After a 2-year COVID hiatus, the Navy’s 35th Annual Bay Bridge Run/Walk returned to San Diego this past Sunday, May 15th. The event was hosted by the Navy Region Southwest Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Program, and raises funds to support Quality of Life Programs for Navy personnel. MWR provides programs for our 500,000+ active duty and retired military, reservists, their family members and civilian employees who make up our San Diego Military Family. This unique 4-mile run/walk has one-of-a-kind spectacular panoramic views as participants cross the Coronado Bay Bridge and make their way to Coronado’s beautiful Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego. Along the way participants were treated to music from a Mariachi band in Chicano Park, and a Navy Band as they crossed the toll plaza into Coronado. The Annual Bay Bridge Run/Walk is the only day of the year you can cross the Coronado Bridge on foot. Once racers crossed the finish line, they received a special Finisher’s Medal and event shirt to commemorate the day. Racers were then free to enjoy a celebratory finish line party, featuring live entertainment, event expo, prize drawings, and an awards ceremony.
Beyond the Bridge Run, MWR produces fitness and sporting competitions, educational activities, military child appreciation events, on-going Community Recreation trips, leisure skill classes, recreation programs and seasonal celebrations. Additional information on MWR can be found at http://www.navylifesw.com/.