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For over 15 years, the Neuse River Bridge Run has been uniting runners, walkers, volunteers and sponsors-- all to support seven important non-profits in our community.
Due to Covid-19 health concerns and state and city safety mandates, the Neuse River Bridge Run (NRBR) is proceeding this year without in-person race events. BUT- that is not stopping the fun or our mission. NRBR (representing seven non-profit organizations), is proceeding with virtual and challenge run/walk events from March 18 to 28, 2021. Obviously, it is vitally important that we make every effort to meet our fundraising goals in 2021.
Given that all the events this year will be virtual, The Neuse River Bridge Run is pleased to announce that we have significantly reduced our registration fees! Our hope is that you will stay engaged and participate in our virtual events this year.
5K – Virtual Run: $35
(Race kit to include: NRBR T-Shirt, custom mask)
10K – Virtual Run or Virtual Challenge: $35
(Race kit to include: NRBR T-Shirt, custom mask)
Half Marathon – Virtual Run or Virtual Challenge: $50
(Race kit to include: NRBR T-Shirt, custom mask, Half Marathon participation medal)
SuperKids Fun Run: $20 with $5 discount per child when multiple children are registered from one family (Note: the children must be registered at the same time to receive this discount).
(Race kit to include: NRBR Fun Run T-Shirt, participation medal and Fun Run sponsor goody bag)
T-Shirts, custom masks, Half Marathon participation medals as well as any other swag items from our sponsors, will be mailed directly to each registrant. To receive your race kit in advance of the virtual start date of March 18, you must be registered by Friday, March 5, 2021. For those who register after March 5, your race kit will be mailed the week of March 29 to April 2.
March 18 through March 28, 2021.
You decide where and when you would like to run/walk between the dates of March 18 and March 28, 2021. Please note: The Neuse River Bridge is not open to pedestrian traffic. To keep the bridge in your run, we suggest that you find a bridge or bridges in your neighborhood that would be safe to incorporate in your route.
A virtual run/race is a one goal activity. For the 2021 Neuse River Bridge Run we are offering four virtual race events, the 5K, the 10K the Half Marathon and the SuperKids Fun Run. Participants select a date and time between March 18 and March 28, select a course, run your race, and submit your results.
If you are already registered for an in-person event and your registration has been converted to a virtual registration as per our policy; you may change from a virtual run registration to the 10K or ½ Marathon Challenge events by following these steps.
A Challenge consists of activities over time, with an overall goal to complete a distance over time. The Neuse River Bridge Run is offering two challenge events in the longer distances for 2021, a 10k Challenge and a ½ Marathon Challenge.
In a challenge event, participants endeavor to reach a goal over a period of time. For our 10k and Half Marathon Challenges you can walk or run the complete distance in segments, over time, from March 18 to March 28, 2021. The activities can be tallied to show the total progress over time. For example, let’s say you chose the 10K, you might divide the distance into 10 segments and walk/run every day until you have completed the Half Marathon distance.
Participant Submitted Results/Activities:
To update your progress towards your challenge goal, simply go to https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/50816 and choose the option to "Submit Virtual Results" at the top of the page, or use the RaceJoy app while completing your activities.
Runners utilizing the RaceJoy app can submit times automatically via the RaceJoy app. Runners not using the RaceJoy app should go to https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/50816 and choose the option to "Submit Virtual Results" at the top of the page.
A bib with a timing chip is not required this year since the races will be held virtually.
Teams of 10 or more participants will receive a $5 discount. To utilize this discount, teams should register online at runtheeast.com. Once the 10th team member registers, the first 9 members will automatically receive the discount back to their original payment method.
The Kid's Fun Run will be virtual, any place, anytime, and t-shirts and goody bags will be mailed. But, if you like, you may pre-register and bring your kids to:
At these locations registered children can participate in suggested activities and pick up their race t-shirts and goody bags. Register at least 24 hours in advance and remember to bring masks and plan to social distance. Please feel free to share photos on our Facebook page. Hope to “see” you and your kids there!
As participants in virtual events run different courses, at different times, and all experience a variety of course and weather conditions, we will not be awarding place awards/medals for this year’s run. Half Marathon participants will receive a participation medal for their efforts in our most difficult distance.
For next year’s events for the spring of 2022, we plan to fully reinstate the in-person events and continue to offer virtual run options as well.
We are grateful for your continued support and partnerships with our valued sponsors.
Neuse River Bridge Run
Representing Craven Community College Foundation, Duffyfield Phoenix Project, Inc., The Filling Station, Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina (MCEC), Merci Clinic, Religious Community Services (RCS), and Twin Rivers YMCA
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Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Neuse River Bridge Virtual Run.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
You can earn a $15 refund of your registration fees by referring 3 friends to sign up and join you at the Bridge Run, then earn an additional $15 back for each additional 3 people that you refer, up to a full refund of your entry fee! All you need to do is share your unique referral link, which you will receive when you register for the race. Get 3 friends to sign up for the Bridge Run using that link and you will automatically receive a $15 refund of your registration fee. Cha-Ching! You can email, share on social media or text your friends this link.
T-Shirts, custom masks, Half Marathon participation medals as well as any other swag items from our sponsors, will be mailed directly to each registrant.
To receive your race kit in advance of the virtual start date of March 18, you must be registered by Friday, March 5, 2021. For those who register after March 5, your race kit will be mailed the week of March 29 to April 2
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