All active duty and reserve members of the military, veterans and first responders can receive $10 off their race registration by using the discount code: 18WESALUTEYOU when registering.
“Our servicemen and women, as well as our emergency services personnel, have done so much to contribute to the success of this race,” said Susan Daniels, race director. “We want to show these selfless individuals that we appreciate the sacrifices they have made and want to make their participation in our event as convenient, affordable and inclusive as possible.”
Registration is currently open for up to 4,000 runners who can participate in the event with elite runners and will be able to compete for their portion of the $25,000 prize purse in the 3 Bridge Race on Nov. 10 with the half marathon, 5K and 1-mile fun walk starting at 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m., respectively.
The half marathon and 5K, however, will be the only events with prize money awarded to the winners.
All three courses are USATF certified and runners who complete the half marathon will be able to use their time to qualify for other USATF races.
Additionally, runners and walkers will have the option of completing the race course alongside a Clearwater Police officer, many of whom are veterans, on Veteran’s Day Weekend. Once registered, those interested will need to visit the Clearwater Police Mobile Command Bus located in Coachman Park before the start of the first race. Officers will be available to walk or run either race segment with runners or families participating in the race on a first-come, first-served basis.
The half marathon will begin in Clearwater at Coachman Park, where participants will run over Clearwater Memorial Causeway, Sand Key Bridge and Belleair Causeway Bridge before returning to Coachman Park.
If sold out, race organizers expect the event to raise more than $250,000 for Clearwater For Youth, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which supports local youth athletic programs by providing grants and provides scholarships for athletes who are from the area. CFY is dedicated to building character through sports and helping provide young athletes a foundation to succeed in life.
The Inaugural Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Race in 2017 raised more than $150,000 for Clearwater For Youth.
To register for the event or for more information on the Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Race, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Clearwater/PhilDoganiero3BridgeHalfMarathon5K1MileFunRunWalk.
About the Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5K and 1M
The Phil Doganiero 3 Bridge Half Marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is an annual event focused on promoting athletic excellence and offering a family-friendly activity for those living in the Tampa Bay-area. Proceeds from the race help further the Clearwater For Youth mission that no child will be denied the ability to play in a sports program because of financial concerns. The half marathon course crosses over three iconic bridges in the Clearwater area, including the Memorial Causeway, Sand Key Bridge and Belleair Bridge.
About Clearwater For Youth
Founded in 1966, Clearwater For Youth’s mission is to help ensure “no child is turned away” from pursuing athletic initiatives due to financial concerns and to elevate youth sports in the local communities. CFY offers support to young athletes through scholarships and grants to constructive athletic programs where children from all backgrounds can play and learn together. Through a unique partnership with the City of Clearwater, CFY supports all city co-sponsored youth sports programs. CFY also supplements youth athletic organizations across northern Pinellas County. In total, over 8,000 children are served annually. CFY also provides a college scholarship program, and in 2018, awarded 14 deserving high school seniors $90,000 in college scholarships. Since 2006, CFY has awarded over $500,000 in college scholarships. To learn more about CFY, visit http://www.clearwaterforyouth.org/.