3rd Annual Semper Fi Fund Beat the Bridge

10K/5K and One Mile Fun Run

This year will be the 3rd annual Beat the Bridge 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run held in Jacksonville, NC. Last year’s event was a great success! We more than doubled the number of participants from our inaugural year. This year, we are on track to welcome one thousand plus runners to help impact our mission and spread awareness about the Semper Fi Fund. Our race highlights the beautiful downtown area and crosses the Old Bridge in historic Jacksonville, NC. You will get the chance to run alongside many of our service member athletes who are part of Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund. It is a wonderful opportunity for our athletes and the community to come together and celebrate the partnership between the city of Jacksonville and the Semper Fi Fund.

Michelle Kendall Smith, a runner from last year said, “On behalf of Ainsley’s Angels in Eastern Carolina, we can’t thank you enough for putting on such an AMAZING event! We were honored to participate and support such an important and worthy cause! We can’t wait for next year … it will be on our race calendar for sure!”

There are several categories in which you can participate. You may participate as a runner, walker, or handcyclist in any of the three distances. You may also compete as a member of a team. More information below.


Show your team spirit and create a team for the 2017 Semper Fi Fund Beat The Bridge!

How to Earn Points for your Team

Register to run any of our race distances as a team. Each team member earns your team 1 point. Special prizes will be given to the largest team. To register as a member of a team or to create a team go to https://runsignup.com/RaceGroups/14094.

Earn a ½ point for volunteers who register as a volunteer on the race registration website. They will need to identify themselves as a member of your team when they check in at the Volunteer Desk on race day.

We are encouraging teams to dress up, run in formation and get creative to show support of the Semper Fi Fund.

Your team may earn up to 10 extra points for race day spirit. Celebrity judges will determine how spirit points are distributed.

“Like” us on Facebook HERE and watch for postings on how to earn extra points for your team.

Beat The Bridge Volunteer

The Semper Fi Fund’s race, Beat The Bridge, would not happen without our awesome volunteers! We need help setting up, registering participants, passing out post-race food and water, and directing our participants on the course.

Please register to volunteer at https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/NC/Jacksonville/BeatTheBridge

Virtual 5K or 10K Run

Can’t make it to the race, but still want to support the Semper Fi Fund? Make a great impact from wherever you are by registering for our Virtual 5K or 10K Run. Share your running/walking/hand-cycling success with us on our Community Athlete Facebook page.

All participants will receive a Semper Fi Fund Beat the Bridge 2017 exclusive medal!

Click here to sign up : https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/NC/Jacksonville/BeatTheBridge

All event questions can be directed to Chris Ingraham at [email protected]

We hope to see you on April 1st!