MAY 7, 2016

HUEY P. LONG BRIDGE RUN

GEAUX OVER IT!

RACE

GEAUX OVER IT! BE A PART OF HISTORY

RegNowHPL280x70It’s not easy crossing the Huey P, but it sure is fun and its a great way to see the city and southeast Louisiana from a bird’s eye view. Be sure to bring your family and friends, and make it a great day to “GEAUX OVER IT!”.

 


EST. 1935 | HUEY P. LONG BRIDGE | REV. 2013

Since 2013, The Great Huey P. Long Bridge Run, a 5K run/walk, celebrates of the incredible widening project of this historic bridge.

Each year runners enjoy the challenge of crossing the Mighty Mississippi within a safe race experience and with a post-race party filled with a live performance by Imaginary Frinz, great tasting Abita beers, award-winning gumbo and jambalaya and engaging several key partners in the shadow of the bridge.


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COURSE

START

The Great Huey P Long Bridge Run is pleased to announce a change in course direction for 2015. Aimed at making a safer course and improved runner experience, the race starts on the Eastbank at the Clearview on-ramp and finishes on the Westbank between Hwy 90 and the bridge. The post-race party will be held here.

The Huey P. Run will start at 8:00 a.m. on the Eastbank – for a GPS address, use:
800 South Clearview Pkwy
Harrahan, LA 70123

The start will feature music and a National Anthem ceremony before runners/walkers hit a short stretch before going vertical, up the NEW Huey P Long Bridge.


PARKING

• Please park on the Eastbank in legal, available parking spaces
• Parking is also available at the Academy Sports + Outdoors lot


COURSE

The course map will be updated a post shortly. Come back soon.


SUPPORT

The bridge will be blocked to traffic during the race to ensure the safety of all runners/walkers. A water station and port-o-potty will be positioned within the course for convenience. Spectators will not be allowed on the bridge during the race, but will have safe areas to cheer runners as they descend the structure and head for home.


FINISH

Runners/walkers will hit the afterburners for the home stretch into the Finish Line chute. A professional finish line structure, music, spectators and volunteers cheering you in.

Shuttle Buses
• Buses will run from 9:00am-11:00am bringing runners to intersection of Jefferson Hwy & Clearview
• Buses will depart the post race party approximately every 10 minutes

800 South Clearview Parkway
Harahan, Louisiana 70123

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SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Continue to return to our website or follow us on Huey P Facebook page to get updates as the schedule develops. We suggest that all participants, spectators, volunteers and partners follow us on social media.

Friday 12:oo noon – 6:00 PM <> May 6 // Packet Pick Up

Saturday <> May 7 // Eastbank of Huey P Long Bridge

SERIES

THE ANNUAL LOUISIANA BRIDGE RUN SERIES


The Great Huey P Long Bridge run is proud to be a part of the Louisiana Bridge Run Series. To participate in the series, runners must complete all 3 bridge runs:

Series finishers receive a commemorative medallion &amp presented at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent Connection. Top finishers by age group receive a commemorative award. The overall male & female winners will be crowned “King of the River” and “Queen of the River” in honor of their achievements. Cumulative finishing times from all 3 bridge runs are used for awards.  

Register separately for each race. Production teams will coordinate entries, times and awards.


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AWARDS AND RESULTS


AWARDS

THE GREAT HUEY P LONG BRIDGE RUN organizing committee proudly awards the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female finishers in the following:


RESULTS

Check out results from previous HUEY P LONG BRIDGE RUNS:

GAMES

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FREE GIFT CARDS

Runners are encouraged to pick up their packets at Academy Sports + Outdoors. Three hundred (300) runners will get a gift card. The first one hundred and fifty (150) individuals to pick up at each of two locations will receive a $5 gift card – locations/dates/times TBD.


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RAFFLE for $500 SHOPPING SPREE

The Great Huey P Long Bridge Run and Academy Sports + Outdoors are pleased to offer runners, spectators, volunteers and fans of the bridge run with a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. No fee. No purchase necessary. Presentation of the gift card drawing will take place at the post-race party on May 7, 2016.

Click Here for Your Chance to Win a $500 Shopping Spree at Academy Sports + Outdoors.


Three Chances to to Win 
1. Sign Up Online Click Here >>
2. Sign Up at Packet Pick Up (two locations)
3. Sign Up at the Post Race Party (tent by the stage)

One gift card per person. If you are picking up several race packets, then you will receive one (1) gift card.

Happy Shopping!


THE DOWN & DIRTY • We encourage runners to pick up their packets prior to race-day. Consider this offer a sign of appreciation from the race production team and from Academy Sports + Outdoors, the Official Sports and Outdoor partner of The Great Huey P Long Bridge Run, for registering at the store and picking up your packet on Thursday and Friday before the race.

Contact

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Contact Info

race@hueyprun.com

PO Box 1835, Abita Springs, LA 70420