How to Make the Most of Your Experience at the Hilton Head Bridge Run

When fall breezes, sunny days, and cooler weather make their way to the Lowcountry, South Carolina’s sea islands are a paradise for outdoor activity. Every year, the Hilton Head Bridge Run capitalizes on this idyllic time of year with a variety of races and courses. Participants can enjoy everything from a 5k run to a 10k with multiple divisions. Read on to learn how to make the most of race day, and for more thoughtful suggestions, take a look at our free 7-Day Guide to HHI. Inside, you’ll find our recommendations on homegrown restaurants, historic sites, and more. Mapping out your fall getaway can’t get any easier!

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The Hilton Head Bridge Run & What You Need to Know

Which Course Will You Take?

One of the things we love most about the Hilton Head Bridge Run is that whether you take a family 5k or a challenging 10k, you can always enjoy beautiful, sparkling views of the Broad Creek along your way. The 2019 event takes place on Saturday, November 9 at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Each race starts and finishes at Crossings Park, so remember to come back for the after-party.

If you’re wondering which communities are closest to all the race-day action, we’ve outlined detailed information in the final section of this blog. Please keep in mind that these races are not suited for strollers, baby joggers, or pets.

The After-Party

Since its inception, the Hilton Head Bridge Run has welcomed more than 12,000 runners and walkers. With stats like that, you know you can look forward to an incredible after-party! Following the races, you can look forward to an award ceremony filled with live music, local eats, refreshing drinks, door prizes, and more.

Before Race Day

It always helps to know what you can expect on race day. Every mile has a distinct marker with a water station available. A course map is also available to help you prepare! For those who would like to save a bit of money, remember to register in advance. Pre-registration takes place now through November 4, 2019; during this time, the 5k entry fee is only $30, and the 10k is $40. A free race-day shirt is also included with your pre-registration! Keep in mind that entry fees will increase by $10 each starting on November 5 for late registration; during this time,  t-shirts are available while supplies last. 

Stay Near the Start & Finish Lines

sea crest villasIf you’re planning a trip to the 2019 Hilton Head Bridge Run, it always helps to stay the action. This year’s race starts and finishes at Crossings Park, and you’re less than 10 minutes away when you choose a vacation rental at Sea Crest Resort. Each of our Sea Crest villas is steps from the beach and features a private balcony with ocean breezes, access to the community’s spacious outdoor hot tub and pools, a full kitchen, free WiFi, and a variety of unique amenities.

If you’re ready to hit the road for the 2019 Hilton Head Bridge Run, remember to check our fall vacation specials! We hope to see you soon on Hilton Head Island.