GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) – The third annual Georgetown Bridge2Bridge Run was Saturday, and hundreds of runners hit the pavement for the event organizers hoped would be unaffected by the Front Street Fire that devastated the historic district waterfront last month.
"The Front Street fire has obviously made it a surreal, stressful, and sad day for our community," organizers stated on the Bridge2BridgeRun.com website. "We will be working very closely with city officials as we approach race day, but as of now we do not anticipate any major changes for our race in terms of schedule or location. "
The event featured a half-marathon, 12K and 5K runs, with proceeds going to benefit The Georgetown County United Way, The Georgetown Business Association, and the Iota Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Scholarship Fund.
The run also featured "Bridge the Gap" t-shirts available on race day, and all proceeds went to the Front Street Fire Relief fund.
"September 25th has been a devastating day for our city," stated organizers. "We are hoping to make October 12th a happier day for our residents, businesses, and visiting runners!"
Many of the runners stayed in town to make a weekend out of the race, which will help jumpstart the economy and help provide financial help to a town beginning a rebuilding process.