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Pensacola Double Bridge 15K Run 11th Largest in the Country

Pensacola Double Bridge 15K Run 11th Largest in the Country

Annual February Event Expecting 2,400 Runners Next Year

The Pensacola Sports Association is proud to announce that its 2011 Double Bridge Run Presented by Publix was recently named the 11th Largest 15K Race in the country by Running USA.  In 2011, the 15K portion of the Double Bridge Run had 1,724 finishers. 

“We are pleased to be part of such a great event,” commented Ray Palmer, Executive Director of the Pensacola Sports Association.  “Our goal is to make the Double Bridge Run the best destination 15K race in the country.”

The course for the Double Bridge Run is arguably one of the best around as it encompasses three cities, two bridges, and two bodies of water.  It starts in historic downtown Pensacola, travels over the 3-Mile Bridge over Escambia Bay, through the coastal community of Gulf Breeze, onto Bob Sikes Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway, and finishing on beautiful Pensacola Beach.

“We feel we have the best 15K course in the country,” added Palmer.  “The view from the top of Bob Sikes Bridge looking out over the beach and seeing the horizon of the Gulf of Mexico is breathtaking.”

Running USA is a leader in the race industry that works with a multitude of races across the country including conferences, research, databases, and contacts. Running USA was created to improve the status of road racing in the United States through collective marketing and promotions, services to runners and events, and the development of American world class stars.

The event, which also includes a 5K, saw a solid boost in attendance this past year, having 2,035 finishers.  The 2012 list has not yet been announced.

Registration is open for the 2013 race which will be on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. A sellout field of 2,400 is expected.

For complete race information and to register, runners can visit or call850-434-2800.

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