Next B2B Race 9/7/20
Since it’s inaugural running in 2012, the Bridge to Bridge 4 mile race has been one of the Premiere Running events in central Illinois.
Bridge to Bridge has a unique venue … no other pedestrian traffic is allowed on the Cedar Street Bridge … a challenging course, wonderful swag, great food, and good beer!
Since it’s inaugural running in 2012, the Bridge to Bridge 4 mile race has become one of the premier running events in the area.
The 2020 course had to be modified to an out and back because of I-74 road construction (causing the closing of the Murray Baker Bridge, forcing I-74 traffic to detour across the Bob Michael Bridge, and making the Bob Michael Bridge unavailable for the 202 B2B Race).
The 2020 run starts on Water Street, outside R C Outfitters (Formerly Running Central; 311 SW Water St, Floor 1, Peoria, Illinois 61602), at 7:00a, goes north to Liberty St. where a left turn takes the route 2 blocks up to Washington St, for another left turn south to Mcarthur Hwy and another left turn onto the Cedar Street Bridge, crossing over the Illinois River into East Peoria. Near the end of the Cedar Street Bridge exit ramp in east Peoria, the course turns 180 degrees and returns across the river to Peoria via the Cedar Street Bridge, turns north on Washington St to Walnut St, where the course turns toward the river to Water St, and finishes back at R C Outfitters.
Water Stops will be near mile markers 1 and 3 at Washington and Pecan St.and mile 2 (at the turn-around), and at the start/finish line.
The Post Race Celebration and Awards will be at the CEFCU Center Stage, 200 N. Water St, just North of the Peoria Riverfront Museum and Caterpillar Visitor Center.
USATF Course Map
New for 2019 — the 2 x 4 Challenge: Registrants who completed a 2019 Steamboat Classic race are eligible to compete in the 2 x 4 Challenge.
Combine the World’s Fastest 4 Mile with The Toughest 4 Mile Race Between Two Cities, and the result is the 2 x 4 Challenge (2×4) … two 4 mile races — everyone who finishes both the Steamboat Classic (SC) and the Bridge to Bridge Run (B2B) – will receive a 2 x 4 Challenge Award, which will be presented at the B2B post race awards ceremony. Competing in the SC 15k? You will compete in the 2 x 4 + 5 Challenge (2×4+). The Top Male and Female finishers in each 2×4 Challenge (2×4 and 2×4+, including Wheel Chair divisions) will receive special awards.
The 2 x 4 Challenge is a free enhancement for participants who compete in the two premier Illinois Valley Strider summer events: the IVS Steamboat Classic and the IVS Bridge to Bridge Run.
See details and select your 2 x 4 Challenge in the B2B registration process.
All water on the course at water stations (near mile markers 1, 2, & 3) will be reverse osmosis purified water! The Start/Finish line will feature iced bottled water.
Packet pick up will be at RC Outfitters Saturday, Sept 5, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Race day, Sept 7, late registration and last minute packet pick up will be from 5:45 am to 6:45 am at RC Outfitters.
IVS Bridge to Bridge Run is an IVS Grand Prix Series race.
Sport-tek sweat wick T shirt not guaranteed for registrations after August 21. Sport-tek size chart
Not planning to Run or walk B2B? Volunteer … B2B depends on volunteers. Sign up to Volunteer, or, contact the Volunteer Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org 2019 B2B Volunteer shirts are black on gold.
2019 B2B Shirts
Awards: The top finishing man and women will receive an engraved trophy! Acrylic plaques for 1st, 2nd, 3rd finishers will be given to M & F in AGs: 0-14,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Awards presentation will start about 8:30 at the CEFCU Center Stage, 200 NE Water St,
Post race party is at Cefcu Stage after finishing the race.
Food will be served immediately!
Water,energy drinks and beer to drink! Assorted snack foods and cookies, plus Pasta from Biaggi’s, to finish off with.
HyVee is providing providing Starbucks chilled coffee (Mocca and Vanilla), snacks, cookies, boxed raisens, Gatorade and water for the afterparty.