UWSC hosts 17th annual Bridge Run

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 30, 2013

LULING — United Way of St. Charles is hosting its 17th Annual 5K/10K Bridge Run/Walk on Saturday, April 6, presented by Norco Manufacturing Complex and co-presented by Valero St. Charles Refinery.
The 5K race starts at 8:30 a.m. at the East Bank Bridge Park in Destrehan and crosses the Hale Boggs Bridge to the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling. The 10K starts at 8:15 a.m. on the levee path across from the Seafood Pot in Destrehan and will join the 5K race near the East Bank Bridge Park. The new 10K route features historical views of both Ormond and Destrehan Plantations.
The first 1,000 participants to cross the finish line will receive a commemorative race medallion. Awards will be given in several categories, including best workout wear costume.
Pre-registration is available for $25 per person by April 5. Day-of-race registration is available on April 6 for $30. Children 17 and under and seniors 65 and older can pre-register for $15 or register race day for $20.
To register for the race, visit www.uwaysc.org or register in person at the United Way office, 13207 River Road in Luling. On-site registration is also available Friday, April 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bridge Park in Luling and on race day, Saturday, April 6, starting at 6:30 a.m. at the Bridge Park in Luling.
After the Bridge Run, United Way of St. Charles is hosting post race activities at the Bridge Park in Luling until noon. Admission to the post race festivities is free. Attendees can enjoy music by Reese Chaisson, food, games, massages and much more.
Last year, more than 1,400 runners and walkers participated in the Bridge Run. The Bridge Run is held each year to raise awareness of and funds for the United Way of St. Charles.
United Way of St. Charles is a nonprofit organization that works to create lasting changes in St. Charles Parish by funding agencies and developing program that target education, income and health.
To register for the Bridge Run or for more information, visit www.uwaysc.org or call Tamara at 985-331-9063.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: On Saturday, April 6, the I-310 exit ramp in Destrehan closes at 8 a.m. All westbound traffic on the Hale Boggs Bridge will be one lane from approximately 7:30 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m.