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Released: 10/31/2007 

Cooper-AmeriHealth Bridge Challenge: BFB to Close Sunday Morning

The Delaware River Port Authority is proud to host the 13th Annual Cooper-AmeriHealth Bridge Challenge to benefit Larc School in Bellmawr, NJ on Sunday, November 4 at 8:30 a.m. Registration is from 6:15 a.m. until 7:45 a.m., at Campbellís Field, 401 N. Delaware Ave. (Penn St. and Delaware Ave.) in Camden. The race starts at the foot of the Ben Franklin Bridge in front of the toll plaza in Camden. Participants will run over the bridge and back and through the scenic Camden Waterfront passing the Tweeter Center, Adventure Aquarium and Battleship New Jersey ending in Campbellís Field for a total of 6.2 miles (10k). The Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Sunday, November 4, from 7:45 a.m. until approximately 9:30 a.m. for the race. In addition to the bridge, the following roadways will also be closed to all vehicular traffic on Sunday, November 4, from 7:45 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m. for the race: Broadway between the bridge (676) and Cooper Street; Cooper Street between Broadway and Delaware Avenue; Delaware Avenue between Pearl Street and Battleship Place and Pearl Street between Delaware Avenue and 5th Street. PATCO will run its normal Sunday schedule. NJ Transitís RiverLINE will be providing shuttle service from the Walter Rand Transportation Center to the Camden Waterfront. The Delaware River Port Authority has been hosting the race for 13 years. For the last six years the proceeds have gone directly to Larc School. This yearís run promises to be larger than ever, with more than 4,000 participants expected. The Larc School, a private non-profit organization, provides educational, therapeutic and recreational services to more than 110 individuals with severe disabilities from pre-school to adult students. For further information about the race, please call 856-428-1666 or 856-223-9350 or visit the Run the Bridge website at www.runthebridge.org. The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency. DRPA owns and operates the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges, PATCO, the RiverLink Ferry and the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal.

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