Savannah’s Talmadge Memorial Bridge is a 1.4 mile long cable-stayed bridge spanning the Savannah River between downtown Savannah and Hutchinson Island.
The bridge has a 5.5% grade, peaks at 196 feet above the Savannah River, and has been home to “the South’s Toughest Bridge Run” for almost 30 years.
The Savannah Bridge Run offers a variety of challenges for runners of all stripes. Participants may opt to join in the in the 5K, 10K, or Double Pump races. All runners receive participation medals and a chance to celebrate with food, drink, and live music at the after-party!
Participants are encouraged to show their creative side by running in costume. You might even win an award! Costumes will be judged as part of the morning’s activities, with cash prizes awarded during the after-party.
Savannah Bridge Run 2018
5K Bridge Run 2018 – 8am
The 5K consists of a single trip over Talmadge Memorial Bridge, starting on Hutchinson Island and ending on Montgomery Street by the Court House. The time limit for the 5k is one hour.
10K Bridge Run 2018 – 9am
The 10K includes two trips over Talmadge Memorial Bridge and has a time limit of 1 hour and 45 minutes. Participants start off from Montgomery Street by the Civic Center and finish back up on Montgomery Street by the Court House.
Double Pump Bridge Run 2018 – 8am
The Double Pump is an option for those who are salty enough to compete in both the 5K and 10K, for a total of three passes over the Savannah River. This is where the race gets its “the South’s Toughest Bridge Run” reputation.
Kid’s Bridge Run 2018 – 7:50am
The Kid’s Run (children 7 years of age and under) is a 1/4 mile course going south on Montgomery Street, down a block on Oglethorpe, and back to Montgomery for the finish.
Participants in the adult races will receive a finisher medal, long sleeved Savannah Bridge Run 2018 shirt, and access to the Post-Race Party. Kid’s Race participants will receive all but the t-shirts.
Savannah Bridge Run After-Party
The After-Party takes place in Savannah’s Franklin Square with food, drink, and live music.
Beer, Brunswick stew, and more will be available to refuel after (or during!) the race. Music will be provided by the Florida-based Reggae band, Jah Movement.
2018 Savannah Bridge Run Schedule
November 30 –
10am to 7pm – Packet Pick-Up and Health & Wellness Expo
Savannah Civic Center: 301 W. Oglethorpe St.
December 1 –
07:50am – Kid’s Race
08:00am – 5K start
08:30am – Post Race Party begins
09:00am – 10K start
09:15am – Jah Movement
10:00am – 5K Awards
10:15am – Jah Movement
10:45am – Costume Contest/Corporate Challenge/Ruck Awards
11:00am – 10K and Double Pump Awards
11:45am – Post Race Party ends
2018 Savannah Bridge Run Lodging
McMillan Inn’s location in Savannah’s downtown historic district means you’ll be just minutes or less from all the fun at Talmadge Memorial Bridge. Come soak up the best in modern amenities at our lovingly restored, 1888 Italianate Revival Inn. Find a room today at McMillan Inn!