Why is the Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk Virtual this year?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and after much discussion with health experts, we concluded that a virtual race was the safest option for the health of our sailors, participants, volunteers, and staff who come together to help deliver the event each year. We will work to deliver a virtual experience worthy of the Navy’s Bridge Run name and our 34th Annual event. We strive to ensure that runners and walkers feel the community, camaraderie and competition of one of the Navy’s largest flagship events.

How do I run/walk the virtual event?

You can complete your virtual 4-mile, and kid’s 1-mile run anytime, anywhere from May 9th through May 16th. Run outside, on a treadmill, with family, or on your own. Post your time on our results page.

When does race registration close?

Registration is open until we sell out. Register early to get the best pricing for this virtual event!

Packets & Swag Bag

During registration, you will be asked to select "Ship it to me" or "Packet Pickup" to select a time slot to attend our COVID safe packet pickup.

Swag Bag Delivered!

Register online by 4/30/21 to receive our commemorative finishers medal, high-quality poly blend T-shirt, and race number in the mail, included in your race fee. During registration, select "Ship it to me". Please make sure this is a standardized US address, deliverable by USPS. If you register after 5/1/21, we cannot guarantee that your race packet will arrive before May 16, 2021. Register early to save money and get your goods delivered!  

Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up

If you register before 4/30/21, you may pick up your race packet on Saturday, May 1st from 10 am to 2 pm at Road Runner Sports, 5553 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111. Your race packet includes your Finisher Medal, Bib Number, and T-shirt. Select a time slot during registration for this choice. 

Where and when can I submit my time?

If you wish, you can submit your run time on our results page once you complete your virtual run/walk beginning May 9-16. There are no awards for our virtual races based on performance. Results posted are on the honor system.

What social media sites are available to post my finish time, training, and finish photos?

Tag us on our social media on Facebook and Instagram @NavyBridgeRun

What is the Bridge Run Virtual Training Challenge?

The Bridge Run Virtual Challenge is a personal quest - you against the miles ahead of you. You are on the honor system to track and record your activities. Only miles accumulated from direct physical activity intended for the challenge should count. All registrants will be automatically enrolled in the Challenge. This unique fitness training software lets you challenge yourself, friends and family and earn virtual milestone trophies no matter how you train. As you get ready for the May event, run, walk, ride, swim, dance – whatever moves you! After you register for this event, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a log in to the Virtual Challenge and start training!

Do I have to complete a certain number of miles each day, or can I break it up and run more on the weekends?

You can run, walk, bike or exercise as much or as little as you want on a given day. You'll have to finish your mileage before May 16, 2021. The results site will turn off on this date.

Do I have to run the whole way?

No. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track. If you are cycling the challenge you can do your miles outside on your bicycle, or inside on your stationary bike or elliptical machine. You can even substitute 20 minutes of cardio activity for 1 mile. You get to complete your own race, at your own pace, and track it yourself. You can mix your miles between any of the activities.

What happens when I finish the Challenge?

You can be done, or if you want to keep going, KEEP GOING! You can tally activities and miles past the goal. We will have milestone badges set up for your goal distance as well for those who are a bit more ambitious and do more.

What is My Trophy Case?

On your personal results page you will see a link to your Trophy Case. This is where your milestone badges will appear. You can earn badges for various things along your journey. Distance covered, activities completed and other fun benchmarks along the way. (See if you can earn them all!)

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