Huey P. Long Bridge Run
The Tradition Continues – 9th Annual Event
Since 2013, The Great Huey P. Long Bridge Run, a 5K walk/run, has celebrated of the majestic views provided by an historic bridge established in 1935 and revised in 2013 with the incredible widening project.
We know it’s not easy, but it sure is fun to cross the Huey P on enjoy a great bird’s eye view of southeast Louisiana.
Each year, runners enjoy a professional, safe race experience and receive premiums to commemorative their crossing. We know its a challenge worth celebrating for flatlanders who go vertical when competing in the 5K/3.1 mile race.
After the crossing, runners have enjoyed live performances from Imaginary Frenz and local dishes, like Jambalaya Girl’s delicious jambalaya served up in the shadow of the bridge.
The Great Huey P Long Bridge Run has been held on Mother’s Day Weekend. Since the widening of the bridge, the 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk has provided majestic views from a historic bridge, which was established in 1935 and revised in 2013.
After crossing the Mighty Mississippi, runners enjoy the Abita After Party at the Gumbo Festival Park. We serve up live performances, gumbo from the Bridge City Gumbo Festival krewe and homemade jambalaya from the Jambalaya Girl and many Abita Beers and Root Beer on tap.
Our Mission is to advance participation and expose new runners/walkers to the sport as a part of an active lifestyle. We intend to achieve this goal by offering local municipalities, corporations, schools, social organaizations and families an opportunity to run, walk, volunteer or cheer.
TheHuey P Rundraws particiation from Jefferson Parish, throughout the Greater New Orleans Area and across Southeast Louisaina. The event serves as a vehicle to generate awareness and fundraise for charities / non-profits – more details are released prior to each race in regard to charities and non-profit activities.
In 2018, members of Youth Run NOLAand their families were introduced to the bridge run and met the challenge to Geaux Over It!