Holy Trinity brings Swing Bridge Run back to downtown


From staff reports

On Saturday, Oct. 16, Holy Trinity Classical Christian School invites the public to participate in the annual Swing Bridge Run and Sunrise Prayer Gathering.

In cooperation with the City of Beaufort and event sponsors, the events will feature a USATF certified 5K Run and all-ages Bridge Walk through historic downtown Beaufort and across the Woods bridge. For those who cannot be present in person, there is also a Virtual 5K Run/Walk option.

Cost to register for the 5K is $40 and includes a T-shirt if registered by Friday, Oct. 8. Registration costs for the all-ages Bridge Walk and Virtual 5K are $25.

Preceding the Swing Bridge Run, Holy Trinity will hold a community-wide Sunrise Prayer Gathering at 7:15 a.m. under the pavilion at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. All are invited to join Holy Trinity in praying for all students and families of our Beaufort community and for students at Holy Trinity’s sister school, Good Shepherd Academy in South Sudan.

Visit our race website at www.SwingBridgeRun.com to register. Race day registration will also be available from 7 to 7:45 a.m., the morning of the race.

Runners and walkers will follow a designated course through historic downtown Beaufort and across the Woods Memorial Bridge. Grounded Running’s certified 5K course has the start/finish line at Freedom Mall on Bay Street.

The runners and walkers will have separate starts and lanes. The course is pet and stroller friendly.

Virtual Race participants will be able to complete their 5K Run/Walk at any point between 8th-17th of October. Please enter your times online. For additional information, contact us at info@swingbridge5k.com.

Following are the start times for race day:

7:15 a.m.: Sunrise Prayer gathering.

7-7:45 a.m.: Day of Race packet pickup & Race Day registration.

8:15 a.m.: 5K start.

8:20 a.m.: All-ages Bridge Walk starts, walkers fall in behind runners.

8:45 a.m.: Awards Ceremony – Freedom Mall on Bay Street

Above: Photo from Swing Bridge Run 2019, submitted.

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