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Double Bridge Run 2025

Sat, Feb 1, 2025

Event Start Times:
15K - 2/1 7:00AM
5K - 2/1 8:30AM


The Publix Pensacola Double Bridge Run presented by aDoor Real Estate is BACK! One of the premier 15K races in the country, the course carries runners over two bridges, across Pensacola Bay and Santa Rosa Sound. For the first time this year, the run will go over the fully completed Pensacola Bay Bridge!  It will run from downtown Pensacola with a tour that includes the historic district, and picturesque Bayfront Parkway, a run through Gulf Breeze, and onto Pensacola Beach. The 5K invites both runners and walkers to travel from Gulf Breeze to beautiful Pensacola Beach on Santa Rosa Island and the Gulf Islands Seashore.

There is much to see and lots to do in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach. This event is an ideal winter getaway. Natural beauty, outdoor enjoyment, history, art, entertainment and shopping are there for you and your friends – take the opportunity for a long, true destination weekend.

Race Information

Course Start Line

The starting line for the 5K race is at 10 Daniel St. in Gulf Breeze. (Adjacent to the Gulf Breeze High School Football Field)

The starting line for the 15K race is at Maritime Park 301 West Main Street, Pensacola, FL 32502.

Both races will take runners over the Bob Sikes Bridge to the finish line at the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk parking lot.

*15K runners are required to keep a 14-minute per mile pace.


All participants are encouraged to park at the beach and we will bus you to the start. The main Casino Beach Parking Lot is the preferred parking lot. The overflow lot will be at Park West, the entrance of Fort Pickens, which is 2.5 miles from Casino Beach Parking Lot. 

If you choose to park at the start:

15K – Park in the Maritime Stadium parking lot until it reaches capacity. Additional parking is available in nearby parking structures. There will NOT be a shuttle back to your car.

5K – Park in the Gulf Breeze High School parking lot on the west side of Highway 98 across from the High School football stadium. After parking, take the crosswalk over Highway 98 to get to the starting area. There will NOT be a shuttle back to your car

Pre-race Shuttle Schedules

Shuttle buses will run before the race ONLY.

15K buses leave Casino Beach Parking Lot on Pensacola Beach at 5:00 a.m.- 6:00 a.m. If you are staying at one of the host: the Holiday Inn Resort, Hilton Pensacola Beach or Hampton Inn, your shuttle bus will begin loading at 5:30 a.m. near the front entrance. Plan to arrive early.

5K buses leave Casino Beach Parking Lot on Pensacola Beach at 6:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m. If you are staying at one of the host: the Holiday Inn Resort, Hilton Pensacola Beach or Hampton Inn, your shuttle bus will begin loading at 7:00 am near the front entrance. Plan to arrive early.

There is a toll-by-plate fee to get onto the beach on race morning.

Buses load at Sidelines Sports Bar and Restaurant.

Buses will drop you at your appropriate starting area. Be sure you are on the correct shuttle for your race.

Course and Timing

Both the 5k and 15K races will be scored and age category prizes awarded based on NET TIME, meaning you will only be scored for when you cross the start and finish lines, not when the gun goes off.  Overall awards are scored based on gun time. The 15K start will have a corral start. Please go to the corral that coincides with your minute-per-mile pace. The 15k has a 14-minute-per-mile pace requirement.

Both races will be scored using the IPICO electronic timing system.  All bibs will have a disposable chip, you must wear your bib properly in order to be timed.  Once you have crossed the finish line keep moving forward. No chips to remove!

There are NO strollers, bikes, rollerblades, or dogs allowed in either race.

The entire course will close at 9:30 a.m.

The starting line for the 15K race is at Maritime Park 301 West Main Street, Pensacola, FL 32502.

The starting line for the 5K race is at 10 Daniel St. in Gulf Breeze.

There will be 3 water stations. One near the 2-, 6-, and 8-mile markers.

The finish line for both races will be in the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk parking lot. 15K runners are required to keep a 14-minute per mile pace.

Gear Bag Check

Convenient bag check at both start areas enables you to have a change of clothes and essentials delivered to the finish line for your comfort.

You MUST use the drawstring goodie bag provided to you at packet pickup to place your pre and post run clothes. We will not accept any other bags or clothing not in the clear bag provided to you.

A gear check card is provided to you inside your race bag. It is your responsibility to place it visibly on your bag when you drop it off at the Bag Drop truck. Gear bags will be transported for you from the start areas to the finish line area.

Gear must be checked by:

  • 6:40am for 15K
  • 8:10am for 5K.

Gear Bag check will be located at the Rowes Moving Trucks at both starts. Gear will be immediately available at the finish area UNTIL 10:00 a.m. We ask that you not put valuables in your gear bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. The race is not responsible for bags not picked up by 10:00 a.m.

