Beat the Bridge 2024: Conquering Diabetes One Step at a Time

by Chad Hultz

Beat the Bridge is an annual event that unites runners, walkers, and supporters in a common cause: to beat diabetes. Organized by JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), this year's 42nd Annual Beat the Bridge promises to be an exhilarating experience for participants and spectators alike.

Event Details:

- Date: May 19, 2024

- Location: Husky Stadium, University of Washington, Seattle

- Beneficiary: JDRF

- Registration Fee: $30

Race Categories:

1. 8K Run

- A USATF-sanctioned 8K race that challenges participants to cross the iconic University Bridge before it's raised. Whether you're a seasoned runner or a first-timer, this race offers a thrilling opportunity to test your limits.

- Wheelchair Division: Inclusivity is at the heart of Beat the Bridge, and wheelchair athletes are invited to compete alongside their able-bodied counterparts.

2. 3-Mile Walk:

- A leisurely 3-mile walk through the picturesque University of Washington campus.

- Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow walkers as you stride towards the finish line.

3. 1-Mile Fun Run:

- Perfect for families and kids, the 1-mile Fun Run is a delightful sprint ending on the field at Husky Stadium.

- Let the joy of movement fuel your commitment to beating diabetes.

Why We Run:

Beat the Bridge isn't just about physical activity; it's a powerful statement of solidarity. Here's why we lace up our sneakers and hit the pavement:

- Conquering Type 1 Diabetes (T1D): With 1.45 million Americans living with T1D, our collective efforts fund critical research, advocacy, and support.

- 2024 Ambassadors: Meet Sophia, Preston, and Roman—our inspiring ambassadors who embody resilience and hope. They remind us that every step counts.

How You Can Help:

1. Register: Visit the Beat The Bridge to register for your chosen category.

2. Donate: Even if you can't participate in person, you can still contribute. Your donation fuels progress toward a world without T1D.

3. Spread the Word: Share your Beat the Bridge journey on social media using #BeatTheBridge2024. Let's inspire others to join the fight.

Together, We Bridge the Gap:

Join us on May 19, 2024, as we run, walk, and rally together. Let's beat the bridge, conquer diabetes, and create a brighter future for all.

Learn more and register at the Beat The Bridge Together, we'll make a difference!