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The 38th Annual 7 Mile Bridge Run – 2019

April 6, 2019 Marathon, Florida Keys

7 Mile Bridge Run

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This run is the only known run that is completely surrounded by water from start to finish. It is officially marked at 6.8 miles. First place age group winners and overall winners have always been awarded the , unique black coral 7 to wear proudly.

The Seven Mile Bridge is a bridge in the Florida Keys, in Monroe County, Florida, United States. It connects Knight’s Key in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys.
Address: Seven Mile Bridge, Florida
Construction started: 1978
Total length: 35,720′
Clearance below: 65′

RACE DAY
Limited free parking is available at Switlik Elementary, 3400 Overseas Hwy, Marathon. Packet Pickup will be available at the school. Buses will be available for Runners to board for transport to the start line

6:45 A.M 7 Mile Bridge closes to all traffic. Buses with runners leave Switlik for drop off at race start on East side of Bridge

7:10 A.M Wheelchair Start

7:20 A.M Race Begins

8:25 – 8:50 A.M Buses will leave the start at 8:25. Runners still on the bridge as the buses approach will be picked up so the bridge can open at 9:00 A.M. (no exceptions)

9:00 A.M Bridge Reopens and the first group of buses with runners leave the West side of Bridge to return to Switlik Elementary

Race T-shirts available at the shore of 33rd Street Ocean

9:30 A.M Awards at the shore of 33rd Street Ocean

HEAT WARNING
All runners should be aware of the possible effects of hot weather on a distance runner. These include heat stroke, heat exhaustion and muscle cramps. The symptoms are:

a. Dizziness

b. Dry skin – no sweating

c. Redness

d. Nausea or cramps

e. Goose bumps on chest or arms

f. Incoherent speech and thought

If you develop any of these symptoms, stop running and, if necessary, seek assistance.

NOTE: Average April temperatures range from a high of 82° F to a low of 73° F. Runners should be prepared for high humidity and temperatures.

Monies raised from this event are donated to the local youth of the Middle Keys, both at the local schools as well as other youth groups which promote athletically oriented activities. Since the inception of the run in 1982 Middle Keys’ kids have benefited from donations of well over $500,000 distributed by the Marathon Runners Club.

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Geoff Bergey

Florida Native, Traveller, Photographer, Lover of Life, Clouds and Key Lime Pie.

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