HISTORY OF THE BRIDGE RUN

1991

  • Inaugural Savannah Bridge Run held with 1400 participants

  • Originally, the Bridge Run had a 4K walk and 10K run

  • The overall 10K winners were Jim Platske (34:09), and Jackie Chen (39:46)

 

1992

  • 12-year-old Charity Fillmore won the 10K race, finishing in 41:11


1995

  • The Bridge Run returned after a two-year hiatus

  • The winners were Rick Smith (33:28) and Angie Shepard (38:53)

 

1997

  • Savannah Bridge Run returns after not taking place in 1996

  • Savannah Sports Council takes over ownership of Savannah Bridge Run


1999

  • Runner Samuel Mangusho (M) used course to qualify for the Olympics, finished first in the race at 30:43


2000

  • First male two-time winner, Samuel Mangusho


2001

  • First female two-time winner, Michelle LaFleur


2002

  • The 5K was added to the Bridge Run, won by Jonathan Huie (17:47) and Shelly Grauper (23:55)


2004

  • Michelle LaFleur wins her 3rd Bridge Run 10K, and becomes the winningest female in the history of the Savannah Bridge Run in that category


2005

  • Enmark takes over as title sponsor of the Savannah Bridge Run


2006

  • Double Pump introduced at the Enmark Savannah Bridge Run

  • The first Double Pump was won by Heather Smith (1:05:10) and Leo Foley (50:36)

  • Female course record for 10K is set by Janet Cherobon (34:24)


2007

  • Male course record for 10K is set by George Towett (29:53)


2008

  • First and only two-time Double Pump winner, Heather Smith finishes in 01:01:36


2013

  • Aubrey Morris won her 3rd 5K, becoming the winningest female in that category while also setting the female course record for the 5K at 18:18


2014

  • Male course record is set for the 5K by Sean Kelly (16:20)


2015

  • Enmark rebrands as Enmarket

  • Male course record is set for the Double Pump by Sean Kelly (48:42)

  • The Bridge Run has its largest attendance with 6070


2018

  • Ben Brown wins his 6th 10K at the Bridge Run, and becomes the winningest 10K runner in the race’s history


2019

  • Female course record is set for the Double Pump by Lacey Krout (55:04)

  • John Duberley won his 2nd 5K (16:22), becoming the winningest male in that category


2021

  • The Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run returns, celebrating 30 years with 4,163 registered participants

RECORD TIMES

5K
Male: Sean Kelly (16:20)
Female: Aubrey Morris (18:18)

 

10K
Male: George Towett (29:53)
Female: Janet Cherobon (34:24)

 

Double Pump
Male: Sean Kelly (48:42)
Female: Lacey Krout (55:04)

NUMBER OF TOP OVERALL FINISHES

5k
Male: John Duberley (2018 & 2019)
Female: Aubrey Morris (2009, 2011 & 2013)

 

10K
Male: Ben Brown (2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018)
Female: Michelle LaFleur (2000, 2001 & 2004)

 

Double Pump
*Male:
Female: Heather Smith (2006 &2008)

 

*There has not been a male in the Double Pump category to finish first more than once