the men and women in our military services. Sponsorship of the Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk provides high visibility focused directly at your target audience -- the military customer. You'll have direct contact with our military to help build awareness of your business. If you want brand recognition at other events, that’s also achievable through the MWR Sponsorship program.

Your Sponsorship makes a difference to our military families and enables you to receive benefits beyond your business objectives. Show your patriotism and enjoy the personal satisfaction of providing the emotional support vital to military family life. Associate your business or product name with the positive image of the Navy’s 31st Bay Bridge Run/Walk to maximize name exposure and affiliation on base and within the community.

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Navy MWR Sponsorship enhances your company image, helps shape military consumer attitudes, drives sales and creates positive publicity to heighten your company’s visibility. Our specialty is promoting programs to the military market. Sponsors’ benefits are tiered to provide higher level sponsors maximum exposure throughout the year. Consider our top levels of Sponsorship and be recognized for your commanding position as a market and community leader in support of the military.

Media Exposure

Share our dynamic media exposure! Each year the Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk attracts the attention of broadcast, online, print and military media. Leading up to the event, several local television channels invite run organizers, sponsors and participants to live in-studio and on-site interviews. Radio and television public service announcements broadcast extensively throughout San Diego county. On race day we accommodate TV stations as well as print and military media interviews.

Our extensive promotional campaign includes dedicated web pages, 140,000 electronic direct mailers, media alerts and articles. The Bridge Run is featured in Runner’s World, Raceplace magazine and website, San Diego Union Tribune, Navy Officer Spouses Club newsletter, Lincoln Military Housing newsletter, Navy Compass magazine and website, Armed Forces Dispatch newspaper, Wave~winds magazine, Military Times and the Pentagon Channel. Event signage and announcements reach over 10,000 runners and 1,000 spectators and volunteers.

MWR Quality of Life

MWR provides healthy and affordable fitness and recreation opportunities at each of the six bases located in San Diego County. MWR operates multiple gymnasiums and fitness centers, swimming pools and beaches, free movie theaters, bowling lanes, golf courses, discount ticket offices, marinas, gear rental centers, youth and teen recreation centers, food and beverage facilities, childcare centers, RV parks and more.

MWR is also the event planner for the military. Beyond the Bridge Run, we produce fitness and sports competitions, educational activities and seasonal celebrations such as our Spring Fling, Freedom Festival, Oktoberfest, Military Child Appreciation events, Military Family Appreciation events and our Family Holiday Party. Get involved today!


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