About the Event
The Great Huey P Long Bridge Run has been held on Mother’s Day Weekend. Since the widening of the bridge, the 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk has provided majestic views from a historic bridge, which was established in 1935 and revised in 2013.
After crossing the Mighty Mississippi, runners enjoy the Abita After Party at the Gumbo Festival Park. We serve up live performances, gumbo from the Bridge City Gumbo Festival krewe and homemade jambalaya from the Jambalaya Girl and many Abita Beers and Root Beer on tap.
Our Mission is to advance participation and expose new runners/walkers to the sport as a part of an active lifestyle. We intend to achieve this goal by offering local municipalities, corporations, schools, social organaizations and families an opportunity to run, walk, volunteer or cheer.
The Huey P Run draws particiation from Jefferson Parish, throughout the Greater New Orleans Area and across Southeast Louisaina. The event serves as a vehicle to generate awareness and fundraise for charities / non-profits - more details are released prior to each race in regard to charities and non-profit activities.
In 2018, members of Youth Run NOLA and their families were introduced to the bridge run and met the challenge to Geaux Over It!