Beat the Bridge
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).
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