Beat the Bridge

Beat the Bridge
Date May 2020 (TBD)
Distance 8k
Course Type Road


Race Information

Need motivation to run fast? How about a race that crosses over a bridge that gets raised after a certain time? The Nordstrom Beat the Bridge does just that, this 8k run has runners travel over Seattle's University Bridge which, as we just alluded to, gets raised part way through the race. So, if you can run fast enough you'll beat the bridge, if not, you get to hang out with your fellow participants until in comes back down. Don't worry, if you don't make the bridge there's a live band, and a bunch of prizes to help pass the time. Not a runner? That’s okay. There is an event for all kinds of athletes and members of the family with a 3 mile walk, a 1 mile fun run, wheelchair race, and a diaper derby (that’s right, we said DIAPER DERBY).

This race attracts thousands of runners, walkers, and wheelchair racers each year and is one of the longest running events in the Seattle area, having started back in 1983 by a Nordstrom employee who’s son was inflicted with type one diabetes and lead to a Nordstrom partnership with JDRF to raise funds to cure, prevent and better treat T1D. The Nordstrom Beat the Bridge is part of the JDRF One Walk program, which holds annual charitable walks in more than 200 locations in 13 countries. JDRF One Walk has raised more than $1 billion for T1D research and we are proud to currently hold the number one position as the largest Walk in the country! We hope you will join us next May for the 38th Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes.

Registration for the 38th Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge begins in the fall 2019 and more information can be found at

Beat the Bridge run Seattle


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