Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes | May 21, 2023

March 17, 2023

Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes is a fundraiser for JDRF — the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

The event consists of an 8K run and wheelchair race, a 3-mile walk, a 1-mile fun run, and the Diaper Derby for toddlers.

The event is called Beat the Bridge because the course travels over Seattle’s University Bridge, which is raised during the race. Participants try to cross the bridge before it is raised.

Those who don't beat the bridge must wait, with a live band and entertainment, for the bridge to come back down.

After a few minutes, the bridge lowers, and everyone can finish the race. Since the first Beat the Bridge race in 1983, Nordstrom has partnered with JDRF to raise funds to cure, prevent, and better treat T1D.

Beat the Bridge is part of the JDRF One Walk program, which holds annual charitable walks in over 200 locations in 13 countries. JDRF One Walk has raised more than $1 billion for T1D research!

We hope you will join us on May 21, 2023, for the 41st Annual Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes.

Saturday, May 20, 2023: On-site Registration and Packet Pickup is strongly encouraged from Noon to 4:00 PM. Located in the west concourse of Husky Stadium.

Sunday, May 21, 2023: 41st Annual Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes. Registration opens at 6:45 AM in the west concourse of Husky Stadium. The event day schedule is as follows:

7:30 AM Montlake Boulevard closes to ALL vehicle traffic

7:45 AM 3-Mile Walk

8:15 AM 1-Mile Fun Run

8:28 AM Start of Wheelchair Race

8:30 AM Start of 8K Race

8:50 AM University Bridge goes up (approximate time—the bridge will go up 20 minutes after the last runner crosses the start line)

9:00 AM Fun on the field of the Husky Stadium

9:30 AM Awards Ceremony

9:50 AM Diaper Derby

Click here to view the course map for the 8K Race, 3-Mile Walk, and 1-Mile Fun Run.