Race Bib Information

  • 4 pins or bib boards must be used to secure your bib to your shirt or shorts. They are provided to you.
  • Bib must be visible throughout the race and worn on the front of your body.
  • Wearing your bib incorrectly may interfere with the chip reader and your race time.

On-course Entertainment and Aid Stations

On the 15k course, aid stations are located at approximately the 2-, 6-, and 8-mile marks.

On the 5k course, the aid station will be located at the 2-mile mark.

There will be spring water, medical support, and portable toilets at each aid station as well as the start and finish areas. There will be DJs and bands on the course strategically placed to keep you entertained and motivated.

Race Goodies

Participants in both races receive an official race t-shirt, a 100% soft polyester unisex long-sleeve shirt (While Supplies Last!).

All 15K and 5K finishers will receive a commemorative Finisher’s Medals.

All participants will receive a link for to download race photos following the race, provided by Street Safari.

Packet Pickup/Late Registration

Expo, Packet Pickup and Late Registration (if not sold out) will be at Hilton Pensacola Beach:

Thursday, February 1
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Friday, February 2
12:00 PM –  7:00 PM

Proxy Pick-Up is available. The person picking up the packet that is not theirs will have to sign for it.

Day of race packet pick-up is not recommended but will be available for those not able to make the Thursday or Friday time.

The expo will feature vendor booths.


Race T-Shirts

Participants will receive a 100% soft polyester long-sleeve shirt. Both men’s and women’s cuts are available.

Please specify the size of shirt you would like when you submit your race application. There will be NO Shirt Exchanges at packet pickup or on Race Day.  The size you choose is the size you will get.

Size and/or availability of shirts are not guaranteed to late registrants.


Cash awards will be awarded to the 15K first ($750), second ($400), third place ($200), fourth ($100), and fifth ($50) finishers in both men and women categories.  Cash award winners are subject to drug testing prior to the distribution of the cash award.

Overall awards for the 15K and 5K runner’s races including overall, masters, grandmasters and senior grandmasters, will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony at the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk . Age group awards three deep in five year age groups starting at 13 for the 15K and 10 for the 5K will be available at the awards ceremony.

New: Age group awards for 5K walkers will be awarded including male and female overall, then three deep in 20-year age groups: 0-20, 21-40, 41-60, 61-80, 81 and over.

Awards ceremony will be located at TBD


Our  team challenge for the DOuble Bridge RUn will take your team's fastest individual times and total them.  The team with the fastest cumulative time will be the winner.  In the Co-Ed division, the team must have atleast one femal and one male finisher to be scored.

Awards will be given to the top 2 teams(1st & 2nd place in the 15K Only in the Female, Male, and Co-Ed team category)

5K Teams is just for fun and WILL NOT be scored in any way.  This friends and family teams category is NOT ELIGIBLE for any prizes or awards.

Race Day Timeline

5am – 6am 15K Shuttle Buses Depart Beach Parking Lot
6am – 7:30am 5K Shuttle Bus Departs Beach Parking Lot
6:40am 15K – Begin lining up in correct corral for start
6:55am Colors Presentation and National Anthem
7:00am Start of the 15K Double Bridge Run presented by Publix
7:30am Final 5K Bus Departs Pensacola Beach
8:10am Begin line-up for 5K Run and Walk
8:25am Colors Presentation and National Anthem
8:30am Start of the 5K Double Bridge Run presented by Publix
9:30am Course Closes.
10:00am Awards Ceremony at the Bandshell, Free Beer Service Ends
8:00am – 2:00pm Post-Race Party at the boardwalk, Hooters, Bamboo Willies, Whiskey Joe's
11:00am –  3:00pm Post – Post Race Party at the Sandshaker Lounge

*Times are subject to change


This is a Pensacola Sports event.  Pensacola Sports is a private 501(c)3 non – profit organization primarily funded from revenues generated from membership, partnerships and events. Our focus is education, inspiration and participation in various team, individual, amateur and professional sports activities.  Our annual programming includes free youth sports clinics aimed at introducing sports to all children as well as provide safe, fun activities for area youth, the Senior Scholar Athlete Banquet which awards over $100,000 in scholarships partnering with multiple organizations in the community,  a high school all-star series for volleyball, football, soccer, basketball, baseball and softball which gives senior athletes recognition and a chance to play in front of college coaches and much more.  Many Pensacola Sports events also directly engage and benefit organizations such as Arc Gateway, The Optimist Club, Police Cadet Programs and area Rotary Clubs.

In addition to our event management, Pensacola Sports is the Sport Tourism marketing agency for Escambia county investing annually in worthwhile local sports initiatives.

Our Sponsors

Pensacola Sports is grateful for the support of its generous partners, sponsors and donors. Thank you for your commitment to growing Pensacola as a healthy place to live, work and play.

Event Photos

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