>The fifth annual Neuse River Bridge Run will be held on Saturday, October 17 in New Bern.

Be among the first to Register Online for the 10K Run or 5K Run and Walk.

Gather family, friends or co-workers to register and participate in the team competition category.

Early registration fee of $25 (by 10/01/09) guarantees a t-shirt with the colorful image created by local artist Donna Slade.

The 10K participants will enjoy a breath-taking view from the Neuse and Trent River Bridges, while the 5K Run/walk will traverse beautiful and historic downtown New Bern. Both courses are USTAF certified. New this year is the “Kids Fun Run” which will be held inside Union Point Park. Creative costumes are encouraged for runners of all ages; winners of the costume competition will receive special awards.

Once again an amazing raffle package has been donated by local merchants. The winner will receive a one night stay, double occupancy, at The Aerie Bed & Breakfast Inn, an Inn of Distinction, compliments of Marty and Michael Gunhus. Also included in this luxury package is a 30 minute Carolina Carriage Tour of Historic New Bern, 2 tickets to Tryon Palace, restaurant gift certificate, gift basket and a certificate for an in-room full body massage by licensed massage therapist Sue Jasinski. Plan ahead and enjoy a special stay in New Bern during the 300th Celebration.

The raffle will be held the day of the event; you need NOT be present to win. Raffle tickets for $5 are being sold by representatives of the participating nonprofits which are listed below or call 252.636.3381 for more information.

For additional event information, including accommodations at the Hilton New Bern Riverfront, the Official Hotel of the 2009 Neuse River Bridge Run.

Please contact Ms. Nancy Alexander for more information: Email, phone: 252.633.1599 or fax: 252.634.9889

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