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AUG 2015

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t NATURAL Venues About 3,500 runners are expected to partici- pate in the Pensacola Double Bridge Run 15K presented by Publix, set for Feb. 16, 2016, in Pensacola, Fla. The Pensacola Double Bridge Run 15K h as runners crossing two bridges, one over Pensacola Bay and one over Santa Rosa Sound. This is a unique run for several reasons. First, it starts in the historic Pensacola down- town area, which is actu- ally the first European settle- ment in America, said Ray Palmer of the Pensacola Sports Association, the event's organizer. "It's a point-to-point race," he said. Runners start at a bayfront park and run through the historic district of downtown, then cross a three-mile bridge. They then run through another community (Gulf Breeze, Fla.) and cross over a second bridge," he said. "When you get to the top of the bridge, you can see the Gulf of Mexico and the sands of Santa Rosa Island. That nat- ural combination along the water and over the water and back out to the beach makes for a great run." The run is relatively flat other than the Great Views Of Pensacola, Fla., In Double Bridge Run 15K The Pensacola (Fla.) Double Bridge Run, held in February, crosses two bridges—over Pensacola Bay and over Santa Rosa Sound. Pensacola Sports Association Natural Venue KNOW HOW: Build a reputation of making your customers happy and focus- ing on doing a really good job for the athletes. Also be respectful of residents and notify them when you expect delays. —Ray Palmer, Pensacola Sports Association

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