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Released: 11/2/2010 

Cooper-Norcross Run The Bridge- Ben Franklin Bridge to Close Sunday Morning

Ben Franklin Bridge to Close Sunday, November 7 from 7:45am-9:30am


The Delaware River Port Authority is proud to host the Annual Cooper-Norcross Run the Bridge presented by AmeriHealth New Jersey on Sunday, November 7, at 8:30am. The event benefits the Larc School in Bellmawr, New Jersey. Registration is from 6:15am to 8:00am at Campbell’s Field, 401 North Delaware Avenue, 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 through the scenic Camden Waterfront passing the Battleship New Jersey, Susquehanna Bank Center and Adventure Aquarium before ending at Campbell’s Field for a total of 6.2 miles (10k). There is also a two mile bridge walk which begins immediately after the start of the run. 

The Ben Franklin Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, FROM 7:45AM UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 9:30AM for the race. In addition to the bridge, a number of local roadways will also be closed. 

For the last 9 years, proceeds from the race have gone directly to Larc School, a private non-profit organization which provides educational, therapeutic and recreational services to more than 110 individuals with severe disabilities from pre-school to adult students. More than 4,000 participants are expected to take part this year.

DRPA CEO, John J. Matheussen, points out “the iconic Ben Franklin Bridge forms a magnificent backdrop for this annual event. We are pleased to once again be a partner, along with AmeriHealth, in the Cooper-Norcross Run the Bridge event which benefits the services provided by the Larc School.” 

Further information about the race is available by calling 856-234-9371, 856-428-1666 or 856-223-9350 or by visiting the 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, and PATCO, the Philadelphia Cruise Terminal and the RiverLink Ferry.


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